Product Review: RXBAR Real Food Protein Bar

In a world where snack bars, meal-replacement bars and protein bars line grocery store shelves, it can be hard to get excited about another one that’s entered the “bar” scene. Snack and meal-replacement bars are appealing in that they’re easy and convenient. And some bars practically promise to help you shed pounds[1], lower blood sugars[2], and build muscle. But many of these bars fail to deliver on flavor, and the long list of unpronounceable ingredients may leave you feeling doubtful if they’re even a real food.

If you’re still searching for a snack bar with a decent amount of protein, it’s time to give RXBARs a try. RXBARs are whole-food protein bars. As the saying goes, what you see is what you get. This bar literally wears its heart — well, actually, its ingredients — on its sleeve. In other words, all of the ingredients in the bar are listed right on the front of the wrapper.

As one example, the Peanut Butter Chocolate bar is gluten-free[3], dairy-free and soy-free. It’s also free of GMOs, fillers, artificial flavors and preservatives. Makes you wonder what’s in it. How do egg whites, peanuts, dates, chocolate and cocoa grab you? RXBARs weigh in at 210 calories, about 23 grams of carb and 12 grams of protein, making these a delicious, nutritious choice for a snack or small meal. There are plenty of other flavors to choose from, too. Now this is a bar worthy of sinking your teeth into!

Want to learn more about eating well with diabetes? Read “Improving Your Recipes: One Step at a Time,”[4] “Top Tips for Healthier Eating”[5] and “Cooking With Herbs and Spices.”[6]

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Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.

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