Best Protein & Snack Bars at the Grocery Store

Hey there SxS Nutrition Squad! 

On the blog today I am sharing some of my favorite protein and snack bars I like to buy at the grocery store. There are SO many bars on shelves it can be hard trying to figure out which one is healthiest, taste good, and is gonna also help fill us up. The good thing is that I've arleady done the dirty (and tasty) work for you guys by compiling a list of bars that I like buying on a regular basis.

I like buying protein and snack bars cause they're easy, I don't have time to make them, easy and fast nutrition, and good ways for me too get in good fats, protein, and calories (especially in peak training periods)! Plus I can take them pretty much anywhre and are like portable dessert! Whole 30-friendly bars are also listed down below for all the Whole 30 peeps :)

My list is chosen based off of: 

  1. Simple ingredients and if I can pronounce them
  2. Less than 300 calories
  3. Protein- I try to shoot for 4g or more
  4. Carbs- 15g to 30s (or in that general area)
  5. and of course TASTE! if it doesn't taste I good, I don't want it. 

RX bars

  • Coffee and Chocolate- Per bar: 260 calories, 11 g protein, 30 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 11 g fat 

    • does contain egg whites, almonds, fig, and dates- thats it!

  • Blueberry- Per bar: 210 calories, 12g protein,  6g fiber
    • allergens: eggs, chashews, almonds
    • Whole 30-friendly  
  • Pumpkin- per bar: 210 calories, 12g protein, 5g fiber
    • allergens: eggs, cashews, almonds
    • Whole 30-friendly

 

Kind Bars

  • Honey Smoked Bar B Que -Per bar: 230 calories 10 g protein, 15 g carbs, 3 g fiber

    • soy free, gluten free, whey protein free

  • Almond Walnut Macadamia + Protein- Per Bar: 200 calories, 10g protein, 13g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 14 g fat

 

22 Days Nutrition

  • Fudge Brownie Flavor- Per bar:  160 calories, 15g protein, 19g carbs, 9g of fiber

    • vegan, gluten free, Non-GMO 

  • Almond Butter Chocolate Chip-Per bar: 290 calories, 20 g protein,33g carbs, 12g fiber, 12g fat
    • Non-GMO, vegan, soy free, gluten free, USDA organic

 

Macrobar

  • Banana & Almond bar- Per bar: 270 calories, 10g protein, 34 carbs, 3 g fiber
    • Vegan, soy free, Non-GMO
    • Whole 30-friendly

 

The Perfect Bar

  • Almond Acai- Per Bar: 220 calories,  8g protein19g carbs, 3 g fiber, 12 g fat

 

Thunderbird

  • Cashew+Fig+Carrot- Per Bar 150 Calories, 4g protein, 29g carbs, 3g fiber
    • grain free, vegan, no added sugar 

 

Larabars

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip- Per bar: 220 calories, 6g protein, 26g carbs, 3g fiber, , 11 g fat
    •  vegan, gluten free, kosher, Non-GMO, dairy free
    • Whole 30-friendly

 

    Square Organics

    • Chocolated Coated Nut- Per bar: 210 calories, 10g protein, 20g carbs, Fiber 2g
      • gluten free, dairy free, soy free

     

    Think Thin

    • Chocolate Coconut Almond- Per bar: 190 calories, 9g protein, 17g carbs 3g fiber, 11g fat,
      • gluten free 

     

    If you are trying to lose weight and are watching your calories and carbohydrate intake I would recommend sticking to bars 200 calories. Again, I don't mind having one bar that is close to 300 calories some times during the week especially during higher mileage training periods where I am trying to maintain a healthy weight and stay energized. 

    Have you tried any of these? Which ones are you favorite?

     

    Let's Shine,

    Starla