Lets talk energy bars

Ok before DX I loved my energy bars and granola bars. Since I now check the label on everything I buy I have come to see most are just glorified candy bars. I still indulge in them but in moderation and only for work outs or meal replacement.
I tend to stick to Cliff/Luna brand do to my taste preference and the fact that the company is pretty green and helps support a Santa Cruz group that runs diabetes camps. They tend to be around 30-40 carbs which is my standard intake for meals/snacks.
I also like Planters nut bars at 22 carbs a piece not as filling but a nice treat.

I like Larabar b/c they have simple ingredients (fruit and nuts) and that’s it. They are also gluten/soy/dairy free and kosher (if that’s important to you.) They tend to have around 30g carbs, and they do have soem chocolate-y flavored ones, if that’s your preference!

I eat KIND bars. Some are lower carb (14 grams). Check the labels.

Agree that they’re candy bars re-marketed & basically junk. Throw in some cheap protein powder & poof somehow they’re a heathy treat:) I’ve seen cookies that have better ingredients.

I eat Fiber One bars. I don’t know how ‘healthy’ they are in terms of ingredients, but I appreciate that I can get something very filling with around 20 net carbs.

I had one of the lower carb Kind bars last weekend that didn’t seem to have the 15G of carbs it suggested it would. I sort of cheated by running a lot that may have wiped it out. I used to eat granola bars all the time but have kind of moved away from them. I like the idea of concise food though. It has a certain appeal.

Me too. They’re a good pre gym snack; depending on where my numbers are, I don’t always have to bolus for them. The “nut delight” is 14 g. Just nuts in a light honey-ish glaze.

I love the times that I am active enough that I don’t need to bolus.

I have never been a breakfast eater- but after D- I had to find something I could eat in the AM with meds. I must have read every “energy bar” label out there- and you’re right - might as well be having a snickers bar. I finally found something that met my criterian= no flour-and under 20 carbs.

I love .Mrs Mays Trio Bars I buy them in bulk at cosco- about a $1 each- If you like nuts you’ll love these.

Also No Cholesterol, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Wheat Free, No Preservatives, No Trans Fats, Kosher

Here’s the nutrition for the Strawberry Bar.

Ingredients : Cashew, Almonds, Pistachios, Strawberries, Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Dates, Raisins, Rice Malt, Natural Flavors, Evaporated Cane Juice and Sea Salt.

Strawberry Trio BarNutrition Facts

Serving Size 35g

Servings Per Container 1

Calories 170

Calories from fat 100%

Daily ValueTotal Fat 12g 18%

Saturated Fat 1.5g 9%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%Sodium 45mg 2%

Total Carbohydrate 14g

Dietary Fiber 2g 8%

Sugars 6gProtein 5g

Vitamin A 0%

Vitamin C 2%

Calcium 2%

Iron 8%

I like the Balance honey-yogurt-peanut bar, which is 21 grams of net carbs, 15 grams of protein and 7 grams of fat.

I keep them in my desk at work for those “I must have a donut” days. One of them with a cup of decaf will derail my urge to splurge on something far, far worse.