I’m always on the lookout for gluten-free and allergy-friendly grab-and-go snacks because I spend a lot of time running to and from meetings during the week, and I’m always on the go on the weekends. Plus, now that I’m pregnant, emergency snacks are key for when I am suddenly ravenous out of nowhere. In general, I like my snacks to be:
- easy to eat one-handed and while walking at a brisk pace
- small enough to throw in a purse or folio
- healthy enough to work for breakfast in a pinch
- small enough to sneak into meetings
With all of those things in mind, granola or cereal bars are usually the best solution (although if you have other ideas, feel free to comment and let me know!), the one caveat being that many gluten-free bars are crumbly and make a mess (not good if you are trying to sneak a snack in a meeting!). I’ve tried a lot of products and was recently provided a sample of Bakery on Main’s line of soft & chewy granola bars.
These bars met all of my criteria–easily gobbled up while running to my next meeting, small enough to carry to and fro, packed with whole grains and seeds, and because of the chia and flax seed, they hold together very well and won’t crumble in your lap.
These aren’t granola bars in the traditional sense (or at least what I imagine when I think “granola bar”)–they remind me more of a cereal bar because they have a lot of different grains, as well as flax and chia seeds which give them a different feel. There are three different flavors, all of which are free of gluten and dairy, but some flavors do contain different food allergens so make sure to read the allergen warnings if you have food allergies.
- Apple Cinnamon: peanut & tree nut cross-contamination warning (these were my favorite)
- Chocolate Almond: contain tree nuts and soy, peanut cross-contamination warning
- Peanut Butter & Jelly: contain peanuts, tree nut cross-contamination warning
Bakery on Main, we officially certify that your soft & chewy granola bars are a Chosen Bite!
Want to win a package of Bakery on Main soft & chewy granola bars (your choice of flavor!)? Enter to win below. This contest will be open until August 31, 2014 at midnight. Winners will need to provide their name, mailing address, phone number, and email in order to receive their prize, and will be automatically added to the Bakery on Main monthly newsletter. Good luck!
**Bakery on Main provided me with complimentary product samples but all opinions are my own.