Can you tell were you find the fruit bars in the grocery store? What does the package look like? I take it they are basically dried fruit- is that it? I really hope so- I can't have anything with artificial sweetners or corn based sweetners either so I am petty limited. I bought some fruit bars a while back but I got them at the outlet store of a chain of grocery stores here in the Midwest. What is the price of the bars? Are they like 'fruit leather'?- I remember that from camping with Girl Scouts as a kid- I always loved it though it takes a lot to prepare it and dehydrate it.
Thanks so much...I love finding out about new snacks to try- so many I would never even know they existed until I read about them here.
One snack I use are Soy Crisp- they are basically rice cakes made primarily with soy. Since so many of the rice cakes have corn/corn syrup/carmel food coloring in them they are off limits to me with my allergies- I am also suppose to limit my rice intake as it shows up as a sensativity to me also though I can use it in moderation without any ill affects. The soy crisp have varrying nutritional info depending on the manufacture.
Glenny's Apple Cinnamon has 77 cal, 1 gram fat, 1.5 gr fiber, 5 gr protien for a little over a 1/2 ounce serving (14 crisp)- they typically run about $1 per package with 2 serving per bag- not bad in comparison to some of the protien bars- you could eat an entire bag for 3 points and have a good serving of protien to boot. The apple cinnimon also are very low sodium- I don't have any of the other flavors from them right now to check the sodium in the Lightly Salted or Onion & Garlic.
The other brand I buy- GeniSoy- has a serving size of 1 ounce (25 crisp), 100 calories, 2 gr fat, 2 grams fiber, 7 grams protien- they are a little higher in sodium but I am looking at the creamy ranch flavor and lighlty salted ones so that could be part of it- both are about 300mg sodium or 11-14% of daily recomended value. They come in a 3.5 ounce bag, 3.5 servings per bag for $2-2.50 per bag- it figures out to 2 points per serving with the entire bag being 6-7 points (though I don't think I could eat that much as the protien level is very filling to me). I can't remember if they come in any other flavors or not- I know this brand does not have an apple cinnamon one- believe me, I have begged.
I buy both of them at health food stores though I have occasionally seen them at grocery stores in the health food section. I think they make a great 'salty & crunchy' snack with a good boost of protien. They are actually pretty balanced with the carbs/fat/protien- I truely believe in eating accross the carb/fat/protein with everything in moderation- with just having found out I only have one functioning kidney I am lucky I never went on the Atkins diet craze- that would have been very detrimental to my kidney and overall health. As far as other ingrediants- they are pretty basic with soy flour, rice peices, a littl oil, sugar cane syrup, and seasonings- all of which I recognize and can pronounce
I also love the sweatness of the apple cinnamon- I keep an unopened bag in my car as they hold up to heat/cold and getting smushed (I just get smaller peices then-lol)- they make a great on the run snack or even a light meal substitute with a glass of water or two.