If you’re tired of eating your kids’ leftovers as you rush out the door in the morning, a breakfast bar can be a morning meal lifesaver. Just because you’re in a rush doesn’t mean you can’t fuel up with a healthy breakfast. Pair any of these bars with some greek yogurt, a piece of fruit, or some hard boiled eggs (and don’t forget the caffeine!) for a convenient grab-and-go breakfast that’s ready in no time at all.
Kind Breakfast Bars (Best Texture)
These bars’ compact size lets them easily fit into your purse or pocket, and they come in a package of two. Available in a choice of three different flavours to tickle your tastebuds, each bar contains at least 8 grams of protein and ample fibre from 100% whole grains to help keep you feeling full until lunchtime. kindsnacks.ca
Quaker Harvest Breakfast Squares (Best Flavour)
These breakfast bars offer a portable solution to provide busy parents with a nutritious and delicious source of energy to help fill up while on the go. With 23 grams of whole grains, they are a high source of fibre and come in a selection of three tasty flavours. Our family loves the peanut butter variety, which are higher in protein and lower in sugar than the other flavours. quakeroats.ca/products
RxBars (Whole Foods)
Boasting a deliciously chewy (and addictive) combination of dates, egg whites, nuts, and fruit, each RxBar contains nothing but 100% natural ingredients, and is available in a wide variety of mouthwatering flavours. rxbar.com
That’s It Fruit Bars (Simple Ingredients)
These bars don’t lie when they say “that’s it” — as the two fruits on the front of the label are exactly, and only, what’s in them. Made from whole, real fruits, they come in several flavours that both parents and kids are sure to enjoy, and help get in two of your daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables. Be sure to pair these with a protein source to help prevent blood sugar spikes. thatsitfruit.com
Nature Valley Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Protein Bars (Best Sweet Bar)
If you prefer your breakfast more on the sweeter side, this bar is sure to satisfy your cravings. With a taste just like a chocolate peanut butter cup, they contain 11 grams of protein per bar, and come in at under 200 calories each. lifemadedelicious.ca/brands/naturevalley
Kashi GOLEAN Snack Bars (Best Variety)
Available in chewy or crunchy and sweet or savory combinations, these Non-GMO Project Verified bars contain a delicious mix of plant-based ingredients for a wholesome grab-and-go breakfast that parents can feel good about. The GOLEAN varieties feature an omega-3 containing crunch, and boast 26 grams of whole grains per servings. kashi.com/our-foods/bars
Clif Builder’s Bar (Best Meal Replacement)
Available in a delicious choice of five different flavours, each one of these bars contains 20 grams of protein, 23 vitamins and minerals and 29-31 grams of carbohydrates to help fuel your body right from the start of your day. They provide an excellent meal replacement option for the busiest of mornings, and are free of yucky ingredients like artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols and trans fat. clifbar.ca/products/builders
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