Low calorie high protein bars?

previous topic · next topic
ireznik

Joined: Feb 12
Posts: 18

      quote  
Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 08:58
I have been trying to find relatively low calorie protein bars (or at least something with 14+ grams of protein) but so far most things tend to be over 200 calories! The only one I have found really has been Pure Protein Chocolate Deluxe flavor (180 calories and 20 grams of protein). Anyone find anything else?
aginkc

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 09:07
I like Quest bars - the are on drugstore.com or questproteinbar.com. They are a pretty "clean" bar. They run about $2 each however. I have not tried some of the newer flavors - some do have sugar alcohols but many dont. They are very high fiber too.
amarie878

Joined: Oct 11
Posts: 12

      quote  
Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 09:10
I am a big fan of the Kashi Go Lean crunchy bars, but they only have 9 grams of protein. They usually come in under 200 calories and make a good snack between work and dinner (especially if you hit the gym before going home).

You might want to get one of the small blender cups from GNC and just go with an 8 oz protein shake (100% whey protein) instead (made with water). There's 20+ grams of protein in a scoop and usually clocks in at 150 calories. I know someone who uses Polar's diet Orange dry and vanilla protein powder and his drink is like a frothy creamsicle. He loves it.
Nimm

Joined: Dec 10
Posts: 669

      quote  
Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 09:16
Quest bars are hands down the best, nutritionally speaking.

The catch is that they're a little pricey.
ireznik

Joined: Feb 12
Posts: 18

      quote  
Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 10:32
Looked up the Quest Bars, they do seem a little pricey but love the calorie counts!
Nimm

Joined: Dec 10
Posts: 669

      quote  
Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 10:38
Not only do they have a good amount of protein and fiber, while keeping the total calorie count low, but the protein is good quality too. A lot of bars up their protein count by using hydrolyzed collagen - which is less than ideal. It's collagen, after all, and doesn't have a great amino acid profile.
msawyer13

Joined: May 10
Posts: 126

      quote  
Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 10:42
Try making your own? These aren't bad... cut them into 16 servings instead of 8 and you may have a winner.



Minutes to Prepare: 10
Minutes to Cook: 15
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups oats
2 tbsp almond butter
3 extra small bananas, mashed
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon
7 scoops chocolate whey protein
4 egg whites

Directions:
Preheat your oven for 5 minutes at 180o C (355o F). Mix the oats, the whey and the cinnamon.
Mash the bananas and add the honey. Add the nut butter and stir in thoroughly. Add the egg whites. Add to oat mixture. Mix well.
Spoon the mixture into a greased lined cake tin and level with a knife. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before cutting to reduce stickiness.

Cut into 8 bars.


Nutritional Info

* Servings Per Recipe: 8
* Amount Per Serving
* Calories: 278.6
* Total Fat: 5.7 g
* Cholesterol: 8.8 mg
* Sodium: 63.0 mg
* Total Carbs: 30.0 g
* Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
* Protein: 29.3 g
RaelenePA

Joined: Aug 10
Posts: 98

      quote  
Posted: 22 Mar 2012, 10:50
I am a big Quest Bar fan too. I have tried every flavor except the coconut cashew (because I don't like coconut). I love how sweet the cinnamon roll and lemon taste so they are my favorites. I eat a quest bar pretty much every day!

"Keep away from the people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great"
Mark Twain
princess_33_...

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 38

      quote  
Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 02:49
I am all about taste. I love Marathon bars. They are made by snickers. It curbs me from buying a real snickers anyways. and its totally worth 200 calories Wink
PeeFat

Joined: Jan 10
Posts: 521

      quote  
Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 09:05
Quest Bars awesome, enough said. Some may buy for the protein, but it's an awesome source of fiber. Most of us don't get enough fiber in our diet even if we try.

Hoser

Joined: Jul 10
Posts: 2,052

      quote  
Posted: 24 Mar 2012, 11:47
Does it have to be a bar? What about Greek yogurt?
ireznik

Joined: Feb 12
Posts: 18

      quote  
Posted: 26 Mar 2012, 11:02
I am looking for something I can stick in my purse pretty easily...but I did recently grown fond of Greek yogurts
lhowar3

Joined: Mar 12
Posts: 4

      quote  
Posted: 31 Mar 2012, 16:30
Natures Promise by giant foods makes cranberrry honey roasted and peanut honey roasted bars which are very tasty and 130 and 140 calories with only 15 carbs and no sodium. They are 1 oz portions and cost 1.00 each.
sfuselier

Joined: Feb 12
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 01 Apr 2012, 08:44
Oh Yeah! bars - excellent taste - 15gms protein - 170 calories - order online, now available at our Costco and at local GNC stores. Also Detour bars - same numbers similar to a snickers - perfect to throw in your bag for a good snack.
Fedaykin

Joined: May 11
Posts: 72

      quote  
Posted: 01 Apr 2012, 13:26
It won't meet your calorie desires, but I really like Clif Builder's Bars. All natural -- no chemical sweeteneers and less "chewy" than a lot of protein bars. Eating them isn't like chewing on a block of rubber.

20g protein, 270ca



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

GOAL !!!
Well done! Enjoy your family celebrations. As mummydee says, if you do indulge in the 'wrong' foods, don't worry about it. Once in a while on a really special occasion does you no harm, ...
by Janie52 on 25 Oct 14 06:09 PM
From phen to ideal protein diet
I was on the Phen plan. Dr. prescribed it. A couple months later Dr. called and said stop. Very dangerous. While I was part of the class action against the company I learned much about the dangers of ...
by Glaun on 25 Oct 14 04:02 PM
Staying on Track
You do what is best for you, just be smart about it. As long as you are eating healthy and not starving yourself you'll be fine. It doesn't sound like your friends are encouraging you at all. ...
by Sassy shelby on 25 Oct 14 06:59 AM
Work Potluck
I like the dip! That's pretty cool. I also like the deviled eggs idea, but someone else is already bringing those.
by mars2kids on 24 Oct 14 12:06 PM
Vegan Diet
Hi. I'm trying to eat a vegan diet. Does anyone follow this type of eating plan? What types of food do you eat to get full?
by Hrgirl9 on 24 Oct 14 11:42 AM