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500 W. Murray Avenue

Durham, NC 27704

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Rachel Fleming


Tel: 919-681-1203



Wednesday and Thursday 5:00-7:00pm

W.D. Hill Recreation Center

1308 Fayetteville St. 

Durham, NC 27707

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Granola Bars: Snack or Treat?

Granola bars, protein bars, cereal bars... there are SO many on the grocery store shelves! How do we know if the one we select is a good choice or simply a heavily processed, sugary treat?

Here are a few tips to help you decide:

  • Most granola bars and fruit / cereal bars are quite sugary so they are considered to be a "treat". It's OK to occasionally have a treat, but it's best not to snack on things that are sugary. Look for bars that have 7 grams or LESS of sugar per serving.

  • Some bars DO contain a significant amount of protein. Choose one that has around 10 grams of protein (and of course 7 grams or LESS of sugar).

  • A good way to bump up the protein content of a granola bar is to spread it with a delicious layer of peanut butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter. The nut or seed butter also adds heart healthy fats as well!

  • Some bars are poor sources of dietary fiber. Try to find one that packs a MINIMUM of 3 grams of fiber per serving.

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