a better protein bar

Posted: April 12, 2012 in Health, Recipes

When I used to think about protein bars, I’d think of them as a healthy treat. How can you go wrong with oats and fruit in a bar? Then I stopped and really started to pay attention to what’s in them (sugar, sugar and things I can’t pronounce). My thought process has since changed. One of my favorite food blogger, Snack Girl, wrote a post last year comparing a Cliff Bar to a Snickers. I know what you’re thinking, “Duh, it’s a Snickers. It’s going to be WAY worse for you.” Actually, they’re about the same (she also throws Newtons Fruit Thins into the comparison).

Now, I’m not saying don’t eat protein bars. I’m saying – start paying closer attention to those you do eat. Read the ingredient list. Is filled with six different types of sugar? If so, maybe grab a Larabar instead. (Most are made with less that nine ingredients.)

Want to know EXACTLY what’s in your protein bar? Make your own!

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