On an average day, I typically eat five meals. The two meals in the middle are usually snack foods that I plan out and pack in the morning and take with me. Some days, I am almost too busy to pack my lunch much less snacks, which is why I am thankful for healthy snack bars. At our house, we have a drawer full of them because they are filling, delicious, quick and easy.
What to look for in a healthy snack bar
Read nutrition labels! You want to find a bar with:
- ingredients you can read- the less ingredients the better
- low sugar
- low sodium
My go-to favorite healthy snack bars
These are the bars I try to keep stocked most of the time:
Although they have almost 20g of sugar, Lara bars have less than 10 ingredients (most less than 5) per bar. They are all natural, no extra sugar, and come in a wide variety of flavors. My favorite flavors: apple pie, chocolate chip brownie, peanut butter chocolate chip, and peanut butter cookie.
Trader Joe’s fruit bar
These bars are “vegan and raw” with only two ingredients. All of the flavors are equally tasty and perfect before a morning run or workout.
With just a few more ingredients the fruit bars with flax and chia seeds are wonderful too.
Trader Joe’s simply nutty bars
These are new to Trader Joe’s and delicious! The dark chocolate sweetens it, and it seems more like a midday dessert.
TJ’s organic chia bar
Trader Joe’s organic chia bars are the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
Speaking of sweet and salty, Kind bars have mastered the fruit and nut mixture.
What are your favorite healthy snack bars? Leave me a comment below! I would love to hear from you.