7 Best Meal Replacement Foods

Your best bets for ready-made shakes and bars to help you lose weight fast

September 20, 2010
Bumble Bar Chai with Almonds
Jeff Harris
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With "a light, sweet hint of chai spices" and "crispy sesame seeds, almonds, and flax," this bar won over most WH testers in one bite. We also love what it lacks: high fructose corn syrup, which scientists say gets socked away as fat more easily than other sweeteners. Instead, the 210-calorie Bumble Bar uses organic brown rice syrup, which the body digests more slowly than the corn-derived kind, steadying energy levels and helping to tame cravings. Which means you won't be hungry again for hours.

Make It a Perfect Meal Chase with 4 ounces of canned pineapple in natural juice and an equal amount of Breakstone's 2% Small Curd Cottage Cheese for a generous dose of vitamin C and 12 additional grams of protein. Total calories: 370

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