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Does anyone know of a 'snack-type' bar that is healthy?

IrishMum

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#1
I would like to find a healthy kind of bar that I can carry around with me on days out in case my only food options are greasy fast-food? I'm not pushed on the maintenence bars, they're okay, but I'd rather a granola type bar that will help fill me up, and is low-fat/carb- if it exists?? I've got the Alpen light bars, which are quite good? But I'm sure theres better out there?
Sorry if this should be in maintenence, but its pretty quiet in there?
 
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summergurl

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#2
My friend is having bars called 'myplex bars' ... they are a food replacement just like LT and contain around 200ish calories. Good meal suppliment if you dont like the LT bars i guess.
 

IrishMum

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#3
Thanks Tanya, It's not that I don't 'like' the maintenence bars, i just 'feel' fuller with a 'nutty' type bar- if that makes sense? I'll google them and see what the craic is with them? Are they easily available? (Remember I live in the sticks! LOL!)
EDIT: Ah, they're easily available online- but in boxes of 12? I wonder does anywhere sell them singly so I could try them out first?
 
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summergurl

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#4
Erm, well the chemist that she goes to here sells them, failing that ebay sells them and they are much cheaper there!:)
 

IrishMum

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#5
Thanks- will go have a look!
 

summergurl

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#6
cool beans :)
 

IrishMum

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#7
I've been having a look at the Avidlite website & they have a few low-carb cereals/bars that might work? Has anyone tried the Atkins, Sero or Go Lower bars? They have some tasty sounding granola (muesli's) as well?
 

summergurl

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#8
oooh atkins bars - what are they like irish, maybe we could have them as a brekkie?
 

IrishMum

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#9
Not sure Tanya, they look a bit like the maintenence bars but have wayyyyy less carbs, and some of them look like breakfast bars (oaty/granola type bars?)? I wonder do any supermarkets stock Atkins foods? I thought I'd seen them somewhere (sainsburys', tesco etc?) but they're not on their websites? Will keep looking though!
 

summergurl

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#10
Erm i know boots sell them - not too sure on price though?
 

IrishMum

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#11
Okay...back to the drawing board- they're wayyy to high-fat for me- 12.something per bar!!!! The sero ones aren't as bad, but still have 7.something g of fat!
 

summergurl

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#12
hmmmm how much fat are we allowed a day irish? im just about to have a goose around for atkins bars ...
 

IrishMum

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#13
Well, theres no real 'amount' of fat, but it's generally recommended to eat foods that have less than 5% fat in them- which they don't!
 

summergurl

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#14
Irish .... where did you get the fat info?

I've just been on the atkins site and i have looked at the 'day break' bars ... ones suggested for breakfast, the highest bar has 8g fat.

Have a goose; Atkins Day Break Products
 

IrishMum

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#15
The bars are 40g- so 8g of that being fat is a percentage of 20%!!! Most diet plans/programmes recommend a food has no more than 5% for a healthy diet!
 

summergurl

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#16
ah ok ... but surely if yer under RDA for the day one bar aint guna hurt? or is it?! lol
 

IrishMum

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#17
I guess not- but eating something that is 20% FAT just goes against everything I've learned about healthy eating?!? I'd rather have a chocolate bar and be done with it! LOL!
 

summergurl

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#18
:giggle: ok - so back to the drawing board we go irish ...!!
 

Scotsmist

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#19
Hi Tanya

On the fat thing.....it is recommended, if you are looking low fat, that you have around 4-5% per 100gm...so, just watch, as a lot of bars will say 10% of fat per 100gm and the bar is only 40gm...so, a lot of fat.

Have you looked at Rosemary Conley's website....she advocates low fat, etc....

Also, have you tried SNACK A JACKS by any chance? You can get quite big packs, they are rice cakes...not sure of the carbs in them though, but I used to have them..I noticed today that they were advertising new BERRY ones....might be nice, with a banana, or maybe just some yoghurt?

I used to have those little Ryvita things as well, the mini Ryvita...if I was on the go..not really a cereal bar, but I always found them really filling.

If I find anything I will let you know!