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New Chewy Bars from Fiber One

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Snacks keep your kid going during the day. Yes, I know. You thought it was your love that kept them soldiering on. But let me break it to you, sister. It ain'??t. It'??s the Goldfish, the apple slices, and the string cheese in their snack packs.

Since you'??re responsible for giving them this little-engine-that-could energy boost, it'??s up to you to come up with new ideas without getting too boring or redundant. I mean, how many times a week can my kid have Triscuits and Laughing Cow cheese wedges? Considering you have to pack them in lunches and have them ready for after-school noshing, new snack ideas can be tough to come by. Especially those ideas that actually reach into being'?¦gasp'?¦nutritious and not just filling.

Fiber One has been making one of my favorite (and most filling) healthy cereals for years, and my husband loves their Oats & Chocolate bars for an at work pick-me-up. When I heard they were coming out with a chewy bar, I was thrilled. Then when I tasted one, I was greedy. Gimme.

There are two flavors:Chocolate and Strawberry PB&J. The combo bar has a layer of peanut butter on the bottom as well as drizzled on top, with chunks of strawberry jam throughout the bar. These are a little fruity/tangy and not as sweet as the chocolate, which itself a no-brainer on description'?¦it's full of chocolate on the bottom and top. Chocolate = good.

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Not only are these yummy snack options for your kids, but each bar has 20% daily value of fiber and 10% of calcium. They also have zero high fructose corn syrup and 8 grams or less of sugar. And with only 110 calories or less bars, you can actually sneak a few into your drawer and work without your indulgence resulting in sneaking to a higher size dress rack.

Some more good news: Box Tops for Education are on the way and will soon be donning these six-bar boxes. Yet another way these are quintessential school snacks.

I guess by making the decision to give them healthy options like string cheese, apple slices and Fiber One'??s new chewy bars, you are in fact giving them a little bit o' love to help them get through the day. I stand corrected.

Fiber One'??s new chewy bars are available at grocery stores for $3.89.

Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines.'?¨

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did receive samples for review purposes.

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