Bites Are the New Bars

Good for an energy boost or a tiny bedtime treat, these bites are taking over the health bar marketplace at lightning speed.

Snack bars, energy bars, meal-replacement bars and even bars that claim to help aid in sleep have saturated the market for some time. But what if you just want a nibble, and not a full bar snack? Try bites. We think they’re the new bars! Portable and easy to pop one or two when you need an energy boost or a tiny bedtime treat, they’re taking over the bar marketplace at lightning speed. We rounded up a few of the latest offerings, below.

Navitas Naturals: Cacao Goji Power Snacks

This gluten-free snack is packed with antioxidants and free of refined sugar. Each bite has nutrient-dense superfoods, including cacao, maca, chia and camu camu. Cacao is also loaded with antioxidants and theobromine, and goji berries contain beta-sitosterol, which research shows may help reduce cholesterol levels. The red, chewy berry also provides protein, fiber, antioxidants and lots of beta carotene.

Roasted Virginia peanuts and 70% organic dark chocolate sound indulgent, but these bites that are made in a sustainable, gluten-free facility in Michigan have only 50 calories and 3 grams of fat each. A touch of organic brown rice syrup, a complete protein blend (brown rice protein and pea protein), organic dates, organic agave nectar, organic crisped brown rice, golden flax seed, vanilla and cocoa powder round out the ingredients.

Photo by: Michael Pronzato ©2014 Michael Pronzato

Michael Pronzato, 2014 Michael Pronzato

LUV Superfoods: Almond Bee-gan Bites

With 11 superfood ingredients, each of these dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and vegan bites looks just like a chocolate truffle, and, thanks to organic cacao powder and cacao butter, it tastes like one too. The Himalayan sea salt on top adds just enough balance to make these treats taste just a little fancy.

Go Raw: Sweet Spirulina

Try the green version of these bite-sized snacks that taste almost like hearty crackers. Sweet Spirulina is vegan, nut-free and gluten-free, with just sprouted sesame seeds, bananas, coconut, dates and spirulina.

Juice Press: The Dating Game

Want a small sweet bite after dinner? These little balls have only three ingredients: dates, coconut oil and coconut flakes. So you do get a kick of sugar, but since it’s from a whole fruit (dates), you can rest easy.

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