Just like with your bread, or any other product if you can't pronounce the ingredients in the snack bar or don't know what it is then it's better not to eat it. Look for snack bars that contain only WHOLE food ingredients such as: dried fruits, nuts, seeds, oats, quinoa, millet, amaranth, blackstrap molasses, agave nectar, brown rice syrup, honey, and dark chocolate (70%). Avoid any bars with hydrogenated oils, milk chocolate, sucrose, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, corn sweetener, fruit juice concentrate, or any ingredient ending in “ose.”
-Be less than 200 calories
-Contain fewer than 10 grams of sugar per bar
-Have less than 20% of the daily value of saturated fat
-Have 5 grams of protein or more
-Contain a minimum of 3 grams of fiber
For instance most KIND bars include 5 ingredients or less, as well as contain whole clean foods you can pronounce, and only one natural sweetener and extremely tasty and come in many difference kinds.
To make your own health bar check out the recipe under Sides and Snacks.
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