The best breakfast bars are high in protein and fiber for sustained energy to get you through the morning to lunchtime. Great for those who need an easy, on-the-go and satisfying meal, these best-of-bars fit the bill.
In addition to breakfast, these bars are great to have on hand at all times and can be used as a quick, occasional snack and serve as the perfect fuel to take before or during any intense activity, such as biking, hiking or even competing in a triathlon. In addition, these are great to throw in your bag for travel and long car rides as they might end up being the healthiest option you find.
Some other areas where these bars stand out are in their ingredients — they use a great combination of better for you, organic and/or sustainable ingredients, are non-GMO and use no artificial colors and flavors. Here are three to try right now.
1. KIND Nuts & Spices Bars
KIND Bars are made with simple, whole ingredients, including nuts that are mixed with fruits and spices bound together with honey. Low in sugar, gluten-free and non-GMO, the most popular flavor is their Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt blend. This satisfying and delicious snack is also a good source of fiber and can easily be thrown into your bag and taken anywhere for your meal and/or snack of choice.
PROS: These bars are lower on the glycemic index making them more slowly digested, absorbed and metabolized and ultimately more satisfying.
CONS: These are not a low-fat food.
2. CLIF Energy Bar
These CLIF Energy Bars are purposefully made to deliver the right amount of protein, fiber and carbs to sustain you during any adventure. Made with organic and sustainable ingredients like oats, almonds and dates, these bars are non-GMO and come in an array of delicious, satisfying flavors. These bars are the perfect energy snack to fuel up with before, during or even after your activity of choice.
PROS: These bars have a good balance of macro-nutrients to sustain you through any activity.
CONS: As these bars are higher in calories and sodium, so using them as a breakfast substitute first thing in the morning might be your best bet.
3. Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bars
Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bars are made with stone ground whole wheat, real figs and blueberries with no artificial colors and no high fructose corn syrup. These bars are a solid choice for active, on-the-go nutrition or as a healthy snack for your child’s lunch box. Nature’s Bakery bars are also soft-baked, filled with real fruit and perfectly portioned into two bars.
PROS: The twin bar packs don’t melt, crumble or break.
CONS: They only have one gluten-free option.