Breakfast bars are a great idea, in theory. However, some mainstream breakfast bars are high in sugar, low in protein and very low in taste. So before you buy a box of new breakfast bars, be sure to check out these requirements for picking a good bar:
- It should not have more than 15 grams of sugar.
- It should have 5 grams or more of fiber.
- It should have at least 5 grams of protein.
- It should contain 25% of the DV for calcium.
A good pick: Luna's Whole Grain Sunrise Bars have 8 g of protein and 5 g of fiber, plus 35% of the daily value for calcium. (180 cal, 4.5 g fat, 2 g sat fat). You can buy a box of 15 for $19.99 online at LunaBar.com.