Health Food or Junk Food: KIND Pressed Bars

We all need a grab-and-go snack sometimes. Often, a granola bar is an easy choice because it can be eaten with one hand. It doesn't even have to be a clean hand because your hand will never touch it; just eat it straight from the wrapper.

But, there are a lot of different granola bar and granola-bar-like things on the market. Their status as health food or junk food varies.

Where do KIND Pressed Bars fit?

I'd call these a health food!
This is a health food because it is made up of only a few ingredients, all of which are healthy foods.

KIND's website lists 6 flavors: Apricot Pear Carrot Beet, Pineapple Coconut Chia, Pineapple Banana Kale Spinach, Mango Apple Chia, Cherry Apple Chia, and Strawberry Apple Chia.

Those aren't just the flavor names; those are the ingredients. The Mango Apple Chia flavored bar only contains mango, apples, and chia seeds.

Although I consider this to be a health food instead of a junk food, I still recommend eating it in moderation. An even healthier option would be to eat whole fruit.

One characteristic of a healthy diet is getting a variety of foods. So, while KIND Pressed bars can count as fruit, they shouldn't be the only source of fruit in your diet.


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