With so many energy bars on the market, it can be hard to discern the gems from the junk. That's where our "clean foods" criteria comes in: To be worthy of a healthy snack, each bar must be made without GMO ingredients, have less than 200 mg of sodium per serving, and contain zero refined sugar, sugar alcohols, or artificial sweeteners. Fuel up the cleaner, healthier way with these 9 delicious bars.
Choose: 22 Days Nutrition Fruit Nut Karma, 22daysnutrition.com
Made with raw, organic ingredients and produced with solar power, this is fuel you can feel good about.
NUTRITION (per bar): 220 cal, 5 g pro, 28 g carb, 6 g fiber, 10 g sugars, 11 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 45 mg sodium
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Choose: Rise Protein+ Bar Almond-Honey, risebar.com
With only three ingredients (almonds, honey, and whey protein isolate), this gooey bar's combo of protein and carbs keeps muscles happy.
NUTRITION (per bar): 280 cal, 20 g pro, 20 g carb, 4 g fiber, 13 g sugars, 16 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 25 mg sodium
Choose: PaleoKrunch Tropical Grainless Granola Bar, stevespaleogoods.com
The protein, fiber, and good fats will keep your energy humming for hours. Plus, it's so tasty, you'll eat the crumbs.
NUTRITION (per bar): 188 cal, 6 g pro, 14 g carb, 6 g fiber, 6 g sugars, 12 g fat, 5 g sat fat, 45 mg sodium
Choose: CORE Warrior Meal -- Walnut Banana, corefoods.com
When there's no time for a full meal, this bar's got you covered. Store in the fridge or freezer and eat within 1 week of tossing it in your gym bag -- fresh ingredients like this require a little TLC to last.
NUTRITION (per bar): 340 cal, 16 g pro, 34 g carb, 6 g fiber, 10 g sugars, 17 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 20 mg sodium
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Choose: Clif Kit's Organic Fruit + Seed Bar: Lemon Vanilla + Chia Seeds, clifbar.com
Light and seedily delicious, this bar delivers a boost of iron, a mineral that helps you power through a workout.
NUTRITION (per bar): 180 cal, 5 g pro, 28 g carb, 5 g fiber, 21 g sugars, 7 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 70 mg sodium
Choose: That's It: Apple + Mango, thatsitfruit.com
The perfect mid-workout grab: Nothing but apple, mango, and 100 sweet calories of clean, go-for-it fuel.
NUTRITION (per bar): 100 cal, 0 g pro, 27 g carb, 3 g fiber, 23 g sugars, 0 g fat, 0 g sat fat, 25 mg sodium
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Choose: GoMacro Macrobar Granola + Coconut, gomacro.com
A little sticky, a little sweet, and really good; these certified gluten-free whole grains stick with you on longer workouts.
NUTRITION (per bar): 220 cal, 4 g pro, 36 g carb, 3 g fiber, 11 g sugars, 7 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 0 mg sodium
Choose: Strong & Kind Thai Sweet Chili, kindsnacks.com
Kind's newest bar delivers its 10 grams of nut, seed, and pea protein with a bold, savory kick. The exotic spice blend -- think ginger, basil, red pepper and cinnamon -- adds flavor so sugar doesn't have to.
NUTRITION (per bar): 230 calories, 10 g protein, 15 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 16 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 125 mg sodium
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Choose: Cascadian Farm Honey Roasted Nut Protein Chewy Bars, cascadianfarm.com
Backpack, gym bag, beach tote ... this hearty hunger-staver holds up well in hot temps, and its mix of peanuts and pea protein silences stomach growls.
NUTRITION (per bar): 250 calories, 9 g protein, 20 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 10 g sugars, 16 g fat, 2 g sat. fat, 120 mg sodium
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