Protein Bars

When you’re busy and need to reach for a healthy snack, consider these protein-packed bars. They’re not only healthy for you, but they also taste really good. Sometimes protein bars or low-carb snack foods will advertise “net carbs” on their labels, but use caution. All carbohydrates increase blood glucose, and you need to factor the total carbohydrates into your snacking decisions.

KIND Fruit & Nut Bars are a combination of sweet and chewy all-natural ingredients. With 5 grams of protein, 20 grams of total carbohydrates, and 11 grams of sugar, these bars are great to reach for in a pinch.

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Nature Valley Chewy Protein Bars contain 10 grams of protein and 14 grams of carbohydrates. The bars come in a variety of flavors, including peanut butter, almond, and dark chocolate. General Mills makes this high-protein bar that is available in most super markets so you don’t have to travel to the specialty health food store.

Think Thin Bars offer a powerful protein boost with 20 grams as well as 23 grams of total carbohydrates. These bars are not only gluten free but meet kosher requirements. The delicious bars come in several flavors like chunky peanut butter, maple almond, and lemon delight.

Tracy Anderson Clear organic bars provide protein, natural sugars, and a lot of fiber in one snack. The Vanilla Toffee Crunch bars provide 15 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber, and 21 grams of total carbohydrate. Tracy Anderson, a trainer to the stars, introduced the line of bars and shakes, which have been available at Target stores since last year.