When you’ve got food sensitivities or follow a particular diet, finding snacks that are healthy, convenient, and delicious can be a challenge. While there are plenty of options on the snack bar market, a close look at the label often reveals allergens, highly processed or artificial ingredients, and loads of sugar. Fortunately, there is such a thing as a wholesome and nutritious snack bar that is allergy-safe, diet-friendly, and tasty. Read on to learn about a brand that’s making healthy, on-the-go snacks the right way.
The History of YES Bar
For YES Bar founder Abigail Wald, snacktime was a struggle. That’s because her son’s food sensitivities forced her to say “no” to many of the foods he wanted to eat. Since she couldn’t find the perfect snack, she decided to make it herself, gathering the ingredients he could eat and coming up with a tasty recipe. The result was a nutritious, kid-friendly treat made with wholesome, allergy-safe ingredients she could confidently say “yes” to.
YES Bar Company Mission
YES Bar makes healthy snacks that the entire family can enjoy—and feel good about. To take that mission a step further, every YES Bar purchase supports the Heart Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Benefits of YES Bar
To this day, YES Bars are still made in small batches using Abigail’s original recipe, with plant-based ingredients from trusted farms and suppliers in California. YES Bars are:
- Certified Vegan and Gluten-Free
- No corn, soy, eggs, or peanuts
Top YES Bar Products
YES Bar takes clean, nutritious ingredients and turns them into convenient snack bars in craveable flavors.
Coffee ‘N’ Chocolate Bars
With fresh-ground organic espresso and rich dark chocolate, this bar will be a welcome part of your morning routine. Ingredients like almonds, cashews, and chia seeds help kickstart your day with 4g of plant-based protein and 3g of fiber to support digestion.
Strawberry Coconut Bars
These chewy, fruity bars get their natural sweetness from dried strawberries and a hint of maple syrup. Buttery macadamias and creamy coconut provide healthy fats—along with irresistible texture and flavor.
Dark Chocolate Chip Bars
A healthy snack that tastes like a cookie—with half the sugar of an apple? Yes! This bar is bursting with organic dark chocolate and a medley of nuts and seeds. It may taste like a treat, but it actually provides 5g of plant-based protein and only 8g of low-glycemic sugar.
Healthy Snacking Tips from Thrive Market
Snacking is a fact of life. Below, we’ve gathered some of our best advice to make sure a nutritious, diet-friendly snack for you and your family is never far from hand.
Kid-Friendly Healthy Snacks
Sweet or savory, chewy or crunchy, we’ve got healthy snack ideas to please little ones and parents alike. Go the DIY route with these recipes, or stock up on our picks for the best kid-friendly snacks available at Thrive Market.
Perfect Snacks to Pack on Your Next Road Trip
Don’t hit the road without reading this first: our roundup of the best on-the-go snacks for every diet and lifestyle. We’ve also included our road trip snacking tips to ensure that the journey is as enjoyable as the destination.
Recipe: Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bites
The beloved flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate hides a surprising (and highly nutritious) secret ingredient in this sweet snack—that also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.