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For years, I've made a point of keeping either granola bars, nutri-grain bars, or some sort of cereal bars in my desk at work at all times, so I have something healthy to snack on instead of raiding the vending machine for candy and chips. Now that I've gone veggie, and I'm leaning towards vegan foods where convenient, I'm checking ingredients a lot more, and I noticed that the nutri-grain bars I've been eating lately have milk in them.<br><br><br><br>
So are there any good vegan alternatives? I've seen Luna bars mentioned, but those say something about being for women on the package. Why is that? Is it some sort of estrogen cult? Will they make me grow manboobs? (See the thread about soy being bad for you...)<br><br><br><br>
I should probably mention that I don't really like granola bars much. I always got the chocolate chip type, and eventually, I stopped buying even those, because I just didn't like them much.<br><br><br><br>
I'm just looking for something more convenient than PBJ on rye to carry in my briefcase or leave in my desk. Any recommendations?<br><br><br><br>
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Luna bars are good, and suitable for men, too. Clif bars are made by the same company, which actually makes a variety of types of bars: Z bars, Mojo bars. Just search google for Clif bars and you'll see. They are all vegan.<br><br><br><br>
I also like Nature Valley granola bars. But they have honey and sugar and high fructose corn syrup, so not really the *best* option. But good in a pinch.<br><br><br><br>
ETA: Also, the cheapest and healthiest thing to do is make your own. There are a million recipes out there for vegan granola bars or vegan energy bars. Trail mix works well too, for a healthy, convenient vegan snack.
 

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Have you tried Larabars? They're raw fruit and nuts ground up together with seasonings and things. They're quite yummy, and definitely not a cereal/granola type bar.<br><br>
You could also just keep some trail mix or somesuch in your desk.
 

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Just found Ma Baker's O bars, which are oaty and give you one portion of your fruit too! Don't know if you can get them in the states though.
 

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I was at the grocery store last night, and I noticed that they only sell Clif bars individually, not a box of them at once like they do with Luna bars. That's annoying and expensive. I bought one just to see if I like it, but I'll have to find a cheaper alternative over the long run. One that doesn't involve me having to prepare anything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
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Luna bars are "for women" only because apparently the flavors appeal to us.... But Nature Valley bars in Apple Crisp and Brown Sugar are vegan and are absolutely delicious with a warm cup of soy milk or apple juice. In fact, I just finished eating one right now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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