A few days ago, a friend was picking my brain for portable, nutritious, and tasty snack ideas.
He specifically mentioned that while he enjoys the taste of my standby bar recommendations (Lara, Clif Nectar, Gnu Flavor & Fiber, Pure), they are all missing "crunch" -- his favorite texture.
Crackers don't really do it, he explained, because he likes a tinge of sweetness to his snacks.
I suggested Kashi TLC (Tasty Little Crunchies) granola bars -- and was just told it's exactly the type of snack my friend was looking for!
One individually wrapped container offers two bars and provides:
4 grams of fiber (3 of which are soluble)
8 grams (2 teaspoons) of added sugar
6 grams of protein
100% whole grains
I specifically point out the presence of soluble fiber as that is the type of fiber that has been linked with reductions in LDL ("bad") cholesterol.