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A Tasty Low Calorie Bar With 50% of Your Daily Fiber

June 16, 2011   162 Comments

Snack Girl wishes that she liked packaged bars. Most of them are reaching for a nutrition halo that they simply don't deserve.

Gnu Bars Review

(Snack Girl doesn't deserve a nutrition halo either.)

BUT, I was sent a bar to sample that I actually like and can recommend. The Gnu Bar has a very clean ingredient list, a delicious taste, and it fills you up with 50% of your daily value of fiber.

My other favorite bars - LARA bar and KIND bars - are basically fruits and nuts stuck together. These bars are a bit high in calories and I definitely am aware that I should eat just half of one for a decent snack. But, do I?

See the information below for the Gnu Chocolate Brownie Bar:

Ingredients:

Gnu High Fiber Blend™ (whole rolled oats, organic whole wheat flour, wheat bran, organic kamut, psyllium, flax, millet), chicory root inulin, fruit juices, rice dextrins, dark chocolate chips (chocolate, cane sugar, lecithin, vanilla), cocoa powder, canola oil, plums, rice, wheat protein isolate, natural flavors, baking powder.

Nutritional Facts:

140 calories, 4 g fat, 30 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, 12 g fiber, 30 mg sodium, 4 Points+

One hundred and forty calories for a bar is on the low side, and it tasted pretty good. My favorite flavor is the "Espresso Chip Bar" which is a combination of coffee and chocolate chips - very tasty.

You get whole grains and a bunch of fiber to fill you up.

Do you remember the almost inedible GG Bran Crispbread crackers? They were 5 grams of fiber and tasted a bit like cardboard. These Gnu bars accomplish the same task - high fiber - and are more accessible. My children, of course, did not find them accessible and pronounced them "disgusting". Ahh well, you can't win them all!

Here is their store locator if you want to grab one to try when you are out and about: Gnu Bar Store Locator.

Comment below on your favorite ways to add fiber to your diet to win a box of Gnu bars.

This product was received for review consideration. No other compensation was provided.


What will I win?
A box of 14 Gnu Bars of different flavors ($27 retail value)

How do I enter?
Comment below on your ideas for on how to get enough fiber in your diet.

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When do I find out if I am the winner?
The winner will be announced on June 23rd, 2011. You will have 2 weeks to e-mail us back with your home address so we can mail the prize.


NuGO Fiber d'Lish Cinnamon Raisin, 12g High Fiber, Vegan, 130 Calories, 16 Count

NuGO Fiber d'Lish Cinnamon Raisin, 12g High Fiber, Vegan, 130 Calories, 16 Count

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162 Comments:

Cannot do these because of the wheat but fiber count is nice. I'm a lara/kind fan too.

on June 16, 2011

Here's what I do.

Yoplait Fiber One - Key Lime Pie Yogurt, 1 container

Kellog's - All-Bran Buds, 1 Tbsp

Cascadian Farm - Granola Oats & Honey Cereal, 1 Tbsp

Sometimes I'll add a little more of the cereals if this is supposed to be my entire breakfast.

on June 16, 2011

I also am iffy when it comes eating any kind of bars but I would love to give then a try. Thks for the chance

on June 16, 2011

Kashi cereals, fruits and vegetables. I also love the Splenda with added fiber in my coffee (every little bit helps!)

on June 16, 2011

For more fiber I snack on Kashi Go Lean cereal. I'd like to give these bars a try...thanks for the chance!

on June 16, 2011

I'll have to try them! I eat your homemade cereal cereal everyday - great source of fiber & it's yummy!

on June 16, 2011

i love these bars! to get fiber in my diet, i eat a ton of veggies and fiber one cereal.

on June 16, 2011

i love getting fiber the natural way. its all beans fruits and veggies here! but these bars sound great!

on June 16, 2011

Mostly by trying to eat a lot of veggies, but I also add high fiber things like chia and flax seeds to my diet. I always scour the nutrition labels for breads and cereals and pick the ones with best fiber/protein/sugar balance.

on June 16, 2011

I add psyllium husk to my oatmeal every morning

on June 16, 2011

I really DON'T have a good way of getting more fiber which is why these bars intrigue me!! I'v been lax in eating veggies lately, and let's just say, it's noticeable!

on June 16, 2011

I love to eat fruit for fiber - fresh, frozen or dried! Peaches, plums, figs and dates have lots of fiber too! :)

on June 16, 2011

I eat a ton of fruits and vegetables to added fiber to my diet. I also bake my own bread using wheat flour, and I usually add in extra wheat bran.

on June 16, 2011

fruits, veggies, and whole grains!!!!!! oh yeah, beans too!

on June 16, 2011

I get fiber in my diet by eating fruits and veggies. I also eat a lot of beans and whole grains. I love finding bars that are high in fiber and will keep me full between meals. I've had the Gnu bars and they are delicious.

on June 16, 2011

These are intriguing. I've been eating the Fiber One bars but it seems the Gnu Bars may be a little healthier for me. I'm definitely interested in comparing the two. I get fiber in my diet primarily from eating vegetables. I always leave the skin on too. I also looks for foods with extra fiber (ex. Pepperidge Farms Light Style Bread with Extra Fiber) and try to eat only whole grains.

on June 16, 2011

I try my hardest to eat as many fruit and vegetables as I can. I'll have a big salad with my dinner and add fruit to my ice cream. So many ways to sneak it in

on June 16, 2011

Yummmo those sound good! Would love to try, but $27 a box...Yikes!

on June 16, 2011

The best fiber bars I have eaten are the Fiber Plus bars. There are much tastier that the Fiber One bars. I eat fruits and veggies also, but these are good when you are out of the house and need a snack. They are especially good to have with you when you are traveling on a airline.

on June 16, 2011

They are a little less pricey at iherb but even at Amazon, that is pretty much an average price for a bar...

http://www.iherb.com/Search?kw=gnu

on June 16, 2011

While the daily recommendation for fiber is 25 grams, Dr. Neal Barnard recommends 40. He also states ... for every additional 14 grams of fiber that you consume, you will reduce calorie intake by 10%.

Here's the visual from a PBS special ...

http://bit.ly/ccOM3L

By the way, those GNU bars are amazing. The only problem: They're so good that it's tough to each just one!

Ken Leebow

http://www.LifeWithoutLipitor.com

on June 16, 2011

Speaking of bars with good fiber, I've recently been turned on to Quest Bars, from Quest Nutrition. Loving the vanilla almond crunch!

on June 16, 2011

I use whole wheat flour instead of white, and I add ground flaxseed to almost everything!

on June 16, 2011

I love Gnu! I also love getting fiber through natural foods like fruits and veggies, but I often buy products that have some sort of added fiber. I love Fiber One (Yogurts, Bars, Cereals, BROWNIES!) products and Fiber Plus!

on June 16, 2011

I often add flax or fibre supplement to a smoothie! So good!

on June 16, 2011

I have a daily fiber granola bar (manufacturers vary) and try to eat oatmeal at least twice a week for breakfast and/or dinner.

on June 16, 2011

Yeah, my daily green smoothie has 17 grams of fiber.

on June 16, 2011

I really like Gnu bars! The fiber really makes them more filling. Too bad I can't find them in my area. :-(

on June 16, 2011

I get my fiber mainly from fruits and veggies, they're free on WW points plus and are yummy!

on June 16, 2011

My favorite way to add fiber is with bars containing high fiber, especially with something to satisfy my sweet tooth. It's quick and easy!

on June 16, 2011

I just eat a lot of veggies and fruit. I also like to add roasted pumpkin puree to any breads.

on June 16, 2011

Fiber is something I struggled with a lot when I was young. The first thing that got me to actually add fiber to my diet were Fiber One bars. Now I regularly add flax and wheat germ to my foods.

on June 16, 2011

Fruits, veggies and whole grains. The Espresso Chip bar sounds amazing!

on June 16, 2011

I add fiber to my diet by eating Kashi and Nature's Path cereals, along with fresh fruit and vegetables.

on June 16, 2011

I have a hard time finding bars, ect that taste really good. I tend to eat alot of fruits during the day. It would be great to find a bar that taste good and not like a cardboard box..haha Thanks for the opportunity to win a box of Gru...~

on June 16, 2011

I love my desserts so I always bake with all kinds of beans. It's always a win win.

on June 16, 2011

i get my fiber from whole grains and fruits/ veggies.

on June 16, 2011

First thing in the morning I put 2 tsp. of Benefiber in my coffee. I eat lots of fruits and vegetables throughout the day. and Yoplait Fiber One Keylime pie yogurt for dessert after dinner.

on June 16, 2011

I get fiber from vegetables, fruits, beans, and white whole wheat flour in the little that I bake. While we do eat whole grains mostly when we eat grains, it's not a huge part of our diet.

on June 16, 2011

Lots of whole wheat/whole grain stuff here along with fruit/veggies. I like eating refried or black beans with salsa/chips for lunch. We also eat Kashi, Luna, & Lara bars. With kids/chaos I forget about getting enough fiber! Now it's back on the radar...thx!!!

on June 16, 2011

I love adding fiber with high-fiber cereals, oatmeal, and beans!

on June 16, 2011

As a colon cancer survivor, I'm all about fiber! I eat lots of fruits and vegetables, snacking on grapes and pea pods. I eat raisin bran or quinoa for breakfast. These bars sound wonderful!

on June 16, 2011

All-bran cereal or Kashi Go Lean cereal mixed in to to strawberry kefir (a yogurt drink) with some added fruit is my favorite way to add fiber daily. Would love to try gnu bars. They sound yummy.

on June 16, 2011

My favorite way to add fiber to my diet is with veggies from my garden. Other favorite ways include oatmeal and nuts and dried fruit.

on June 16, 2011

sounds nice... no can do because of the wheat.

on June 16, 2011

i replace some flour w/ wheat bran (not wheat germ) in my recipes! low cal & really ups the fiber content!

on June 16, 2011

La Tortilla Factory tortillas. So good with Polaner sugar free jam with fiber and PB2!

on June 16, 2011

I add ground up flax seed to my oatmeal :)

on June 16, 2011

I love the gnu cinnamon raisin bars and they are very filling -

on June 16, 2011

I take a fiber supplement, and do like Kashi Go Lean cereal.

on June 16, 2011

I am so excited to try something that doesn't take like cardboard.. something you're enjoying, not just "cuz it's good for me".. Thanks for the tip!

on June 16, 2011

I grind whole wheat for bread and kamut for pancakes/waffles; we eat brown rice; lots of fresh veggies, nuts and seeds and of course popcorn - cooked on the stove with palm oil!

on June 16, 2011

I love getting my daily dose of fiber through peanut butter Gnu bars in addition to my favorite fruits and veggies.

on June 16, 2011

Add Shredded Jicama to a meat loaf -- the guys have no clue it's in there.

on June 16, 2011

I've been buying the "Kind" Bars for a little while now. My fav is the Apricot/Almond..YUMM.

And I ALWAYS eat the whole bar!

on June 16, 2011

To get fiber- simple...lots of fruits and vegetables!!!

on June 16, 2011

lot of fruit and veggies and Fiber One cereal

on June 16, 2011

I usually go for a Special K cereal bar(2 pts) or fruit crisp bar(3 pts). Not very filling, but I like the taste & crunch, but I'm still hungry. Maybe I'll try this bar and see if it satisfies.

on June 16, 2011

Those sound pretty good ... I don't usually like to waste my PointsPlus on snack bars, but these look like they might actually be worth it.

I like to use whole grains to add fiber to my diet -- oatmeal, flaxmeal, etc. I also try to get enough fruit & veggies during the day. That seems to make the biggest difference.

on June 16, 2011

my husband works at a bakery that mills their own grain for WHOLE GRAIN everything...breads and sweet included! YUM!

p.s. i love larabars and gnu bars of all the calorie dense snacks out there

on June 16, 2011

I follow Weight Watchers closely. Have been at my goal weight for years now. A Gnu bar and a Greek Yogurt along with some fresh fruit is a perfect lunch. Protein, vitamins, and fiber. Does it get any better?

on June 16, 2011

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on June 16, 2011

Since I'm not crazy about the taste of fiber cereal with milk, I add it to a cup of plain greek yogurt, topped with honey. It's not only delicious but it's a nutritious snack at the same time. I especially enjoy it after a workout.

on June 16, 2011

I just bought a few of these bars because I wanted to get a snack bar that wasn't full of sugar and didn't taste like a cookie. These bars taste good, but they also taste healthy, which I think will prevent me from over-eating them. I am trying to get my fiance away from the Fiber One bars, which are basically dessert in a bar form. These Gnu bars might just be the trick!

on June 16, 2011

I try to get my fiber through FiberOne bars and yogurt. These GNU bars look awesome and would love to try them soon!

on June 16, 2011

I love these bars!! i'm a member of their "joy of fiber" club, every month they send me 30 bars (i can change the flavors i get and when they ship them) with free shipping. eating one everyday is how i get half of my daily fiber (usually as my afternoon snack with with an apple), along with lots of veggies and whole grain breads and cereal!

on June 16, 2011

These bars sound great! I usually go for fruit, whole wheat pasta and beans to get my fiber in. :)

on June 16, 2011

High fiber cereals...Fiber One 80 calorie has 10 gms/serving, and doesn't cause a lot of gas like the Fiber One bars. Sorry, TMI!

on June 16, 2011

hello Snack Girl,

i add oat bran to anything i can think of like chili or oatmeal I've tried Lara bars which r quite good but not the others Thank u for the info

on June 16, 2011

I'm not sure about fiber bars since the ones I've tasted have been pretty bland. I'd give these a try though!

on June 16, 2011

Well, I am not very original - my fiber intake is very similar to those posted. This morning I had a bowl of Fiber One cereal with blueberries and a grapefruit on the side. For lunch I ate strawberry Fiber One yogurt, two apricots, five whole strawberries; red, green and yellow pepper strips; and a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread. Tonight I am planning a summer salad made with spinach, strawberry slices, blueberries, mandarin oranges, walnuts and poppyseed dressing with a side of steamed asparagus (Yep - lots of fruits and veggies is the key!)

on June 16, 2011

Fruits and vegetables when possible, Fiber One Oats & Chocolate bars and Fiber One Key Lime Pie yogurt at work help too!

on June 16, 2011

I get extra fiber by always reaching for dried fruit when i want to nosh.

on June 16, 2011

I second Heather's comment - I to have been lax about getting the veggies, and fiber in ... so these bars do sound interesting ...

Thanks for the give-a-way!

on June 16, 2011

A green shake in the morning - less than 300 calories and just under 13 grams of fiber! Blend 1 apple, 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup water with juice from 1/2 lemon. Blend and add 1 cup spinach, 1 1/2 cup kale and 1 cucumber. It looks & sounds strange, but tastes great!

on June 16, 2011

Every morning (or almost every morning, depends on if i end up having eggs or other breakfast item instead) I pour half a huge mug (so maybe a cup?) of 100% rolled oats (bought in a huge tub from Safeway!), add some dried raisins (wait, all raisins are dried huh? LOL), pour in half (or less) cup of soy milk (either original or vanilla, i usually do vanilla actually), wait until it softens up (no microwaving!) and eat! Fills me up like no other breakfast, definitely lasts me til lunch!

on June 16, 2011

I eat fruits, veggies and whole grains for my fiber. I also pop a few prunes every morning and drink a glass of water or juice with psyllium powder every morning and night.

on June 16, 2011

I throw ground flaxseed into everything I make -- the family doesn't even realize they are eating fiber!

on June 16, 2011

I have a bag of ground flax, apple pectin fiber I sprinkle over cereals, smoothies etc. both are very good to increase fiber intake. Sometimes I will take a Psyllium supplement. But I love beans and lentils , very filling and great fiber! Love to try these bars!

on June 16, 2011

I eat foods like oatmeal, barley, and whole grain pastas, plus fruits and veggies, to add fiber to my diet.

on June 16, 2011

I add Fiber one cereal to my greek yogurt in the morning. 1/2 cup has 14 g of fiber - and when you sprinkle with cinnamon and mix it all together it's amazing!

on June 16, 2011

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on June 16, 2011

To get the fiber I need I eat lots of fruit oatmeal vegetables and whole grains

on June 16, 2011

A-P-P-L-E-S!!

on June 16, 2011

I LOVE these bars, have been ordering them since last fall. They arrive quickly, which is good because we have no local store. I also regularly (HAR! get it?) use La Tortilla Factory or Don Pancho low-carb, high-fiber tortillas. Both are delish. Honest.

on June 16, 2011

These bars sounds delicicious! Thanks for the tip!

on June 16, 2011

i eat oatmeal and beans just about every day! but not together- i always add beans to my pasta, or make black bean salad with lime juice, cilantro, avocado and tomatoes. raw veggies are great too, and hummus is made of beans, so thats another easy way to get fiber, i dont eat meat, so i eat rice and beans all the time for protein, there are so many ways!

on June 16, 2011

I eat oatmeal every morning (I learned to eat it with peanut butter from you - yummy!) to get fiber. I also eat a lot of fruit.

I have yet to find a bar that I really like, unless you count Quaker Chewy Granola Bars (especially the chocolate chip ones!), which I doubt. I'd love to try these if you think they are reasonably good.

on June 16, 2011

My favorite source of fiber is oatmeal for breakfast. Not the instant (yuk!) nor the 3 minuite. The regular is easy to make. Add a little

fruit nut and seed based trail mix and it's great!

Never found a bar yet that I've liked; these sound great though.

on June 16, 2011

Beans, fruits, and veggies. Always can use more of course.

on June 16, 2011

Lots of vegetables!! A few prunes (learned the hard way not to do too many!!)

on June 16, 2011

I try to get my fiber in fruits & veggies,fiber plus bars< fiber one cereal and oatmeal made with fruit and a dash of flax seed.

on June 16, 2011

Whole grain toast or waffles topped with fresh raspberries and crushed almonds!

on June 16, 2011

Gnu bars are one of my favorite ways to add fiber to my diet!! I try to eat a large salad every day, add fresh berries and a high fiber cereal to plain yogurt and snack on apples and dried apricots.

on June 16, 2011

Love leaving the skins on of things. Potatoes, fruits, etc! Delicious and adds a bit of extra fiber :)

on June 16, 2011

Lots of fruits and vegies - I would love to try these.

on June 16, 2011

I eat lots of beans, veggies, whole grains, and fruit everyday!

on June 16, 2011

What don't I do?

Usual bkfst of Kashi GoLean original or Fiber One, plus blueberries (1/2 c), morning snack of an apple, usually a salad at some point (lunch or dinner), plus fruits & veggies all day long. Popcorn (whole grain, you know!). And if by chance I am still in need, I will add Benefiber to a glass of water, or chew a Fiber Choice tablet. But it's rare that I ever need to. I once tracked fiber grams for a couple of days and found that I'm usually getting in 40+.

And Gnu bars are FANTASTIC!!! I've tried them before but it's been a while.

on June 16, 2011

I put ground flax seeds in anything I can think of!

on June 16, 2011

For extra fiber, I like to use Fiber One cereal as a faux breading on meats and veggies that I am going to oven-fry. Fiber-one coated zucchini, onion rings or eggplant up the fiber intake! Sometimes I throw a half-cup of dry oats into my morning smoothie for some filling-fiber. For bars, I like almost anything by Fiber One, but try to stick to the 90-calorie (2 pointsplus) variety. Thanks for the chance to try these bars!

on June 16, 2011

I LOVE Gnu bars and purchase them all the time at Whole Foods. My fav is the Cinnamon Raison bar. I keep them in my car for emergencies - like everyday when I'm driving home from work. I usually only eat half...since it's for an emergency :-) LOL! I live in NJ and it's pretty warm right now - but even warm and soft they still taste DELICIOUS!!! Sometimes I've even seen a box of six in stores like Home Goods and TJ Maxx. You must try them - best bar ever!

Fiber is a big concern for me, so I try to make sure everything I eat has some fiber - just came across Trader Joe's Plain Greek Yogurt WITH fiber - much better taste than WW Yogurt which also has fiber. I sprinkle flax seed, wheat germ, almonds, or fiber cereal along with fresh fruit to my yogurt. DELICIOUS!!

on June 16, 2011

I love the Special K protein bars - they're 140 calories and 5 weight watcher points. When I'm in a hurry in the morning I grab one and it lasts me til lunch. I'm anxious to try the Gnu Brownie bar.

on June 16, 2011

raspberries, prunes, pears/apples, etc.

on June 16, 2011

I add ground flaxseed to just about anything. I also snack on Laura bars, fresh fruits and veggies

on June 16, 2011

I eat a few of the same high fiber foods each day to make sure I get my fiber in.

on June 16, 2011

I am notorious for not usually getting enough fiber in my diet. I think I have tried it all. I do like Fiberplus bars, but man....do not eat more than one or no one will want to be around for for the rest of the day :) I like benefiber because you can mix it into anything for an added fiber boost.

on June 16, 2011

It's boring but I could eat a head of broccoli a day, easily:) I love raw veggies.

on June 16, 2011

Blueberries! yum yum yum!

on June 16, 2011

I LOVE Gnu bars. It's so difficult to find a bar with no sugar, nuts, more fiber and less fruit. My diet restrictions allow me only the Lemon Ginger bars and they are yummy. As a vegan I eat grains for fiber like rice, barley, quinoa, whole wheat. I think you need to drink tons of water too.

on June 16, 2011

I like getting fiber from veggies!

on June 16, 2011

I try to eat a fiber bar each day and have been good about through my pregnancy. I would love to try these but I can never find them.

on June 16, 2011

I get most of my fiber from whole fruits and vegetables. I can put down an entire one pound bag of carrots AND 4 servings of fruit in one day. In fact when I was a kid I turned orange from an overdose of beta carotene.

on June 16, 2011

I get fiber by eating oatmeal and snacking on fruit throught the day. I would love to try these bars, as they seem like a great snack to throw in my bag for when I do not have any fruit.

on June 16, 2011

I do like these bars but actually PREFER eating a lot of bran cereal and the GG bran crispbreads (with toppings, not plain)

Why? Because my system requires not 25-30 grams of fiber a day but around 50, sometimes 60 to stay regular. So I get 50-60 with around 35 through bran products or fibergourmet pasta/brown rice/quinoa and other grain things and the rest through fruits and veggies.

No I don't get diarrhea from all that (although you have to work up to it gradually.) I used to alternate between that and constipation (IBS diagnosis) and eating LOTS AND LOTS of fiber cured the tendency. Yay...

So I love the gnu bars for variety and they're healthier than fiber one bars which have too much sugar/chemical for daily use (although they're fun a as a treat.)

on June 16, 2011

veggies and oatmeal (but not together)

on June 16, 2011

I eat raw vegetables-have a salad everyday. Plus I eat a Fiber One Yogurt. Not too exciting but it helps. Plus lots and lots of water!! :)

on June 16, 2011

Thank you for this contest. cereal is what i like for my fiber.

on June 16, 2011

I loved the GG crispbread and have purchased many packages of it. If these bars are as good I will add them to my shopping list too! Cheers, Kirsten

on June 16, 2011

Fruits for every snack, and oatmeal every morning! Plus plenty of veggies at dinner!

on June 16, 2011

I eat a lot of veggies, fruits, seeds (flax and chia), and whole grains. I get at least 40 grams a day.

on June 16, 2011

My favorite way to get fiber is from a piece of dark chocolate or from chia seeds.

on June 16, 2011

Oh these bars are SO good!! My fav was the oatmeal raisin flavor. I wish I could find them for a decent price anymore...anyways, I also love to add fiber by way of fruits (always with the skin/peel!) lots of veggies and beans, as well as flax meal!

on June 16, 2011

I make my own homemade peanut butter bars:

peanut butter, granola, flax meal, wheat germ, apple juice concentrate and dry milk powder.

I eat Coach's Oats oatmeal (almost daily 1 1/2 cup serving) sometimes with cut up fresh fruit (strawberries/apricots)

I make homemade yellow pea soup with carrots/onions/thyme or homemade vegetable soup and mix in whatever veggies I have.

I use whole wheat/whole grain bread for toast or sandwiches.

on June 16, 2011

We don't have many options for fiber choices other than the typical fiber cereals!! I NEED to try these!!!

on June 16, 2011

I'm all about pears. They have more fiber (I heard) than apples and I think that they taste better too! Mmmm...

on June 16, 2011

I try to eat cereal with high fiber and more fruits and vegetables.

on June 16, 2011

Apples, apples, apples. Love em! Maybe I'd love these bars too...

:)

on June 16, 2011

To get fiber I eat:

Apples with the skin on!

Whole grain Wasa crackers

Whole wheat/grain bread (like Oroweat)

Whole grain/wheat cereal

Sometimes oatmeal

How many grams of sugar are there for one of these bars? :)

on June 16, 2011

By eating fresh fruits and veggies and choosing cereals, breads, and grains with "high" fiber!!

on June 16, 2011

I eat lots of fruits and veggies for fiber, and I add a tablespoon of ground flax seed to my daily smoothie.

on June 16, 2011

I make most food from scratch, so I take the liberty and add flax seed wherever I can. We also eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegatables. I don't track how much fiber we intake, but if the "output" of my three children (all under 4) is any indication we seem to be doing fine!

on June 17, 2011

I try to get most of my fiber from fresh fruits & veggies, along with whole grains. Ezekiel Bread is a great source of fiber without the impact on blood sugar. I also eat a lot of raw nuts for protein & fiber, but my very favorite source is... AVOCADOS! They are so tasty & good for you. Thank goodness :)

on June 17, 2011

I get fiber from lots of good veggies and high fiber bread and cereal. I also like fiber bars as treats!

on June 17, 2011

I have seen the bars all over the blogging community but I haven't had the opportunity to try them. I'm curious to try, they have pretty good nutritional stats. Well onto the question, I usually start my morning with oatbran. I add raisins, walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds to get as much fiber as possible. I think I get about 15g or so.

on June 17, 2011

I eat bran flakes for breakfast, use whole wheat bread for sandwiches and I leave the skin on as many fruits and veggies as I can (ex. potatoes, cucumbers, apples).

on June 17, 2011

When I need some fiber, I mix some ground flax seed into a little plain nonfat greek yogurt with Kashi GoLean or Fiber One cereal.

on June 17, 2011

Im trying to work fiber into my diet. I don't eat very many carbs so whole grains pastas and breads are out. Im adding Kashi cereal and both Greek and plain yogurt as well. Maybe these bars would be a good source too.

on June 17, 2011

I'm trying to get better about adding fiber, but right now my favorite way of doing so is adding ground flax seed to things like oatmeal.

on June 17, 2011

Spinach salads with lots of veggies, fruit, and the best of all...GNU BARS!!!

on June 17, 2011

I LOVE the cranberry citrus gnu bars! I get tons of fiber from fresh fruits and veggies.

on June 17, 2011

I eat an apple every morning for breakfast and a piece of whole grain bread usually with almond butter or peanut butter. I also like the fiber one bars but thats because they are so sweet so I don't eat them alot!

on June 18, 2011

I try to get most of my fiber from fruits and veggies. I also add flax seeds to my yogurt and oatmeal, buy high fiber bread, and try to eat cereal with a good amount of fiber.

on June 18, 2011

Fruits, veggies, and high fiber breads. WW has helped train me to look for high fiber foods.

on June 18, 2011

I put FiberSure in my coffee every morning...but would love a tastier way to get my fiber!

on June 18, 2011

These are delicious and I keep one in my briefcase, also great way to keep you from going to a vending machine or a drive thru for a unhealthy snack

on June 18, 2011

Love GNU bars, especially in the morning. My favorites are the chocolate espresso and the chocolate brownie. I warm them in the microwave for about 15 seconds, or I crumble 1/2 a bar into my yogurt.

on June 18, 2011

I make sure I eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

on June 18, 2011

my daily morning b-fast:

-one half cup fiber one

-low-fat yogurt

-chopped up apple

that's like 60 percent of my daily recommended intake, and it's the perfect meal right before a workout=]

on June 18, 2011

I like to throw a bit of wheat germ into different foods. I put it in smoothies in the morning, greek yogurt for an anytime treat, and I use it to bread tofu before baking to make a super yummy dinner that reminds my vegetarian family of fish sticks, but crunchier! I'd imagine you could bread anything with it (or just add it to a pre existing breading) for an extra fiber crunch.

on June 19, 2011

I try to eat breads made with whole grains, add flaxseed and spinach to my smoothies, sprinkle chia seeds on salads and try different vegetables. Would love to win these bars!

on June 19, 2011

For fiber, I eat a lot of fruits and veggies - fresh, frozen and dried! :)

on June 20, 2011

Add flax seed to cereal/oatmeal/baked goods. Add black beans in all kinds of sneaky places! The bars sound like what I have been looking for, would love to try them for free!

on June 20, 2011

I'm terrible at getting enough fiber, so I would love to these bars! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

on June 20, 2011

I have noticed that the best way to add fiber to your diet is make decisions one at a time every day. Choose 100% whole grain toast or cereal over bagels and muffins. Sneak in high-fiber snack options (such as Gnu bars :) mid-day, and add plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially high-fiber ones such as apples and celery. Fiber is very important to eat all the time, so it's best to get what you can at every meal! :)

on June 20, 2011

Has anyone mentioned the possible side effects of inulin? The gas and bloating it can cause can be very painful. I am talking from personal experience. Make sure you start eating a small amount of it and slowly build up your tolerance. Fifty-percent of your fiber in one food product at one time might be a surprise to your body. I don't totally avoid inulin but I do monitor the amount of it I eat.

on June 20, 2011

Beans, beans the magical fruit are my favorite daily fiber boost. I always have them on hand to toss with salads, as a side or a quick snack. I will pair with brown rice to make a complete protein. I also love Kashi-Go-Lean cereal. YUM!

on June 21, 2011

We eat Raisin Bran & Double Fiber bread + lots of Kale, mustard greens, and swiss chard- all grown in our back yard! :)

on June 21, 2011

I eat fruits and vegetables for fiber. I would love to win these bars. My kids are competetive swimmers and we're always looking for healthy snacks to take with us to swim meets.

on June 21, 2011

I have only recently become really interested in good nutrition and looking at food as fuel, not as an emotional band-aid, so my choices might not be as healthy as others', but here is what I do:

I eat 100 whole grain bread with no high fructose corn syrup...they usually have about 5 grams of fiber per slice

I have started having fruit and veggies as snacks at work instead of packaged foods. I eat every 2-3 hours (gastric bypass surgery) so that change makes a big difference to my total fiber intake

I choose whole wheat pastas when I have pasta

I love beans and usually make a pot of 3 bean chili each week. I could almost live on it.

Every night before bed I eat a cup of high fiber cereal, usually Fiber One of some kind.

I haven't added up the fiber totals, but I know I feel better than I used to!

on June 21, 2011

I always make sure to eat tons of fruits and veggies! Also when I'm on the go... nuts and bars with high fiber always help! I love Gnu Bars!!

on June 22, 2011

Fruits and veggies

on June 22, 2011

Homemade granola using oats, flax seed, honey, and nuts is a good start. I add to my cup of granola some fresh chopped fruits and yogurt. I would like to give the bars a try for in between meals and as a snack for my teenage kids.

on June 22, 2011


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