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Healthy Bars for On the Go Snacking

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For those times when one needs an energy boost or missed a meal when traveling, here are some bars that can be substituted in lieu or a candy bar or a sugary sweet cereal bar made with high fructose corn syrup.

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Annie's Organic Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
These bars are packed with 8g of whole grain per serving, certified organic, and contain no artificial ingredients, synthetic preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup.

Bumble Bar
Try these organic, vegan, gluten-free, ethically sourced sesame bars made with pure and simple ingredients for a chewy bar that also has a sweet bit of a crunch to it. Among their array of flavors include Chai Almond, Cherry Chocolate and Paradise Pineapple.

Cascadian Farm
Their USDA organic granola cereal bars made without GMO ingredients will fill one up without the added sugar high that too often accompanies a more sugary granola bar. In particular, be sure to sample their Dark Chocolate Cranberry Trail Mix and Harvest Berry bars. Those who prefer a more crunchy granola bar can choose between their Oats and Cocoa or Oats and Honey bars.

Equal Exchange
For a delicious late afternoon snack to tide one over until dinner check out their mixed berries Geobar which is crammed with over 50% fair trade ingredients including blueberries, raisins and cranberries blended with honey, toasted wheat flakes, oats, and crisped rice.

Kuli Kuli
The Moringa oleifera leaves used in Kuli Kuli's Moringa Superfood Bars has been described as a "natural nutrition for the tropics." These bars which come in dark chocolate, crunchy almond or black cherry also contain 5g of protein along with 15% of daily recommended fiber, 25% of calcium, 25-30% of vitamin A, 8% of vitamin C, and 20% of iron.

LUNA Bar
These bars made from 70% organic ingredients and nothing artificial added are high in calcium and folic acid and rich in antioxidants A, C, E with 8g protein and 3g fiber. Be sure to check out their latest carrot cake creation, a cinnamon-spiced bar with carrots, walnuts, white soy chips, and sweet raisins—drizzled with creamy vanilla icing.

PROMAX
Their LS Lower Sugar energy bars are gluten-free and vegetarian with 18g of protein and 11-14g fiber. While they contain 40% less sugar than leading energy bars, their chocolate fudge and peanut butter chocolate bars should satisfy one's sweet tooth.

Rudi's Bakery
Their gluten-free cherry almond bars are soft and chewy with just a bit of crunch. A taste of honey naturally sweetens these bars while 3g of protein and 2 g of filling fiber helps to curb one's appetite.

Soy Joy
Their all-natural and gluten-free snack are baked with piece of real fruit such as blueberry or banana, as well as non-genetically modified ground whole soybeans. This combination produces a bar filled with carbs, fiber and protein. For a hot baked treat microwave them for 8-10 seconds.

Cliff MoJo
These gluten free bars made with 70% organic ingredients combine nuts, fruit and chocolate for a salty yet sweet taste and a crisp yet chewy texture.

Honey Stringer Energy Bars
These bars made with over 30% honey are especially good for those with a sweet tooth. Other ingredients in this bar include 5g Non-GMO Soy Protein, 23 vitamins and minerals, whole grains, calcium, and antioxidants.

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