Healthy Snacks: Energy Bars in Your Balanced Healthy Diet

With so many energy bars on the market, it's hard to know what's yummy and healthy.

So we put our taste testers to work, sampled 17 varieties and narrowed it down to our top five picks for flavor and nutrition. Whether you're looking for a mid-day snack or pre-workout boost, we've taken the guesswork out of finding the right energy bar for your healthy balanced diet.

Healthy Snacks: Odwalla Sweet & Salty Almond Energy Bars (1.6oz)

Nutrition facts Cal: 220, Fat: 11g, Fiber: 6g

Testers loved this sweet and salty combo along with its crunchy, nutty texture. The protein-packed bar filled us up while providing a healthy dose of vitamins A, C and E.

Healthy Snacks: Luna Caramel Nut Brownie Mini Energy Bars (0.7oz)

Nutrition facts Cal: 80, Fat: 2.5g, Fiber: 2g

With a rich brownie flavor and crunchy consistency, this satisfied our chocolate cravings. The mini bars are the perfect snack size and great for popping in your purse or gym bag. Also, the brand is designed to provide a hefty dose of nutrients women need, like calcium, antioxidants and folic acid to maintain your balanced healthy diet.

Healthy Snacks: Clif Bar Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch Energy Bars (2.4oz)

Nutrition facts Cal: 250, Fat: 6g, Fiber: 5g

Similar to a chewy granola bar, this had a sweet chocolate taste with a salty peanut butter crunch. This filling bar could easily substitute for a meal on the go and provides a nutrient-rich combo of protein, fiber and carbs.

Healthy Snacks: Larabar Apple Pie Energy Bars (1.6oz)

Nutrition facts Cal: 180, Fat: 10g, Fiber: 4g

The savory apple and cinnamon taste was a big hit, as were the six natural ingredients. Made entirely of fruit and nuts, with no added sugar, these raw bars are simple and satisfying.

Healthy Snacks: PowerBar Pria Double Chocolate Cookie Energy Bars (0.98oz)

Nutrition facts Cal: 110, Fat: 3g, Fiber: 1g

Low in fat and calories, but packed with decadent chocolate flavor, it makes for a perfect sweet treat. Plus, it has as much calcium as a glass of milk.

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