Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Yummy, Healthy Granola Bar

I'm talking about Nature's Path USDA Organic Pumpkin -N-Spice Flax Plus Chewy Granola Bars (that's a mouthful!).

I just discovered these at the local Walmart.  I was looking for a granola bar that was organic and contained minimal ingredients.  This one jumped off the shelves.

The Stats (1 bar):

140 Calories
.5g Saturated Fat (I'd prefer zero)
1.5g Polyunsaturated Fat (good)
.5g Monounsaturated Fat (not bad)
80mg Sodium (could be worse)
65mg Potassium (good)
2g Fiber (wish it were more)
10g Sugar (ok)
3g Protein

The Ingredients:
Granola* (Rolled Oats*, Evaporated Cane Juice*, Soy Oil*), Tapioca Syrup*, Brown Rice Flour*, Pumpkin Seeds* (Pumpkin Seeds*, Salt), Invert Cane Syrup*, Flaxseeds*, Acacia Gum*, Soy Oil*, Evaporated Cane Juice*, Sea Salt*, Spice*, Molasses*. *Organic. Contains Peanuts, And Soy. Produced In A Facility That Uses Dairy, Peanuts, And Tree Nuts.

The Verdict:
Good wholesome "snack!"  I like that I somewhat know what each ingredient is and nothing sounds like a science experiment.  I wish it didn't contain soy oil, but you can't have everything unless you make it yourself.  Don't expect this to taste like pumpkin, it only contains the seeds (sigh).  Overall, this is not a bad little snack and it's certified organic!

The Hoff

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