Whether it is based on granola, protein, or something else, bars can be a great source of quick source when you’re on-the-go and feeling hungry. Often I am quite picky with my bars, as I don’t like hundreds of weird ingredients or buckets of added sugar. In no particular order, here are my seven go-to bars for when I need fuel in order to keep me going!
Of course, these had to be on the list. Lärabars are amazing because (a) they are absolutely delicious, and (b) they only have ingredients you’d find in your home. Lärabars also have no added sugar; all their sweetness comes from the dates. Wondering what flavor to try first? See my post of Ranked: Best Flavors of Laräbars for ideas!
KIND Grains Bar
These bars are different from the original & nut-filled Kind bars, as they are made using five different whole grains (oats, millet, amaranth, buckwheat, and quinoa), rather than nuts. Each flavor then has different add-ins. I love their Cinnamon Oat and Dark Chocolate Chunk. These are awesome for quick energy and getting some whole grains in your diet.
Taos Mountain Energy Bar
I first found this bar at REI (my favorite place) and was immediately in love. It has clean ingredients and is ready to give you energy for anything, whether that be a run, a busy afternoon, or, you know, a hike up a mountain. My favorite flavor is their Toasted Coconut.
Luna Protein Bar
Luna Protein Bars are not only satisfying & tasty, but they also pack lots of vitamins and nutrients. They also, of course, have protein, which everyone needs. My favorite two flavors are Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Mint Chocolate Chip. These are perfect post-workout or as a snack.
Nature Valley Crunchy Bar
These are basic granola bars that are awesome for an afternoon/morning snack. I love their classic Oats & Honey and Roasted Almond. Next time I am trying their Coconut flavor 🙂
KIND Nuts & Spices Bar
Kind Nut & Spices Bars have less than five grams of sugar and at least six grams of protein. They have a much shorter list of ingredients than many other bars out there; not to mention they are delectable, as well! My favorite is Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, as it is rich, salty, and therefore satisfying. I cannot wait to try their Dark Chocolate Almond Mint!
Clif Mojo Trail Mix
Believe it or not, I tried this bar for the first time when I was “stranded” at school starving. I desperately stumbled upon the vending machine, and decided to try something new. I am glad I did! Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut is always my go-to pre-workout. I like these bars much better than the regular Clif!