Protein Bar Favorites

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I don’t normally buy many bars because I feel they are highly processed, and our bodies just weren’t meant to eat foods like that. However, sometimes they are a nice portable option. Here are a few of my current favorites. I choose these because they make me feel somewhat full, have lower sugar (or are at least sweetened with dried fruit), and are “cleaner” than some other bars.

Vega Bars: 


I think these are the nutrition facts for the bar I got… not 100% sure. But, if not, the nutrition facts would be very similar. I like this brand because the bars still contain a good amount of protein, are vegan, and contain a great amount of fiber. Plus, all whole foods are used!

Think Thin Bars:
I get the creamy peanut butter. This bar to me seems like a treat because it reminds me of a healthier candy bar. But, it has no sugar! They are gluten free, a little over 200 calories, and have about 20 grams of protein. And the good thing is that after about 10 minutes of eating one, you can feel fuller.
Main ingredients: whey protein, soy protein, calcium caseinate, maltitol (sugar alcohol), soy crisps, peanuts, canola oil, almonds, chicory fiber, vitamins, minerals.

Greens Protein Bar Whey Crisp:

I mentioned this one before. Of all the “Greens” bars, I like this one the best because it has lower sugar, more fiber, and a little more protein.

Gnu Flavor and Fiber Bars:

These aren’t quite a protein bar–they are more of a fiber bar of course. But, I like them because they do keep you fuller, and they do not contain any artificial ingredients. The main ingredient is oats!

I get the ones that are the lowest sugar like the banana walnut one. Mmm.

I would have put Lara Bars on this list as well, but I eat them more when I am exercising because they have a few more carbohydrates, and are easy to eat before and after workouts. They sit pretty well in the stomach. I love Lara Bars because they are made from dried fruit and nuts ONLY. No other ingredients!

Now, you are probably asking me, where can I get these bars? A lot you can get from Whole Foods. You can order online always. The Think Thin bars you should be able to get at your local regular grocery store.

Comments

  1. says

    More bars need to start sweetening their products with stevia (only) and using rice bran protein, pea protein and egg white protein! I don’t do the whole Whey & Sugar thing. LOL – Well Maybe I should just make them??

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