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Jun 24, 2008 12:58 PM

Fiber in cereal bars...

I actually was directed to a good fiber bar from a tailor in Manhattan a hundred years ago, but have lost the name.

I know the various cereals with a lot of fiber have been mentioned, but what are some good (or even decent) cereal bars with fiber?

I confess, I ate with abandon the Nutri Grain bars at a recent weekend away, and liked them a lot. I assume they are not good for you.


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  1. My eleven year old loves Nutrigrain bars. While not obviously being bad, they are not good for you.

    1. I've read good things about Fiber One bars...9 grams of fiber in one bar...11 grams of sugar though. I've also seen Dr. Weil's bars in the health food store recently.

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      1. re: Val

        The Fiber One bars are actually quite tasty.

        Anybody remember Fi-Bars from years ago? What happened to these? Mom and Nanny used to eat these on their diets when I was a kid, and I always use to eat them too because they tasted good to me... I think Mom and Nanny thought I was nuts and were a little piqued at me "using up the diet foods."

      2. I have been reading labels for years trying to find a marginally nutritious cereal bar. Haven't found one yet. Almost all include two to three times the sugar that I (as a diabetic) allow myself each day, way too many carbs, hardly any protein, and generally poor scores on listed vitamins and minerals.

        Other than that, I have nothing against them.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            ipse, do you eat those think thin bars? i can't have them because of the soy, but i always figured i would have skipped them anyway because all those sugar alcohols would kill my stomach.

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              I tried them once, but they are tasteless. Day-old cardboard sprinkled with Flintstones vitamins would have more flavor in comparison.

        1. Aside from legumes, cereals, and other fruit, bananas are as convenient as cereal bars and as good as most.

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          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            I agree with the Fiber One bars. I've tried several flavors and find them pretty tasty.

            1. re: taresa514

              Thanks, all. That looks like the way I'll go, the Fiber One bars.

              1. re: dolores

                The Fiber One bars have a ton of sugar in them.

                Kashi bars are probably the best for you, they use only whole grains, no white flour and only natural sugar such as honey or cane sugar. Plus only 4 grams of sugar in the entire bar.

                1. re: paper_bag_princess

                  Thanks, paperbagprincess, I'll make a note of them too.

                  1. re: dolores

                    i don't eat any of them so i don't know about taste, but from a nutrition perspective i have to agree with pbp & rnr - kashi & gnu are the best bets.

          2. Gnu bars. Tasty, TONS of fiber and no HFCS:

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            1. re: rockandroller1

              I must inject my opinion here... my mom loves these... I think they taste awful... I don't care for any of the flavors. They taste healthy but not in a good way to me. Actually they remind me a bit of Odwalla bars, which I don't care for either. Soft, a bit chewy, and oaty. Dunno. I'd advise tasting one before committing to a box or anything.