Energy Bars Instead of Candy Bars
The Snickers bar is many people's favorite go-to candy bar. One 2-ounce (58 grams) Snickers bar packs in 280 calories, 14 grams of total fat and 30 grams of sugar. That's a sugar-bomb of empty calories. Consider replacing your favorite candy bar with an energy or granola bar to boost your protein and fiber intake while avoiding the sugar trap. To be sure you're not trading one sugar-laden bar with another, look for bars that contain 3 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein and less than 35 percent of calories from sugar, at the minimum [source: Magee].