Choosing The Right Protein Bar

 

If you enjoy leading a healthy lifestyle, then chances are you are aware of how beneficial protein bars can be when you are post-workout, hungry or fending off a severe sweet tooth. The proper bars can be a perfect solution to a busy lifestyle, without ruining all your hard work. The tricky part is in your selection. What to look for:

  • Contains Whey
  • At least 20g of protein
  • Low sugar
  • Less net carbs than grams of protein

Some of my favorite choices are:

Quest

As many of you know, Quest has become one of the most popular go-to brands on the market today. Each bar delivers 20g of protein, 4g of carbs and is soy and gluten free. My personal favorite is the Cookies and Cream. You can incorporate them in your dessert dishes or pop them in the toaster oven for a more warm and softer texture. For ways to switch up your bar, check out “5 Ways to Transform A Quest Nutrition Bar” by Gabrielle Terzano.


 Krush

Krush bars were once originally known as Krave. These low-calorie, low-carb bars are produced by a company called Pure Fitness Nutrition and designed to help you stay on track with your goals! These clean treats offer a much softer texture than your normal protein bar. Packed with 20g of protein and no added sugar. Flavors come in varieties such as Baked Apple Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip, French Toast, Birthday Cake, Raw Cookie Dough and Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch.


 All Rise Almond Honey

The less ingredients your protein bar has, the better. All Rise Almond Honey bar contains three ingredients: almonds, honey and whey. Can’t beat that.

Most people grab a protein bar without thinking that it could be bad for you. Make sure you always check what your bar contains. Some key things to remember are not only the  sugar, protein, net carbs and whey but also a couple others such as the calories and fat. If you are eating a bar as a snack, aim for 150 calories or less. If you are using it as a meal replacement then aim a bit higher. Also grab a bar that contains “good fats” such as certain oils (sunflower, canola, sesame).


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