I have been bringing samples of healthy snack bars to my classes for my ladies to taste and thought I would look at each of these bars in terms of nutrition, benefits and recommendations.
So, let’s look at 5 of the most easily accessible snack/protein bars:
Eat Natural Fruit & Nut Bar Dark Chocolate
Nature Valley Crunchy Oats & Honey
Nakd Cocoa & Orange
Trek Peanut Power Energy Bar
9 Bar Super Seeds Fruity Carob Hit
Eat Natural Fruit & Nut Bar Dark Chocolate:
Gluten free, vegetarian (not vegan)
Does include glucose syrup, honey and cocout which make it sweet
Nature Valley Crunchy Oats & Honey:
Oat gluten, wheat free, vegetarian (not vegan)
Does include sugar as the second ingredient and honey
11.9g Sugar for both bars
Nakd Cocoa & Orange:
Only 4 ingredients Dates, Cashews, Raisins, Cocoa with orange flavour.
Gluten free, 100% vegan, 1 of 5 a day
No added sugar or syrups
13.6g Sweetness from dates
Gluten free, vegan, packed with seeds
Carob is a great source of magnesium and helps with chocolate cravings
202mg magnesium 54% of RDA
From this I am reassured that my usual ‘go to’ bars that I enjoy are 9 Bars and Nakd Bars and these give me the biggest punch of protein with less sugar.
Please be sure to watch my recent Scope on this too. Follow me @Lisa_Barwise.