Thanks to being pregnant, I always must have food nearby. I still eat my three meals a day, with about 6 more small snacks thrown in as well. Of course, when sitting in an office, with several appointments during the day, it's hard to find snacks that are portable, require no preparation or refrigeration, and are at least somewhat healthy, while still filling me up. You can only eat so much fruit before you're sick of it.
So when I was asked to try General Mills new Fiber One Chewy bars, I jumped at the chance. You want to send me food that's easy to pack for work? For free? Bring it on!
I'll admit I was a little nervous about trying these. First off, these bars pack an impressive 9 grams of fiber (35% of your daily requirements) in one small snack, for only 140 calories. Having tried other granola bars before, particularly ones high in fiber, this often results in either a granola bar that tastes worse than cardboard, or something so small that I'm hungry again 20 minutes later.
I was pleasantly surprised. Not only do they taste good (I have the Oats & Chocolate variety), but they are actually filling. One bar generally satisfies me from that period between lunch and dinner. They are sweet, almost bordering on too sweet, with small chocolate chips in the bar and a drizzle of chocolate across the top. And unlike other "chewy" bars I've tried, these are genuinely chewy, but not something that will stick to your teeth. My only complaint is that I would like more chocolate in the bar, but really, I say that about many things.
The box I received is nearly gone, and I only received them 4 days ago. I find myself eating them during Cordy's naptime, just so I don't have to share. (For the record, she likes them, too.) My husband hasn't tried them yet, but getting him to eat healthy is tough. Besides, if he doesn't try them, more for me, right?
So if you're looking for a good snack for yourself or the kids, give Fiber One chewy bars a try. And if you're pregnant, I can also add these will do wonders to help with that digestive slow-down we tend to experience.