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August 28, 2012 4:35 PM
I'm thinking of keeping a couple stashed in my purse for those afternoons when I'm dragging, on the run, and tempted to pull through a drive through. I got a Cliff bar while stopping for gas this afternoon, and it kept me going til I could get home and fix supper. I do like to avoid soy, though, and I noticed the first ingredient was "soy protein isolate". Do they make any with whey protein instead? What about taste? Cost? Sugar content?
I'd welcome your recommendations.
August 28, 2012 4:38 PM
There are many made with whey protein, but read the labels carefully before buying. Many of the so-called "protein bars" are not much more than glorified, thinly disguised (and ridiculously expensive) candy bars.
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August 28, 2012 4:39 PM
Muscle milk has 2 out that are pretty good not sure of the sugar content. My fav is the metrx 100 choclate chip cookie dough tastes great and not dry like alot of them.
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August 28, 2012 4:39 PM
I eat Questbars every morning or for a snack. they are roughly 170 cals are dairy,soy, and gluten free. I researched the ingredients and everything in them are natural and have health benefits. They also are low in carbs and extremely high in fiber. They are delicious and com ein flavors like strawberry cheesecake, chocolate brownie, cinnamon roll etc. I highly recommend these.they are convenient healthy and taste great! their sold at vitamin shoppes or GNC!
August 28, 2012 4:40 PM
Best one out, and taste great!

http://questproteinbar.com/?gclid=CJSW1J2_i7ICFcne4AodkXAAZw
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August 28, 2012 4:41 PM
Being allergic to whey...trust me when I say that you will find so many more protein bars with whey than soy. The only protein bars I can eat are Clif and One other kind I cannot think of right now it is Chocolate peanut butter flavor though. Anyways, if you want whey you have so many options!
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August 28, 2012 4:43 PM
http://www.questproteinbar.com/

Check the above out. Not only are they natural but they also won't melt in your purse. They are a bit chewey but I don't consider that a bad thing. I have tried all but coconut and none are not edible.
August 28, 2012 4:43 PM
Hmmm... I am not sure abt whey protein bars yet.. but I can tell you that LUNA makes a SUPER yummy and oh-so-good for you line of bars that are wonderful for when you can't get a meal in or you need a boost of carbs mid-day (or even if you are late for work and no time for breakfast). they are made for women, and have the top four things that we need: Iron, calcium, folic acid and vitamin D. they are made with 70% organic ingredients and it has no GMO's! LOVE IT!

Sending you best of wishes for success on your journey to health! God Bless YOU!

Kimi
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August 28, 2012 4:44 PM
I don't know if you've ever heard of Arbonne but I looove their protein (its vegetable protein based)! other ones I tried, I couldn't get used to and i'd just drink/eat them because they were good for you. Check out this homemade protein bar recipe ( im sure you could use any kind of protein). These are deliiiiicous, it tastes like cookie dough, no lie! Very natural, and it makes a lot for not a lot of ingredients. You will love them! http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=913934
August 28, 2012 4:44 PM
Thanks, y'all! Today was the first day I've ever even tried a protein bar. I was feeling shakey, looking for something quick to grab, and they were right there. And didn't make me feel sick afterward like a candy bar or chips would have. I'll look into these.
August 28, 2012 4:45 PM
QUOTE:

There are many made with whey protein, but read the labels carefully before buying. Many of the so-called "protein bars" are not much more than glorified, thinly disguised (and ridiculously expensive) candy bars.


This^
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August 28, 2012 4:47 PM
Hmm...

I wonder how a fresh banana and a handful of trail mix would fare in comparison to most protein bars?
August 28, 2012 4:54 PM
I love my Think Thin Protein bars, sugar free, gluten free, and they are sooo delis!!!
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August 28, 2012 4:58 PM
QUOTE:

Hmm...

I wonder how a fresh banana and a handful of trail mix would fare in comparison to most protein bars?

I do well at getting in my fresh fruits and veggies and nuts every day, but protein is where I come up short (right now with workouts and pregnancy, I am aiming at 1.5 x my weight in kg).
An oz of almonds only has 6 grams of protein. Avocado has the highest protein of any fruit--at 4gm, but they are not very portable. Bananas have 2gm.

Added--I don't see protein bars as a meal replacement or even something I would eat on a daily basis. Just a "tide me over" supplement when I am on the run.
Edited by bushidowoman On August 28, 2012 5:00 PM
August 28, 2012 4:59 PM
I like the "Pure Protein" bars. 20g protein and only 2g sugar. I like them so much I can't buy them by the case or else I'll eat them all in one day.
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August 28, 2012 4:59 PM
QUOTE:

Hmm...

I wonder how a fresh banana and a handful of trail mix would fare in comparison to most protein bars?


Not enough protein
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August 28, 2012 5:06 PM
I recently tried a Rise almond honey protein+ bar and I liked it much more than some of the soy ones I've tried. I too would like to avoid soy. I'm not sure what the plus is for. This has whey protein in it.

http://www.amazon.com/RiseBar-Protein-Almond-Honey-12-Count/dp/B004X2LH9Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346198669&sr=8-1&keywords=rise+protein+bar
(^Amazon link was the first Google match - I was just lazy and went with that one to copy and paste here)
Edited by Mellie289 On August 28, 2012 5:06 PM
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August 28, 2012 5:12 PM
I'm one who probably tired most protein bars on market LOL
Pure Protein bars are pretty good (20g. protein)
Detour bars are yummy (15g protein)
but QUEST bars are the best... i've tried all flavors- they're all delicious.. and if u microwave the bar for 10-15 seconds it tastes like a chewy cookie YUM!.. excellent source of protein (20g) and fiber (16g+), and low net carbs!

good luck finding the right one for u!
August 28, 2012 5:13 PM
My sentiment EXACTLY!!! I've found Power Crunch bars. Low carb, whey protein, good price. Only downside for me is the use of splenda. Still I eat them.
I'd like to get Dr Mercola's whey protein bars... mercola.com
August 28, 2012 5:27 PM
Bump, and thanks for the suggestions!
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