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Individually wrapped bars are the Swiss Army knife of snacks — small, portable, napkin-free eats that can take care of growly stomachs.

But not all bars are created equal, and unfortunately these tasty bites can be loaded with more sugar than a pumpkin spice latte and so low in fiber and protein that hunger will come a-knockin’ before you’ve even tossed the wrapper. Plus, there are a zillion to choose from.

So how do you know you’re choosing a healthy snack rather than a smartly marketed candy bar? Here’s what Healthline contributor and registered dietitian Jillian Kubala

says to check before you chow down:

  • Watch the sugar. Look for added sugars (which should be on nutrition labels as of January 2020) and keep ’em to a minimum. This includes “natural” sugars like brown rice syrup, tapioca syrup, honey, and maple syrup.
  • Make fiber and protein your friends. They’ll keep you feeling full longer and ensure you don’t chow down on everything in sight later on.
  • Investigate the ingredients list. Look for ingredients you recognize. (What are you, soy protein isolate?) And you want the total number of ingredients to be as low as possible.

Ready to grab a bar and go? Check out Kubala’s lineup of snackable bars that are actually healthy.

Every bar here clocks in at or below 310 calories and 6 grams of added sugars and is made with totally pronounceable ingredients.

These whole-food bars are packed with simple, nutrient-dense ingredients like nuts, seeds, and fruit. The best part: They contain zero added sugars. They’re sweetened with fruits like dates and cherries.

  • Calories: 250
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total sugars: 12 g
  • Added sugars: 0 g
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A favorite among nutritionists, RxBars contain just a few healthy ingredients like egg whites, dates, and nuts. Bonus: Each bar is packed with 12 grams of highly absorbable protein, which makes these bars a super-satiating snack.

  • Calories: 200
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total sugars: 15 g
  • Added sugars: 0 g
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If you follow a keto or Paleo diet, these protein bars are a go-to when you’re on the go. They’re flavored with natural ingredients like cinnamon, lime oil, and cocoa and are high in protein and healthy fats.

They contain minimal added sugars and are sweetened mostly with honey and monk fruit extract.

  • Calories: 200
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Total sugars: 2 g
  • Added sugars: 1 g
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Get it via Primal Kitchen ($33 for 12 bars).

Autumn’s Gold is another Paleo-friendly granola bar that uses super-nutritious ingredients. This bar is bursting with protein-rich almonds, pecans, and sunflower seeds, plus coconut oil for a dose of healthy fat.

  • Calories: 210
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Total sugars: 6 g
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Get it via Amazon ($26 for 16 bars).

Known for her awesome granola, Elizabeth Stein, the founder and CEO of Purely Elizabeth, has created granola bars that are equally delicious.

They’re made using simple ingredients, like ancient grains such as quinoa and amaranth. They’re also safe for folks following gluten-free diets. A bit lower in calories and protein than other bars on the list, they make a good light snack.

  • Calories: 140
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total sugars: 6 g
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Get it via Amazon ($36 for 40 bars).

True to their name, Kate’s Real Food Bars are made with “real” organic, non-GMO, and gluten-free ingredients.

They come in a variety of flavors with names that pay homage to the founder’s love of the great outdoors. Keep in mind that these bars contain two servings per package.

  • Calories: 150 calories per serving
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total sugars: 7 g
  • Added sugars: 6 g
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Get it via Amazon ($15 for 6 bars).

Larabars are made with few ingredients and are gluten-free, kosher, soy-free, and dairy-free. This is in part thanks to plant-based protein from almonds and peas.

These bars are a good choice for a filling low-calorie snack. They contain zero added sugar and get their sweetness from fruits like dates and apples.

  • Calories: 210
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Total sugars: 19 g
  • Added sugars: 0 g
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Get it via Amazon ($14 for 4 bars).

If you’re looking to sneak more veggies into your diet, Phyter bars have got you covered.

They’re made with a short list of nutritious ingredients, and some flavors — including the Butternut Squash + Peanut Butter bar and the Sweet Potato + Coconut bar — contain vegetables.

  • Calories: 200
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total sugars: 8 g
  • Added sugars: 4 g
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This 100-calorie bar packs a lot of punch in a small package. It’s vegan-friendly and gluten-free and has a base of chia seeds, which are packed with antioxidants, protein, fiber, and omega-3s.

Plus, the flavor comes from real apples and cinnamon.

  • Calories: 100
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total sugars: 3 g
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Patterbars contain no added sugar and are made with ingredients like nuts, dried fruit, coconut, oats, and spices. They’re higher in calories than others on this list, so they’re best for serious hunger pangs or after an intense workout.

  • Calories: 310
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Total sugars: 20 g
  • Added sugars: 0 g
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Core bars are chock-full of nutritious real-food ingredients and have no added sugars. They also contain added probiotics and prebiotics, both of which can benefit your digestive health.

They’re USDA-certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher, and vegan and come in a variety of interesting flavors.

  • Calories: 240
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total sugars: 9 g
  • Added sugars: 0 g
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KIND bars are sold in most grocery and convenience stores. Made with healthy ingredients like nuts and dried fruit, they’re good sources of protein, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Try to choose flavors that contain just nuts and fruit over those with chocolate or candy coatings.

  • Calories: 180
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total sugars: 5 g
  • Added sugars: 3 g
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If you’re looking for a more savory snack, Sheffa bars fit the bill. Sheffa makes snack bars that come in flavors like Everything, Sesame, Rosemary, and Spicy Chili.

These bars are vegan-friendly and made with wholesome ingredients like quinoa, sunflower seeds, and chickpeas.

  • Calories: 150
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total sugars: 0 g
  • Added sugars: 0 g
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These bars contain a whopping 11 to 13 grams of satiating protein from grass-fed sources of collagen. They’re made with organic whole-food ingredients, including organic cashew butter and coconut oil.

Perfect for those on low-carb diets, these bars will keep you fueled and satisfied between meals.

  • Calories: 220
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total sugars: 2 g
  • Added sugars: 0 g
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These bars are made with sprouted watermelon seeds and pack 12 grams of plant-based protein. The sprouting process may increase the bioavailability of some nutrients, like zinc and magnesium.

These bars contain a small amount of added sugar, but most of the flavor comes from nutritious ingredients like cinnamon, dates, and cacao.

  • Calories: 240
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 12 g
  • Total sugars: 14 g
  • Added sugars: 5 g
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Get it via Amazon ($29 for 12 bars).

Another option for a Sunday afternoon when you’re feeling industrious: Make your own healthy snack bars! Here are a few spot-on recipes: