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Snack Bars aka Nutrition or Energy Bars

Nutrition bars are designed to fuel you or be an in-between snack, but if you’re not careful, they can also deliver a major unwanted sugar buzz. 

I looked them over closely for a recent sugar workshop…and they all have some pros and cons.  Bottom line, you want to watch the sugar and the added ingredients.  For example, in addition to those listed below, the Atkins Chocolate Peanut Butter has only 1g of sugar(sweetened by sugar alcohols-I think Xylitol, it didn’t say) but it had 19g of Protein and 2g Net Carbs.

A Clif bar serves up about 20 g of sugar, while Luna, NutGo, and Zone bars all have about 14 grams each.  Each had their trade-offs, so read labels carefully.

A snack I found, and they are pretty tasty, are the Pistachio-Cranberry bars, serving size is 2 but you only need 1.

Or…make your own, they're easy to make and keep in the fridge for a day or so or you can freeze ‘em.  Scroll down to Feb. 8th post for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars that are, IMO, great.

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