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The Best Protein Bars

Yesterday I talked about some of what I considered to be the worst “Low” sugar protein bars on the market. If you are Interested In learning the top 7 of the worst “low” sugar protein bars on the market Click Here

Today I am going to talk about some of the favorites that I recommend to clients, friends and loved ones. If you are Interested In learning and reading what made my top favorite protein bars then keep reading.


Kind Strong & Kind Honey Smoked BBQ

There are a lot of other kind bars that are great I chose this one because you can’t beat the macros and the vitamins that this contains. I say It’s time to throw away the chips. The first Ingredient In this Honey Smoked BBQ bar Is considered the best nut for weight loss (get your mind out of the gutter). Not only are almonds rich In the amino acid L-arginine, which helps build lean muscle and reduces belly fat, but they also contain the minerals riboflavin, magnesium, and manganese, which are essential for a healthy metabolism.

You can find this bar pretty much anywhere that kind bars are sold. I get mine from target.

PER BAR (45 G): 230 calories, 16 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 125 mg sodium, 15 g carbs (3 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 10 g protein


Epic Bar Bacon

We’ve all seen these bars In our local natural food stores, grocery stores, and even some gas stations. You want to try one and then you see the price so you decide to reach for that slim jim Instead. There Is a good reason why one little bar has a price tag of $3.99. These bars are paleo, gluten-free bars are made from hormone-free pork and not much else. These high protein snacks are loaded with protein, try enjoying one after your workout to rebuild the muscles broken down during your gym sesh.

I found these at target and my local grocery store.

 PER BAR (43 G): 130 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 330 mg sodium, 0 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 15 g protein


Soul Sprout Sweet ‘N Salty Sprouted Nut Bar

If you don’t know what sprouting Is sprouting Is a process that Increases the bioavailability of certain active micronutrients In protein, making them more accessible for your body to use as energy. This bar harnesses that natural process by sprouting almonds and cashews, making them awesome high protein snacks.

I only found these at my local natural food stores for the price tag of $4.99

PER BAR (43 G): 220 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 200 mg sodium, 15 g carbs (3 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 8 g protein

 


Luna Protein Mint Chocolate Chip

If you love mint and you love chocolate then you will love this. This Luna Protein Bar Is Gluten-free and made with real chocolate, this Luna protein bar won’t just maintain your better body, but It will also help crush those dessert cravings In a healthy way. I like to pop mine In the microwave for a few seconds and It tastes like a mint chocolate chip cookie.

I found these bars at several places Target, grocery stores, whole foods, and my natural food store.

PER BAR (45 G):170 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 240 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (3 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 12 g protein


GoMacro Macrobar Protein Paradise: Cashew Caramel

You can thank the vegetarian dynamic duo of organic sprouted brown rice protein and organic pea protein for those 11 grams of protein. This bar Is also loaded with healthy fats from cashews and flax seeds, which are a great plant-based source of anti-Inflammatory omega-3s. Plus It’s really one of the tastiest high protein snacks.

I have only found this flavor at whole foods. But target does sell other flavors.

PER BAR (60 G): 260 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg sodium, 30 g carbs (1 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 11 g protein


Rise Bar Lemon Cashew

This bar Is one that Is made with the simplest Ingredients. Just four simple Ingredients make up this bar that tastes addictively similar to lemon shortbread: organic cashews, coconut nectar, pea protein, and lemon extract. That’s It. Don’t you love simple high protein snacks? I know I do.

I’ve only found this flavor at whole foods. My local natural food store sells other flavors.

PER BAR (60 G): 260 calories, 13 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 25 mg sodium, 23 g carbs (1 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 15 g protein

 


22 Days Enlightened Pumpkinseed

This Is one of the simplest bars with the cleanest Ingredients. This organic bar Is powered by a protein-packed blend of nuts and seeds with just a touch of sweetness. You can have this as a pre-workout or as a post-workout snack or If you are just craving something salty and sweet you can eat this as a snack.

I have seen this at whole foods and at my local natural food store.

PER BAR (50 G): 250 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 15 mg sodium, 18 g carbs (5 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 11 g protein


Exo Bar Cocoa Nut

This one Is made with cricket flour (Cricket flour is grain made from crickets that are raised for human consumption. It is a good source of nutrition and protein and contains protein, calcium, B12, iron and other nutritional elements. For every 100 grams of cricket, there are 12.9 grams of protein.) So now that you know what It’s made of I’m sure It reminds you of Fear Factor but eating Insects Is the next big thing. And did we mention that they pack a nutritional wallop? In terms of high protein snacks, crickets have about as much protein as chicken breast but with three times the calcium. And In this bar, they provide nearly all the protein, aside from some almonds.

Like most bars that made this list so far I’ve only seen this at whole foods and my local natural food store for $4.99

PER BAR (60 G): 300 calories, 20 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat), 45 mg sodium, 23 g carbs (7 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 10 g protein


ThinkThin Protein Nut Bar, Chocolate Coconut Almond

Unlike their chewy, Play-Doh-like bars, this thinkThin bar gets most of Its protein from whole foods like nuts and seeds and Is sweetened with coconut and real sugar. The real sugar In this bar won’t mess with Insulin levels and gets stored as energy to give your muscles the energy It needs to either kill that workout or as a post-workout snack.

I’ve seen this everywhere.

PER BAR (40 G): 190 calories, 11 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 115 mg sodium, 17 g carbs (3 g fiber, 8 g sugar), 9 g protein

RXBar Coffee Chocolate

If you like coffee and chocolate and you like coffee and chocolate together than this Is the bar for you. Few things taste better than coffee and chocolate. Those Ingredients—along with egg white protein and a couple other whole foods—are all that are In this crave-worthy bar.

I’ve seen this bar at target and GNC

PER BAR (52 G): 210 calories, 9 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 160 mg sodium, 23 g carbs (6 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 12 g protein


Health Warrior Superfood Protein Bar, Mint Chocolate

Refreshing mint and cool dark chocolate come together in this Superfood Protein Bar that’s energized with an ancient grain blend of chia seeds, oats, and organic quinoa. You don’t just get 10 grams of clean, muscle-building protein, you’ll also get 20 percent of your recommended daily intake of digestion-Improving, satiating fiber.

I’ve seen this bar at target, GNC, and at my local natural food store

PER BAR (50 G): 200 calories, 8 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 160 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (5 g fiber, 10 g sugar), 10 g protein


GoRaw Zesty Lemon

Watermelon seeds don’t have to be a nuisance (unless you like watermelon seeds). In fact, they’re a great source of protein! GoRaw has made the first bar made from sprouted watermelon seeds, and In doing so, they’ve created a bar with an astounding 12 grams of seed-based protein.

I’ve only seen this at whole foods

PER BAR (55 G): 240 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg sodium, 24 g carbs (3 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 12 g protein


Mighty Bar Grassfed Organic Beef, Cranberry & Sunflower Seed

Organic, grass-fed beef Isn’t cheap for a reason. Testing shows that when cattle graze on their natural food Instead of Inflammatory corn, their protein consists of more anti-Inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acids: (Two main fatty acids essential In the “Diet” are linoleic (or omega-6) fatty acid and alpha-linolenic (or omega-3) acid. Both of them are polyunsaturated fatty acid, which means that they possess two or more double bonds and lack several hydrogen atoms that are found in saturated fatty acids) fats that have been utilized In weight-loss pills.

I’ve seen this at target, GNC, and whole foods

PER BAR (28 G): 80 calories, 3.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 310 mg sodium, 3 g carbs (0 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 8 g protein


Kashi GOLEAN Plant-Powered Bar, Honey Pecan Baklava

No one said that losing weight and building muscle had to Involve something that tastes like clay. In fact, It can taste like a crunchy, sweet, and delicious Kashi Honey Pecan Baklava bar.

I only seen this flavor during the fall time and I found It at whole foods

PER BAR (45 G): 200 calories, 11 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 120 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (4 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 8 g protein


KIND Plus Almond Walnut Macadamia with Peanuts

This bar contains a whopping 10 grams of satiating protein and muscle-building amino acids, and It contains some of the best nuts for a shrinking waist.

I found this flavor at Walmart

PER BAR (40 G): 200 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 65 mg sodium, 13 g carbs (2.5 g fiber, 7 g sugar), 10 g protein


Clif Bar Whey Protein Salted Caramel Cashew

I’m not a fan of anything whey I tend to stay from whey products If you are curious about whey and what Ingredients It contains Click Here

But If you are a whey protein kind of person and you get hungry for a  protein boost without sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners or zero-calorie sweeteners, this bar will become your go-to. It’s the perfect blend of creamy nut butter and crunchy cashews.

I haven’t personally bought It as I mentioned I stay from whey but I saw It at GNC

PER BAR (56 G): 250 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 200 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (3 g fiber, 5 g sugar), 14 g protein


Aloha Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Say “aloha” to a toned body when you Include this bar In your “Diet”. And don’t worry about the 12 grams of sugar: Carbs actually help protein get into the muscle fibers.

I’ve seen all things Aloha at target and GNC

PER BAR (65 G): 270 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 250 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (6 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 18 g protein


Amazing Grass Protein Superfood Chocolate Almond Butter

Amazing Grass packs in 12 grams of plant-based protein, nut butter, greens, and superfoods in this nutrient-dense bar. If you ever have Justin almond butter It tastes like that but with chocolate.

I found this only at my local natural food store

PER BAR (60 G): 250 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 80 mg sodium, 30 g carbs (3 g fiber, 13 g sugar), 12 g protein


Final Thoughts

This list of the best protein bars on the market Is just my opinion. Some of you might agree with the list some of you might disagree and that Is fine. I’m here to help educate any beginners that are new to the world of health, nutrition, and fitness. If you have any questions about today’s post please don’t hesitate to reach me at the email provided. I will be more than glad to answer any questions you may have.

 


 

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Hello, my name Is Amanda and I'm the woman behind AmandaExplainsIt. I'm a Free Spirit, coffee sipping blogger and I embrace all of the messy parts of life.I'm a mommy of two precious doggies and an advocate for food allergies, animals, and nutrition In real life. I've always loved writing and writing a blog fulfills that. I'm all about spirituality and going with the flow of things. I'm new to the beauty world and I'm excited to share what I learn along the way. Come back often because I post often and I post things related to but not limited to Beauty Reviews, Product Reviews, Spirituality, Nutrition and Food Allergies, and Gluten-Free Recipes. If you like what you read let's be friends. ~XOXO A.

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