March is Nutrition Month and when I read this blog, it really resonated with me. Tovita Nutrition is the brain-child of Leah Silberman & Molly Rieger , who are registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) practicing in Manhattan. Both achieved undergraduate degrees in science and health. Thanks to both them for allowing us to re-post this interesting take on nutrition bars.
I’m going to give it to you straight: I believe that bars are really a last resort option. You’ve entirely run out of snacks, you’re stuck in a 4 hour meeting, airplane food grosses you out, or eating on the subway makes you feel awkward. See what I’m saying? We live in a world where real, whole, and natural foods are generally ubiquitous. If you have the opportunity to design your meals and snacks, why settle for often processed ingredients, loads of fat, or excess sugar?
…. But I also understand that the aforementioned situations really do happen. If you’ve ever been stuck in a meeting or taken a really long flight or have been caught in some “emergency” situation that prevents you from eating real food, bars can be the most convenient option. So I’m going to help you make the best decision you possibly can for the next time your boss holds you hostage in a meeting.