Most on-the-go snack bars are far more complicated than they need to be, full of chemically processed stuff your body doesn’t need. These bars from Probar are refreshingly simple, made with a handful of whole foods: oats, chia seeds, dates and cashews, along with dried fruits like peaches, blueberries and strawberries for added flavor. The hunger-blunting chia seeds offer a generous dose of omega-3 fatty acids, the cashews serve up some protein, and the dried fruits provide natural sweetness as well as a healthy serving of antioxidants. That’s a lot going on in one bar – and nothing to make you ambivalent. We stash these in our desk drawers for those days when lunch is slow in coming, and keep a couple in our gym bags for a preworkout energy boost. They are also terrific for camping trips.
About $2.29 a bar at your local natural grocery; or order by the case from www.theprobar.com.