Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Which granola or protein bar should you buy?

Nothing is as confusing as walking into a grocery store and perusing the granola bar aisle. There are often hundreds of bars to choose from (okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but it sure feels that way!). So which should you choose? It depends on what you are using that bar for and/or what time of the day it is being consumed. So here are a few options that are nutritionally sound, based on timing and use. Note: this list is NOT all-inclusive and are general recommendations. Your specific needs might be different.

+Available from Trader Joe's specifically, though may be elsewhere
*Available from Whole Foods specifically, though may be elsewhere

Pre-weight lifting
Larabar Peanut butter Cookie (Gluten free, dairy free, Soy free, Vegan)
Luna Lemon Zest (Organic)
Organic Food Bar Active Greens (Organic, Vegan)*

Pre-endurance training
Clif Sierra Trail Mix Bar
Larabar Cashew Cookie (Gluten Free/Dairy Free/Soy free/Vegan)
Vega Snack (Vegan)*

Post-weight lifting
G Whey Protein Bar Chocolate Chip
Cascadian Farm Organics Protein Peanut butter Chocolate Chip (Organic)
The Goodonya Bar Peanut butter Honey (Soy free, Dairy free, Gluten Free)*

Post-endurance training
Clif Mojo Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt (Gluten Free)
Greens + Chocolate Energy Bar+
Kind Fruit and Nut: Fruit and Nuts In Yogurt (Gluten Free)*

Snack (not around training time)
Think Thin High Protein Chunky Peanut butter (Gluten Free)
Clif Builder Crunchy Peanut butter
Balance Bar Yogurt Honey Peanut+
Go Raw Live Pumpkin Bar (Gluten Free, Nut Free)*

Snack if trying to lose weight (not for high-level athletes; not around training time)
Luna Protein Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Fiber One Protein Caramel Nut
Think Thin Lean Protein and Fiber Bar Chocolate Almond Brownie (Gluten Free)*

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