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.
It is also interesting to compare ingredient lists.
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.