Thursday, June 6, 2013

Protein Bar Obsession

I will admit it...I have a bit of an obsession/addiction to protein bars! In the craziness of my ED they were about the only substantial thing I ate. Now I am learning how to incorporate them into a healthier diet. 

They are just so convenient. And there are SO many different flavors and sizes! I am a vegetarian so they are an excellent protein source for me. I usually have one for breakfast with a piece of fruit, or as a post workout snack.

I thought it would be fun to share some of the ones I have tried recently. Favorite ones and not so favorite ones! As you will notice, I love trying allll different kinds. Anytime I find a flavor I haven't tried yet, i must buy it!

This is one of my all time favorites! I look for them on sale and stock up. I love the salty and sweet combo.

You may already know that I love chocolate and coconut. This bar could be used as dessert. It is that tasty!

Saw this new flavor so of course I had to buy and try it. Yum! Cinnamon, raisins, walnuts, just like real carrot cake.

Who doesn't love cookie dough!? This is my favorite of the luna protein bars. Soft and chewy.

When I saw the flavor of this bar I knew it would be good! Peanut butter! Nuff said! Reminded me of the inside part of a recees peanut butter cup.

This is probably up there in the top 2. I think it tastes just like a Samoa girl scout cookie! Like dessert for breakfast.

This was another newbie for me. I never like neapolitan ice cream as a kid. I only ate the vanilla part! But this was surprisingly tasty. You could really taste the vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.

Anytime I see a s'mores flavored one I always buy and try. This is the best s'more. Hands down! It's got the chocolate, graham cracker crunch, and chewy marshmellow. No fire needed!

This is a BIG one! About 320 calories and 30grams of protein. I usually don't eat ones this big, but if I am doing an extra intense workout, or even as part of a lunh, it's great. Tastes de-lish! Very peanut buttery!

I would not buy this one again. Very artificial lemony tasting. Reminded me of some kind of cleaning product. Ick!

I figured this would have to be good...chocolate and coconut! Eh... Not that great. It had big almond chunks that just didn't seem to fit. Not awful but wont be buying it again.

I usually really like this brand. I like the textute of this one, soft and chewy. The flavor was a little too fake chocolatey for me. 

Well those are some recent bar eats. Since I eat at least one almost every day, I am sure I will be doing another similar post in the future.

Do you eat protein bars on a regular basis?

What is your favorite brand or flavor?

What is the worst one you have tried?

12 comments:

  1. I've never been a big protein bar person. I got into the Clif bars for breakfast for a while but they got boring. Ill stick with my waffles and Nutella!!

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    1. Clif bars boring?! You crazy! Ha, nutella is tasty though!!

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  2. I LOVE bars. They are so easy and convenient. I do try to snag ones that aren't crazy high in sugar, but most of them are pretty sugary. I go with classic Clif bars, Clif mojo bars, Clif builder bars (sensing a pattern? These are all dairy free haha) I also love NuGo bars!! SO GOOD! I have been eating a bar every morning before my breakfast for the past few weeks. YUM!

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    1. Nugo and clif are by far the best brands!

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  3. So much goodness here - I love protein bars too. My favorites are Balance Bars. I haven't tried some of these you listed though. There were quite a few disgusting ones I've tried too but I don't really remember what they were... if I went into GNC I could show you but yeah, I'm obviously not there right now haha. And a weird thing is that I have NO idea if I tried the NuGo bars before. I see them in stores and I just can't remember if I have tried them or not. So weird.

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    1. I like going into GNC and just buying some random ones. They have so many to choose from. I have tried some pretty awful ones though!

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  4. I don't eat them too regularly... but I do LOVE Luna bars, Clif bars, and sometimes Lara bars!

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    1. I have never tried a lara bar! I always see them and think about buying... I need to just try them!

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  5. Where are you buying all these delicious bars?

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    1. Mostly at giant eagle. They have a really good selection!

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  6. Have you had Zing chocolate coconut bars? A bit pricey but quite yummy, might be right up your alley. I like some of the Larabars too.

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    1. I have not even heard of Zing? I will have to keep an eye out for them. If it is chocolate and coconut I am sure it is tasty. Thanks!

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