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Monday, October 27, 2008

A Lower Calorie Kind Bar

low calorie kind barI love Kind bars -- they are all natural and contain ingredients like fruits, dates, nuts, honey, etc. like Lara Bars (which I also love), but they are more crunchy and more nutty, which is what I crave sometimes. The only issue with Kind bars is that they can be a bit high calorie (despite all their great ingredients) simply because honey, nuts, coconut, etc. put together is a healthy, but not extremely low calorie, snack. For instance, a flavor of Kind that I love called "Almond and Coconut", is 190 calories and 14 grams of fat...so I usually just eat it occasionally, since there are many other healthy snacks I can eat for fewer calories.

But luckily, there is one flavor of the Kind bar that I've discovered called "Walnut and Date" that is less calories than the others -- with only 150 calories, 7 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein per bar - so 3 weight watchers points. It is also *very* delicious (just not my favorite since the other one has coconut). The "Walnut and Date" bar also has a lot going for it -- it is all natural, dairy free, gluten free, and wheat free. I'm a nut lover, and I think this bar is the perfect blend of walnuts (one of the best nuts you can eat), dates and honey. It is both sweet and nutty at the same time!

I buy Kind bars at Whole Foods, but I've seen them tons of other places including some Safeways.



Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I've seen these before but its not so attractive appearance didn't call my attention. Now, I can give it a try!

lauren said...

will have to look for these - they sound great!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Sounds pretty good, but I can't eat them (they're not vegan). I'll stick to my beloved Larabars :0)

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