Smart snackers, you are in luck!
Fresh from the land of high-fiber, low-sugar snack bars comes KIND’s latest offering: KIND Nuts & Spices.
With a commitment to all-natural ingredients, minimal processing or added sugar and salt, this new high-fiber bar line is a hit.
Thanks to samples sent by KIND, I recently tried the KIND Cashew & Ginger Spice bar.
At 200 calories, this product has a great nutrition profile if you’re looking for a satiating snack. An ideal paring of good fats, fiber and protein will fill you up without filling you out!
For 200 calories, this bar gets you:
- 14 g fat (2 g saturated)
- 15 mg sodium
- 16 g carbohydrate
- 5 g dietary fiber
- 4 g sugar
- 6 g protein
I love the hearty texture of KIND bars, and the flavor Cashew & Ginger spice was amazing: subtle ginger notes with the heavenly scent of roasted nuts!
These bars pack a lot of flavor and nutrition with no added salt and no more than 5 grams of sugar. Which is no small feat, considering the other measly 100-calorie salt and sugar-laden alternatives jamming today’s snack food shelves.
The only drawback of KIND bars is that the 5 g of fiber do not come solely from the nuts. All four Nuts & Spices flavors do contain chicory root flour (inulin), a functional or added fiber – that while certainly not harmful, has yet to be shown to convey the same health benefits as do naturally occurring or intact fibers.
For a comparison, if you eat 200 calories of mixed nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds) you get 3 g dietary fiber. So this 200-calorie, 5 g fiber offering likely has close to 3 g fiber from nuts (natural fiber) and 2 g from inulin (added fiber).
A good rule of thumb is to try to get at least 3 g fiber per snack – so these Nuts & Spices bars on their own will meet the mark. Even better idea? Combine a KIND bar with a piece of fresh fruit, for an excellent 300-calorie snack with 8-10 g fiber (roughly 30% of your daily fiber needs).
KIND Nuts & Spices are gluten-free and come in four flavors:
- Cashew & Ginger Spice
- Madagascar Vanilla Almond
- Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt
- Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan