Meal Replacement Bars? Some Great Recommendations

Many women love the convenience of grabbing a breakfast bar on the way out the door to work or school. But not all breakfast bars are created equal. Some of them have lots of sugar. And some of them really aren’t healthy enough to make them worth your while. Here are some of the ones I recommend:

Clif MOJO bar: An okay amount of protein, and not so bad on sugar.

KIND:Protein bar: Very good on sugar and higher on protein (found at Trader Joe’s).

Think Thin Bars: Very good on protein, but they have sugar alcohols. These can cause bloating/gas and sometimes migraines. Most people do not have issues with this particular bar, though.

LARA bars: High in natural sugar and don’t have much protein, but they help curb a sweet tooth.

Nature’s Valley Granola Bars (Oats n Honey): These have 11 grams of sugar in both bars, but they’re natural and I would consider them an excellent choice. They do not have adequate protein, so you would want to pair them with a source of protein.

These, in fact, are the only barsĀ I would ever recommend. If you do have a bar for breakfast, you might also want to pair it with a protein such as yogurt, eggs/egg whites, cottage cheese, or turkey bacon. If you can add a piece of fruit, that’s good, too. Hey — I know you’re trying to get out of the house, but nutrition is important!

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