When you stand in the aisle at the grocery store staring at the rows and rows of bars, what are you looking for?
Are you looking for an energy bar before practice, a protein bar for afterwards, a meal-replacement bar for breakfast as you run out the door, or just a snack in between classes or to go with lunch? Do you want it to be gluten-free, sugar-free, dairyfree, nut-free, non-GMO, plantbased or vegan? Are you eating for functionality, performance or taste?
Answering these questions will help narrow your search and find the right bars for your needs.
My best advice as you shop is to read labels. Usually the bars with the fewest ingredients and the most that you recognize are the healthiest. Some brands of bars have consistent nutritional content regardless of the flavor while others vary significantly from flavor to flavor.