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Our nutrition experts and registered dietitians translate the latest nutrition research into tips you can use to eat healthier every day.

Zeroing In On the Best Energy Bars

As a meal replacer, pre- or post-workout treat, afternoon snack, or protein source, here are our top picks for the best tasting and most nutritious energy bars.

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Best Energy Bars: Zing Bars
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Best for Protein: Zing Bars

Our top flavor pick: Chocolate Peanut Butter

Bar Stats: 210 calories, 13g protein, 3g fiber, 14g sugar, 10g fat (3.5g saturated)

Pros: Leave chemical-tasting behemoth protein bars to the body builders. This pairing of peanut butter and dark chocolate offers a delicious 13 grams of quality protein. It's plenty to quench an appetite too. Also noteworthy: Agave nectar for the sweetener and a line that includes gluten, dairy, and soy-free choices.

Cons: Not as widely available as big name brands.

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