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Eating on the go? Store-bought granola bars can be as high in sugar as some candy bars. But these recipes offer some better-for-you better-for-you snack options — including a few delicious versions of homemade granola — that won't limit you to pre-cut celery and carrot sticks (although those are great too!).

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A healthy snack, granola bars can satisfy a craving for an afternoon sweet or provide an energy boost while hiking or camping. — Getty Images

Granola Bars

by Kim Boyce

On the line between dessert and healthy snack? Maybe a bit. These granola bars do call for some butter when toasting the oats, but the result is a rich, nutty flavor.  Do

Per serving: 185 calories,
2g saturated fat,
31g carbohydrates, 4g protein,
3g fiber, 150mg sodium

Crunchy Nut Granola

by Karen Graham

Sunflower seeds and nuts add protein to this hearty granola. Eat it on its own or with plain Greek yogurt. Do

Per cup: 429 calories, 4g saturated fat, 58g carbohydrates, 11g protein, 8g fiber, 104mg sodium 

Seed Jumble Cookies

by Ricki Heller

These tasty granola bar-like cookies include healthy ingredients such as almond butter, tahini, rolled oats and spelt, as well as sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and flax seeds. Do

Per serving: 194 calories, 2g saturated fat, 24g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 3g fiber, 4mg sodium

Get-Up-and-Go Juice

by Steve and Elena Kapelonis

You'll need a juicer for this one. Throw in carrots, cucumber, apple, beet and ginger for a sweet breakfast you can take to-go. Do

Per serving: 140 calories, 5g fat, 31g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 7g fiber

Pita Crackers

by Jonathan King, Jim Stott and Kathy Gunst

These simple pita crackers can be made with whole-wheat store-bought pitas, and will keep well in plastic bags for a few days. Do

Per serving: 34 calories, 0g saturated fat, 3g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 0g fiber, 77mg sodium

Gazpacho

by James Peterson

You might not think of soup as an on-the-go snack, but cold gazpacho in a thermos is a wonderful take-along meal. Make this refreshing treat when tomatoes are in season. Do

Per serving: 75 calories, 0g saturated fat, 16g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 4g fiber, 309mg sodium

Easy Homemade Granola

by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Oats, almonds, hazelnuts and dried fruit form the basis of this granola. You can cut back on the sugar and customize your own blend by exchanging fruits and nuts for your favorites. Do

Per serving: 184 calories, 1g saturated fat, 26g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 3g fiber, 147mg sodium

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