Is that healthy snack, really a healthy snack?

Is that healthy snack, really a healthy snack?

When you’re looking for a healthy snack, sometimes a carrot or a green smoothie with chia seeds isn’t exactly what you’re looking for. That’s understandable. All of us crave something more indulgent from time to time.  But, ideally, we still want to try and stay true to our health journeys.

Foods like trail mix and the ever-so-tempting chocolate flavored protein bars may become the go-to snack during times like this. But are you really making the best choice?

As you know, it’s not always easy to tell by just looking at packaging claims. That’s why we’ve created a comparison tool so that you can contrast Step One Foods and other similar products in the marketplace. 

You can find the comparison tool under the Nutrition tab of every Step One product.  Just click on the green Compare our nutritional values with the leading brands> link and start browsing. You can compare up to 4 items at a time!

The tool will show you not only the fiber, omega 3, antioxidant, plant sterol and sodium content of various comparable foods, it will also display the ingredient lists for the items you chose to look up.

Check out this comparison of the Step One Foods Dark Peanut Butter Clusters with a Luna Bar® Chocolate Chunk Bar:  


Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Clusters
Date paste (dates, water), ground peanuts, bittersweet chocolate (unsweetened chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), chia seeds, whole pinto bean flour, flax seed, plant sterols, almonds, walnuts, oat bran, Saskatoon berries.

Luna Bar® Chocolate Chunk
Organic Brown Rice Syrup, ClifPro® (Soy Rice Crisps [Soy Protein Isolate, Rice Flour, Barley Malt Extract], Organic Soy Flour, Organic Roasted Soybeans), Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Cane Syrup, Organic Peanut Butter (Organic Peanuts, Salt), Chocolate Chips (Dried Cane Syrup, Unsweetened Chocolate‡, Cocoa Butter‡, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract), Peanut Flour, Peanuts, ClifCrunch® (Organic Oat Fiber, Apple Fiber, Inulin [Chicory Extract], Organic Psyllium, Organic Milled Flaxseed), Organic Date Paste, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt.


As you can see, compared to Step One’s Peanut Butter Clusters, the Luna Bar is not even close in the nutrients it delivers. But it does excel at delivering unwanted sodium and added sweeteners (listed 4 separate times). And if you’ve tasted the Clusters, you know Luna has nothing on Step One!

If you spend some time on the comparison charts you’ll quickly find out why Step One Foods are so special. We created these foods to be maximally nutritionally impactful – and deliciously satisfying.

Turns out taste and indulgence don’t need to take a backseat to really healthy.

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