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Lowest in calories? Highest in fiber? Most like a candy bar? HG is here to give you the lowdown on the best bars in all different categories... 
LOWEST CALORIE BARS...

Kudos Milk Chocolate Granola Bar in Apple Nut Crunch (90 cal, 3g fat, 15 carbs, 1g fiber, 8g sugar, 1g protein) This applelicious, nutty, chocolatey bar tastes like it should have way more than 90 calories.  See, sometimes life is fair.

Kellogg's Special K Bar, Strawberry (90 cal, 1.5g fat, 18 carbs, <1g fiber, 8g sugar, 1g protein) Special K cereal lovers, grab one of these bars. They make a great light snack.

Pria Mint Chocolate Cookie Bar (110 cal, 3.5g fat, 15 carbs, 1g fiber, 9g sugar, 5g protein) This 110 calorie bar has a Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie vibe to it. We like it frozen.

Glenny's Light 'n Crispy Bar, Sugar Free Fudge Dip (60 cal, 3g fat, 8 carbs, <1g fiber, 3g protein) Like chocolate? Like crunch? Don't like to take in too many calories? Then this bar is for you!

 

CANDY BAR SWAPS!

These chocolicous bars are good enough to bite when when a chocolate craving bites YOU. They may not be healthy enough for daily munching, but they aren't too bad as an occasional treat...

Kudos M&M Bar (100 cal, 3g fat, 17 carbs, 0g fiber, 10g sugar, 1g protein) This yummy bar has actual M&M's in it. And with just 100 calories, it can't cause too much damage.

Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats KaZaam Crunch, Cookies 'n Cream Bar (120 cal, 5g fat, 18 carbs, <1g fiber, 10g sugar, 1g protein) Tastes like a combination of a rice crispy treat, s'mores, and Oreo cookie chunks. And we like saying "Kazaam." Try it, it's fun. Kazaaaaaaaam! See?

Quaker Granola Bar, Low Fat Chocolate Chunk (110 cal, 2g fat, 22 carbs, 1g fiber, 10g sugar, 2g protein) All thoughts of Snickers or Butterfinger bars will likely vanish once you chew one of these.

Hershey's S'mores Snack Barz, Marshmallow Creme (110 cal, 4g fat, 18 carbs, 0g fiber, 10 sugar, <1g protein).  Eat this bar, and you'll feel like you're cheating, bigtime. What keeps this splurge from getting out of hand, though, is its size. Each rice krispy, marshmallow-y, chocolatey square is just big enough to squash cravings.

 

THE FIBER WINNER!!!

If it's fiber you're after, we've got the PERFECT bar for you!!!  It's called the Organic Fiber Bar, and it's aptly named, because it packs in a whopping 14g of fiber!  Our favorite flavor is the "Awesome Apple."  It's chewy, apple-icious and really good for you.  And all that fiber really fills you up, so at 160 calories and 3.5g of fat it's a GREAT snack!

 

LOW GLYCEMIC

Low GI diets are all the rage these days.  Low glycemic foods keep blood sugar levels low and steady, meaning you stay fuller, longer. Yay!  If you follow a low GI diet, or even if you don't, you'll want to check out Solo GI Low Glycemic Bars (190 - 200 cal, 5 - 7g fat, 22 - 25 carbs, 3 - 4g fiber, 15 - 16g sugar, 10 - 12g protein). These yummy bars, which come in Berry Bliss, Chocolate Charger, Mint Mania, and Peanut Power will keep you full and satisfied. The glycemic index of these bars is between 22 and 28. That's WAY lower than most other bars!

 

PROTEIN PICKS

LUNA Bar, Iced Oatmeal Raisin (170 cal, 4g fat, 27 carbs, 3g fiber, 10g sugar, 10g protein) This bar is a tiny bit too high in calories to be a snack, but it's satisfying enough to serve as a mini-meal when you're in a hurry.

South Beach Diet Bars, Cinnamon Raisin (140 cal, 5g fat, 15 carbs, 3g fiber, 7g sugar, 10g protein) If you're a fan of cinnamon raisin bread, you'll like this bar.  It's fairly low in calories, and packs in an impressive 10 grams of protein.

Q-Smart Snack Bars, Cranberry Almond (120 cal, 6g fat, 2.5g sat. fat, 8 carbs, 2g fiber, 1g sugar, 11g protein) Crunchy, chewy, and cranberrylicious!

 


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