Do you want a healthy snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth and curb your carb cravings? Yes Bar makes a line of “Healthy Cookies” that may give you just what you’re looking for…
The Pros and Cons of Yes Snack Bars:
Compared to your average cookie, these bars contain more protein (4-5 grams). That said, when matched against a 20g paleo protein bar, these “healthy cookies” sit low on the protein scale.
Therefore, I don’t think that the Yes Bar is the best alternative for an after-workout protein snack. However, it makes a great swap for high sugar kids’ treats, granola bars or other processed snacks.
Note: Not only do they contain more nutritious ingredients, but they are more satisfying and give you more energy. And for those reasons, Yes Bars make a great hiking snack too.
They almost seem like a healthy trail mix cleverly disguised as a chocolate chip cookie. In other words, you can enjoy an after-dinner dessert without feeling guilty. =)
Ingredient and Nutrition Information for Yes Bars:
Instead of flour, all of the Yes Bars consist of a base containing mainly nuts and seeds. Depending on the flavor you choose, these could be a combination of almonds, cashews, pecans, macadamia nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower, chia, flax and/or sesame seeds.
For example, the label below shows the nutrition facts and ingredient label for the Dark Chocolate Chip bar. (Each bar flavor tends to have similar calories, protein, fat and carb counts.)
As a result, these snack bars have a more hearty, crunchy texture than your typical cookie. They take longer to eat and definitely are more filling than processed foods.
Note: In addition, they have a low glycemic index, so they won’t spike your blood sugar as much. Therefore, if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth while on a low-carb diet, Yes Bars provide a great solution.
Plus, you’ll find even more interesting flavors from unexpected ingredients like tart cherries, cranberries and apricots. In fact, Yes Snack Bars seem more like homemade treats than packaged food products.
- Black Sesame Sea Salt
- Coffee Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate Chip
- Macadamia Nut Chocolate
- Salted Maple Pecan
- Strawberry Coconut
Yes Bars come in several decadent cookie-like flavors. So, if you have difficulty deciding on one flavor, you may want to opt for the variety pack.