I believe it is good to skip a lunch once in a while and have a healthy granola bar instead, especially before a workout or simply in the midst of a busy day. “Healthy,” in my opinion, is a product which has no strange food additives, so that consumer’s job is to balance the calories intake with the work to do. Let me gladly recommend Oskri granola bars, made in the USA, 1.9 OZ (53 g), vegan – lactose and gluten free, $ 1.99.
Oskri Sesame Bar with Date Syrup. 217 calories (58 cal. from fat), protein 2.7 g. Ingredients: Sesame seeds (49%), Rice syrup, Date syrup (12%).
Oskri Coconut Bar Original. 264 calories (151 cal. from fat, protein 1.9 g. Ingredients: Coconut (59%), Rice syrup (41%).
Oskri Quinoa Bar. 230 calories (90 cal. from fat, protein 6 g. Ingredients: Sesame seeds, Rice syrup, Quinoa (21%), Date syrup. According to the Wikipedia, quinoa nutrient composition is very good compared with common cereals. Quinoa grains contain essential amino acids like lysine and good quantities of calcium, phosphorus, and iron.
As you can see there is no need for the DyeDiet risk diagram because all the ingredients are natural with no food additives. So Oskri granola bars are pure food.
Nature Valley granola bars, distributed by General Mills Sales (USA), offers much cheaper granola bars that yet nutritious enough to be recommended.
Oats’ n Honey bars (42 g) also deliver less calories, 190 (60 cal. from fat). The two benign food additives presented by yellow segments are baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and table salt (sodium chloride) that both add certain amount of sodium, 160 mg (7% of Daily Value). Hence you will take ZERO foreign food additives risk (no red segments), DDFI = 0 along with very good nutritional value of DDNF = 27/8 ~ 3.4. Excellent!
My body weight has been within 181-183 pounds range for decades so when I step on scales I joke that I calibrate it on my body weight standard. I hope this quick report helps to make less risky food choices and maybe helpful for your body weight control too.