My Favorite Fiber Bar–Gnu Bars

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What is your favorite granola/energy/fiber bar?  I learned about these Gnu Bars from Hungry Girl.  Check out her website for more skinny secrets than you can read in days.

Gnu bars are VERY high in fiber (12 grams per bar).   Compare the label with the popular Fiber One bars which aren’t bad themselves.

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It is also interesting to compare ingredient lists.

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I LOVE these bars but here’s a secret you must know about them.  THEY SHOULD BE HEATED BEFORE EATING.  Fifteen to twenty seconds in the microwave on high is about right.  They become soft like a cookie just out of the oven.  Heating brings out the flavor and the smell.  Everybody within smelling distance will want what you’re having.

I will admit they aren’t for everybody taste and texturally speaking.   Buy only 1 or 2 and try different flavors before you commit to a big order.  My favorite is  chocolate brownie and cinnamon raisin.

Speaking of ordering, I’ve only seen them at Central Market in the Dallas-Ft Worth area.  I get mine online at www.GnuBars.com.  Check out the various flavors I didn’t mention.  They’re all good—really! They are a little pricey but worth it.

The Gnu website recommends moderation at first—just one a day in the beginning.  The high fiber content could produce unpleasant side effects until you adjust. I never  eat more than one a day.

Every afternoon I enjoy a Gnu bar along with a cup of my favorite tea—Bigelow Vanilla Caramel Tea.  It smells divine.  (Can you tell I’m into smells?) Add Almond milk (few calories and more filling) and your favorite sugar-substitute for a low-cal afternoon pick-me-up or an after-lunch dessert.

Leave me a comment and tell me about your favorite granola bar.  I need some ideas for the times I don’t have access to a microwave oven to heat my Gnu Bar. The more fiber and less sugar, the better I like it.

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Michele May 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

Hi Paula,
I found you while attempting to make nonfat Greek Yogurt. I too eat a lot of it to get enough protein. I’ve ordered a bouillon strainer so when it comes in, I’ll be ready. If there are any helpful hints, I’d appreciate it.

I’ve come across these high protein, low fat/sugar, high fiber protein bars. The name of them are Quest Bar. You can purchase them through their website, GNC, or Vitacost. Being a runner and wanting to eat healthy, these I have to say are dessert rather than a protein bar. My fav are the chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate brownie and the peanut butter and jelly. I honestly haven’t eaten one I wouldn’t buy again. Check out the nutritional values and let me know what you think.
Thank you for your info on Greek yogurt,
Michele

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Romaine August 22, 2009 at 9:52 pm

I haven’t seen the Fiber One bars with 12 g. Will have to check those out. Peanut butter sounds good.

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Debbie August 22, 2009 at 8:54 pm

I like the Gnu cinnamon raisin and the new espresso bar. You can also buy them at the Vitamin Shoppe and they put them on sale usually when they are on sale on the web site. I agree with Susie about the Fiber One bars but the chocolate is my favorite, almost like a candy bar. It is recommended that we eat 20-25 grams of fiber per day and that can be hard to achieve unless you are eating Fiber One cereal. Fresh fruits and vegetables have some but not as much as we would like to think. Dried beans are good sources of fiber, even the canned variety.

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Susie August 8, 2009 at 1:36 pm

These bars are pretty good, the raisin are better in my opinion. The brownie bar tastes like a diet bar and I’d rather have a real brownie. Now that FiberOne has come out with their version of granola bars that have 12g of fiber per bar, this brand is my favorite, especially the peanut butter flavor.

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