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 16g fiber), and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (200 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 is LUNA Protein. The brand makes six dessert-like flavors (including Chocolate Salted Caramel), and they all pack a nutritional punch. Each bar has between 170 calories and 190 calories, 12g protein, and 2g to 3g fiber. Keep one in your bag and have a bite whenever hunger hits.


thinkThin High Protein Bars

ThinkThin protein bar



For a portable, nutritious snack that packs a lot of protein try thinkThin High Protein Bars. With flavors like Chocolate Mint (which tastes like a popular Girl Scout cookie), Brownie Crunch, Maple Almond, and Creamy Peanut Butter, these bars range from 13g to 20g protein in a 230-calorie bar. The company also offers a protein and fiber bar, with 10g protein and 5g fiber for in 150-calorie bars. All thinkThin bars are gluten-free.


KIND Protein

Kind Protein Bar



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 higher in sugar and lower in protein.

Enter KIND Protein. Made from whole ingredients in flavors like Almond Butter Dark Chocolate, Crunchy Peanut Butter, Toasted Caramel Nut, and White Chocolate Cinnamon Almond, KIND Protein bars have 12g of protein, 5g of fiber and 8g of sugar. At 250 calories per bar, you may want to eat just half if you are watching calories.


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 a variety of nutty flavors and they all pack 10g protein and 5g fiber into 190 delicious calories. The company also has a line of XL Protein Bars with 15g protein and 9g Fiber for 280 calories per bar.

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