Raise the Bar With These 10 Healthy Breakfast Options
We all know the scene: You're in too much of a rush to cobble together a wholesome breakfast before work, and lacking on-the-go options, you end up grabbing a doughnut or another equally less ideal snack. Then, predictably, you're starving and on the verge of a sugar crash well before lunchtime. Luckily, there are a variety of good-for-you breakfast bars available today, most of which are made of wholesome ingredients and without artificial sugars. We've taken out the guesswork by rounding up some of the most delicious options. Take your pick.
Blueberry Muffin LÄRABAR
Blueberry muffins in their true form are hard to refuse, but it's no secret that they are calorie-laden sugar bombs with next to no nutrients and will inevitably lead to a crash later on. This breakfast bar won't taste fake because it's not — LÄRABARs are made with minimal ingredients, and this one's shortlist includes blueberries, cashews, and dates with a dash of lemon and vanilla.
Picky Bars Smooth Caffeinator
Coffee-lovers and endurance athletes can rejoice: this bar nails the perfect 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein, and more than half of its sugars come from fruits, nuts, and grains. Added bonus: it's gluten- and dairy-free, a win for those with allergies.
Maple Cinnamon Kind Breakfast Bar
If sweet dishes like pancakes or even a healthy bowl of oatmeal are your jam, you'll love this Kind bar. Soft-baked and packed with protein, this one is a great option for any time of day.
LÄRABAR Fruit + Greens
If you're a smoothie-lover who seeks something more filling, this bar is right up your alley. Once again, these are made with just five ingredients — including 1/4 cup greens — and come in three different flavor combinations: mango spinach cashew, strawberry spinach cashew, and pineapple kale cashew.
Peanut Butter RxBar
These bars are all over the internet these days — and for good reason. The high-protein bars are made with only natural ingredients, most of which are listed right on the front of the package. There are also about a dozen flavors to choose from, from sea-salt chocolate to mixed berry.
Kashi Blackberry Graham Cereal Bar
Whole-grain cereal bars are a great option if you've got a sweet tooth and you're trying to eat more fruit. These Kashi bars offer three grams of fiber and are free of artificial sugars.
Nature's Path Sunrise Breakfast Biscuits
For those who love a crunchy treat with their morning coffee, these cookie-like bars are just the ticket. Available in three flavors (blueberry and chia, honey and chia, and dark chocolate and coconut), these organic bars are loaded with whole-grain oats and other wholesome ingredients.
Rise Breakfast Bars
Made with just eight real-food ingredients, most of which are fruit, these bars are perfect if you want a satisfying option with an energizing morning start. Other flavor options include cashew almond, macadamia pineapple, and perfect pumpkin.
Oatmega Grass-Fed Whey Protein Bar
If you struggle to get your ever-essential omega-3s because you're just not a fan of those giant fish oil pills (or fish in general), these bars will be a true lifesaver. They also contain 13 grams of protein and seven grams of fiber, so they're sure to leave you satisfied.
Kind Healthy Grains Bars
Granola fans will love this option. Made with five grains and offering the ideal combination of chewy and crunchy, these bars are perfect with a cup of coffee or side of fruit.