Researching for healthy protein bars that will work for both diabetics and non-diabetics alike is not that easy of a task. That is why we are looking at several manufacturers in this post.
What are you looking for in a protein bar? The more research looking into this question reveals that many people are looking at protein bars to supplement their diets with different goals in mind.
Many people want to replace candy bars (most unhealthy choices in their snacks), with something that is better for them.
One of the biggest things that I am seeing, is the assumptions that people make about the nutritional content of the product, can be easily influenced by the advertisements. It is easy to allow this to happen to do to the busy schedules we all have!
The big corporations are continually coming up with new ways to try to sell their products; so the only thing that can protect us is to learn how to see the truth about the products using the nutrition labels that the must put on the products.
Protein Bar Alternate Uses
Protein bars and supplements used as meal replacements, or they can be part of a diet plan. The biggest thing that I find empowering is planning what you are going to eat the next day.
It takes discipline to make yourself stick to it, and that is in mind! Once you have your account made up, then you must learn what works for you!
Many times we all hear people telling us what worked for them sometimes, people who have been working on their weight for years, may say to you many things that seem to work, but they have no positive results to show for it!
That can be discouraging and hard to face; all we can do is keep up the fight until the results show up.
One thing that is true for those of us over fifty years old, it gets tough to lose weight, and it takes much longer to see results.
Protein bars can be used to help people to manage their hunger and if you can make it through the day help reduce the total calories in their diets. Also, for those who have been using candy bars most of their life, it can be a way to replace the candy bars with something that is better for them.
The effort should be made to figure out how to incorporate more fresh vegetables and fruits in your diets and work on the proper portion sizes as well.
Healthy Protein Bars Reviews
What makes a protein bar a healthy choice? To answer that question, each person needs to know what they are looking for in a particular product.
Those who are trying to lose weight; their priority will be to make sure, and the sugar content is as low as possible. On the other hand, if you are looking to replace candy bars with something healthier; than a little more sugar will be acceptable.
Thinking that you cannot have something, that is a trap that can lead someone to stick with something for a while, then once they mess up and have it, the desire takes over and they can easily binge overeating!
Better to manage cravings in a way that is healthier; and to work on your diet with a long term mindset in place.
So if you are a person with a sweet tooth, there are ways to satisfy the sweet tooth without causing weight gain or even creating your blood sugar reading to shoot through the roof!
Quest Protein Bar Reviews
Recently I tried two flavors of the Quest Protein Bar. The first one is the Chocolate Brownie; it is an excellent tasting product.
It does not look like the picture on the box. It looked nothing like the picture on the table, so much so that it made me laugh at the thought of it.
The company was trying to get your taste buds warmed up to the idea of a Gourmet Brownie, but even my ten-year-old daughter liked this protein bar. She is watching me closely and wanting to try all the protein bars that I bring home. Better than eating candy!
These bars nutritional breakdown make them suitable to use as a meal replacement or a mid-meal snack.
180 calories per bar
20g of protein
17g of fiber
4g net carbs
The calories are 180 per bar as well so if you use as a meal replacement, it is a little low, but my thought is you could take two (maybe space them out a couple of hours apart) and make it to the next meal.
The second bar is the S’Mores flavor; was not as impressed with this one, at least not on the taste. Does not taste at all like S’Mores to me, really feel more like a chocolate chip cookie dough instead.
Just like the Chocolate Brownie; these bars nutritional breakdown make them suitable to use as a meal replacement or a mid-meal snack as well. With just a little more calories at 190 per bar.
190 calories per bar
21g of protein
14g of fiber
5g net carbs.
Today is my first time trying these bars, and they are pretty good; something to keep in mind if you are out and about needing to choose between this one and some others brands that you have not tried before.
WonderSlim Protein Bar Reviews
Another great product that I tried for the first time as well; these bars ordered from a new source for me to check out the company before placing their ads on my website.
Wanted to try these protein bars out and see how they tasted as well. And they pass my taste test, these bars are all excellent tasting a little on the small side for me, but the taste is worth it.
The nutritional contents are excellent as well:
All seven of the bars in the variety pack contain a 10% RDA of 17 Vitamins and Minerals.
160 calories per bar
5g net carbs
7-10g sugar depending on the flavor
This information is from the company’s website and looks like the sugar content is a bit higher than the quest bars and much higher than the Pure Protein Bars coming up next.
Pure Protein Bars Review
In a previous post we reviewed the Pure Protein Bar variety pack which highlighted those flavors.
Since then I have tried several more flavors; which they ALL pass the taste test, which is good because the nutritional content of these protein bars are the best that I have found for the price.
There is a bonus with the amount of protein they pack in a small sized bar. It makes adding them to the daily diet easier to justify.
Here are the nutritional facts of these bars:
200 calories per bar
21-22 g of protein
8 g net carbs
1-4g of sugar
The flavors that I tried lately is the:
Strawberry Greek Yogurt
Blueberry Greek Yogurt
Chocolate Peanut Butter
We ordered a bulk shipment for Amazon a couple of weeks ago, and it is saving us a few dollars on our grocery bill. Although now my wife and daughter are eating them too, so that means we have to buy more.
I like that they are benefiting from the research and changes that are coming from this effort. Anything we can do to help our loved ones focus on getting healthier is going to be beneficial for them.
Thanks for reading and I hope you fight this useful, please leave any comments or suggestions below.