Healthy Protein Bars for Weight Loss

 When you’re trying to lose weight, protein bars can be the perfect on-the-go snack, but they can also be sugary and packed with too many calories. When choosing a snack bar, it’s important to look at nutritional labels. You want one that’s full of protein and relatively low in calories. Bonus if it also contains a good amount of fiber. This way, it’ll truly keep you satisfied and energized between meals without adding too many calories to your day. 


Quest Bars

5 Healthy Protein Bars for Weight Loss: Quest Bars
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If you have a sweet tooth, Quest bars are the way to go! They manage to cram tons of nutrients into something that tastes like dessert. A few of the best flavors: Double Chocolate Chunk (180 calories, 20g protein, and 13g fiber), Apple Pie (190 calories, 20g protein, and 14g fiber), and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (190 calories, 21g protein, and 14g fiber). 


LUNA Protein Bars

5 Healthy Protein Bars for Weight Loss: LUNA Protein Bars
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Another healthy protein bar that doubles as a sweet treat? LUNA Protein. The brand makes seven dessert-like flavors (like Chocolate Salted Caramel), and they all pack a nutritional punch. Each bar has 170 - 190 calories, 12g protein, and 3g fiber. Keep one in your bag and have a bite whenever hunger hits.


Ansi Gourmet Cheesecake Protein Bars

5 Healthy Protein Bars for Weight Loss: Ansi Gourmet Cheesecake Protein Bars
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Yes, cheesecake. Ansi makes deliciously creamy snack bars in three flavors (all cheesecake themed, of course): Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Strawberry Supreme. Each bar has 180 - 190 calories plus a whopping 20g protein and 17 - 20g fiber. The bars are made from all-natural ingredients, which is a definite plus!



5 Healthy Protein Bars for Weight Loss: KIND Bars
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KIND bars are great for people who don’t love the taste of traditional snack bars. They’re crunchy and made from whole nuts. But beware: Not all KIND bars are created equal. Some of them are too high in sugar and low in protein to justify their calorie counts. The KIND Plus bars tend to have the most protein. Check out the Almond Walnut Macadamia with Peanuts variety, with 200 calories, 10g protein, and 2.5g fiber. This one also makes for a great pre-workout snack.


Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars

5 Healthy Protein Bars for Weight Loss: Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars
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When it comes to Nature Valley Protein Chewy Bars, you can’t go wrong. The bars come in four nutty flavors and they all pack 10g protein and 5g fiber into 190 delicious calories. The line also has a Mixed Berry Greek Yogurt flavor, which clocks in at 180 calories, 10g protein, and 3g fiber. Nicely done, Nature Valley! 

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