WHICH NUTRITION BARS ARE THE HEALTHIEST?
In today's modern age of an on-the-run society, where it is sometimes impossible to sit down for a meal, it becomes challenging to get enough nutrition that our body requires. Finding high-protein foods can also be difficult in this artificial ingredients world, but we’re here to make it a little easier.
Whether you are searching for nutritious and healthy snacks, on-the-go options to sustain yourself, or easy-to-consume high-protein foods while exercising, traveling, or working; you are at the right place.
You have heard the term before - Protein Bars.
The emergence of protein bars is genuinely commendable. Protein bars are everywhere, like a mobile network. They're calling your name from the grocery store, local cafe, petrol pumps, office spaces, college campuses, gyms, flights, etc. They seem to be too convenient as well as healthy snack ideas to have while traveling, working, or as a post-workout snack to boost yourself. Yet they are not and best thing; they have a long shelf life.
Why Protein Bars only?
In the market, you will find the most unhealthy protein bars available. Most are loaded with added sugar, artificial flavors, low-quality protein, saturated fat, and unhealthy preservatives.
Not all protein bars are created equal, and finding the best one to suit your needs and preferences can be challenging. So how do you decide the protein bars which are worth it?
Following are the factors you should focus on while opting for the best protein bars:
- They should have a perfect balance of protein, fiber, and healthy fats to satisfy you.
- They should contain nuts, whole grains, butter, and fruit.
- It is crucial to be calorie conscious. Make sure your protein bar contains 130-400 calories of the total calories.
- Do your best to avoid added sweeteners and look for the sweetness from whole food ingredients such as dates, goji berries, apples, & other fruits.
- Prefer high-quality protein sources in bars, such as whey protein isolate, pea protein, brown rice protein, egg whites, nuts and seeds, fava bean protein, hemp protein, almond butter, peanut butter, and grass-fed meats.
- Fats are significant for the body to soak nutrients and to help you keep satiated. Hence, ensure that your protein bar contains healthy fats such as almonds, nuts & seeds, etc., rather than those vegetable oils, and make sure it’s in moderation as nuts, while healthy, carry loads of nutrition in small amounts and a portion is key.
The following are our top picks of NASHUA NUTRITION's protein bars that deserve a spot in your pantry. They are not perfectly aligned with our shared recommendations, but they are still the healthiest protein bars from our store when you're in a pinch. Hence, we suggest sticking to the above recommendations as much as possible. After discovering the best of the best from our store, here are those -
Luscious & crispy, our Caramel Crunch HealthSmart Protein Bars are top-selling and taste very similar to a Nestle's milk chocolate crunch bar. With delicious caramel and crispy nuggets wrapped in rich chocolate, this HealthSmart protein bar is best as a healthy breakfast and meal to grab, whether on the go or working in an office.
The Nutrition Facts: This HealthSmart Protein 1 Bar (42g) will give 170 calories, 6 g total fat (4.5 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 16 g total carbohydrate, 8 g sugars, & 15 g protein. Please visit our product page for more information.
Unlike many low-carb snack bars, our Peanut Butter and Smooth Caramel Crisp ProtiDiet Protein Bars are best to consume as an on-the-go healthy meal and a healthy breakfast idea when leaving for work or class. If you want to taste an incredible combination of crispiness and smoothness while meeting all your protein needs, you've met your ideal match with our Peanut Butter and Smooth Caramel Crisp Bars. Superbly chewy, crunchy, and tasty!
The Nutrition Facts: This ProtiDiet Protein 1 Bar (43g) will give 150 calories, 5 g total fat (3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 260 mg sodium, 17 g total carbohydrate, & 15 g protein. Please visit our product page for more information.
With creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate, this Peanut Butter - HealthSmart Protein Bar packs in a respectable amount of muscle-maintaining protein, low calorie, and low sodium. It has been chosen as a delectable healthy snack due to the ideal balance of nutrition and taste. A mouth-watering experience that will keep you on track for your weight loss goals! You would never guess that this bar contains only 8 g of sugar.
The Nutrition Facts: This HealthSmart Protein 1 Bar (40g) will give 170 calories, 8 g total fat ( 3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 12 g total carbohydrate, & 15 g protein. Please visit our product page for more information.
Most protein bars contain only 6-12 gm of protein per bar, but our Lemon Proti-Thin Protein Wafer Squares are more substantial by offering 15 grams of protein per square. You'll taste lemon meringue with a wafer crust and a light chocolate finish. With a rich indulgence of taste and a crazy good diet treat, this healthy snack square is guaranteed to satisfy.
The Nutrition Facts: This Proti-Thin Protein Wafer 1 Square will give 200 calories, 10 g total fat (6 g saturated fat), zero cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 13 g total carbohydrate, & 15 g protein. Please visit our product page for more information.
Which healthy protein bar are you going to try?
Always check for nutrition labels and secret ingredients when buying healthy protein bars. Also, we suggest sticking with the protein bars when you are in a hurry, the most nutritious and fast-n-easy meal option to satisfy your stomach.
- Eric Godshall