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Healthy Breakfast Bars: Looking For The Best Options
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There are no diet plans in the world that tell you to get a toaster pastry and a glass of milk for breakfast, that much is true. But, did you know that if you think grabbing what you think are healthy breakfast bars could be about the same thing? That’s right. Your supposedly healthy choice could be just as bad for you as the toaster pastry. Let’s break down why.

Read the labels of the various brands of healthy breakfast bars. Your choice should be one serving only rather than a bar that has to be portioned out. It is nearly impossible to get the exact right serving size and most people just open the wrapper, eat the whole bar and that is that. In some brands, there are two size options: one they call the meal replacement size and one that is a snack size. There is a difference in the two, with the calorie count being the major difference. And that is your next consideration to keep in mind; the calorie count.

For your choice to be one of the healthy breakfast bars, it should not have more calories than the average candy bar. You should also be reading the ingredient listing, making sure that it is not a glorified load of sugar, a candy bar with a fancy name and higher price tag. There are a number of brands that do not rely on sugar, however you also have to make sure that your choice actually has a taste that you will be able to handle or what is the point? If you won’t eat it, there is no sense in buying it.

Healthy breakfast bars are a great convenience, but like other things in that category, you pay for that convenience. In fact, it is often cheaper to get a healthy, hot breakfast than to buy one of these bars. The more famous the bar’s name brand is, the more likely you are to pay a high cost for it. The more of these that you are relying on for the week, the higher the budget will be. There are some online options for the brands that you are used to, but use caution when using these sources because some of them are discounting healthy breakfast bars that are past their expiration date.

There is always your own option of creating and making your own healthy breakfast bars. It is a fairly simple formula: start with a healthy protein source and then add in the flavors that you like without adding in a lot of fat and sugars. Peanut butter can be the base of healthy breakfast bars and is a frequently used ingredient in the commercial bars. You can experiment with adding in peanut butter to oatmeal or other whole grains to make a bar, keeping in mind that yours will probably be a little stickier and messier than what you would buy in a store.


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