Saturday, May 17, 2014

Quest Bar Review

Anyone who knows me at all knows my obsession with protein bars.  I love them! I eat at LEAST one a day.  Being a vegetarian I sometimes struggle to get enough protein so bars are perfect for me.  Plus, they are easy and convenient! What's not to love?! I often get asked "What is your favorite kind of protein bar?" Easy answer - Quest Bars!
If you have never had a Quest Bar, you are really missing out!  There are so many fun flavors and all the ones I have tried so far have been amazing.  Strawberry Cheesecake, Apple Pie, Cinnamon Roll, Peanut Butter Supreme, Coconut Cashew, and Chocolate Peanut Butter just to name a few!!

My top two flavors are Chocolate Chunk and Cookie Dough.  
As you can see, I now buy them by the box.  

Actually, I usually buy them by the boxes...
I have to make sure I always have plenty to choose from! A shortage of Quest Bars cannot happen in my house! 

You may be thinking...What makes these bars so much better than all the other ones on the market? Well, for starters, they aren't full of crap! According to their website, they are diabetic friendly, gluten free, and have no added sugar.  The ingredients list is very short and you can actually understand it! Each bar has 20 grams of protein, only 5-10 grams of fat, 15+ grams of fiber, and only 2-6 grams net carbs which comes from nuts! 
 The nutrition facts vary a bit depending the bar, but are about 160-200 calories each.  

Just take a look at those chocolate chunks!!
The texture of these bars is perfect! They are soft and chewy, just the way I like them!

 Calling all Oreo lovers! Cookies and Cream!
There are actual pieces of cookies and big white chocolate chunks all through this bar!

Now of course you can just eat these bars right out of the wrapper and they are amazing.  Let's have a little more fun with them! Try sticking a White Chocolate Rasberry bar in the oven for about 8-10 minutes!
White chocolate chunks and raspberry bits.  It is like a giant cookie!! The chocolate gets all melty...All of the bars are great this way.

Don't feel like heating up the house by turning on the oven? Just stick a Chocolate Chunk bar in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.  
It is like eating warm gooey chocolate fudge!! The Cookie Dough bar is crazy good this way.  It's like eating raw cookie dough! This is my favorite way to enjoy Quest Bars :)

Feeling creative?? How about some peanut butter and Nutella cookie sandwiches?!
Oh yea...so simple too!

Just take a Peanut Butter and Jelly bar and cut into 4 pieces.
Microwave for about 10 seconds or until it gets soft.

Roll into balls.
Flatten them down a bit and place on cookie sheet.  Be sure to use a baking mat or parchment because they will stick. Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes.

You got yourself 4 little cookies! You can do this with any of the bars! 
You can enjoy them just as cookies...
Or you can add peanut butter and Nutella to make sandwiches!
Want to have some more fun with these versatile bars?? Take a Cinnamon Roll bar and microwave for about 8 seconds.
Flatten it out like a long pancake...
Mix together some nonfat greek yogurt and a little sweetener and spread it on top.
Roll it up!
You could eat it just like this...but I am baking this guy...into the oven at 350 for about 12-15 minutes.
WHAT?! It's like a giant cinnamon roll with cream filling! 
It is warm, soft, gooey, sweet, and simply delicious!!!!

Had to take a bite while it was still warm!
Oh my goodness!! Heavenly! 

I almost always pack one of these bars in my lunchbox for work.
Who am I kidding...I usually pack 2! Sometimes because I just can't decide which flavor to eat and sometimes because I know I am going to want more than one! 

Perfect road trip snack!
Hope for a sunny day because then you can warm it up on the dashboard!! 

So there ya have it!!! By far some of the best protein bars out there.  You can eat them right out of the wrapper, bake them, microwave them, broil them, or turn them into super fun treats!!
Check out their blog for more creative ways to eat them!  You can find these bars at specialty stores like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe or order them here.  So what are you waiting for?! Go get some right now! You will not be disappointed :)

13 comments:

  1. I love quest bars but they hurt my stomach i had to stop eating them...

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    1. Ah so sorry to hear that!! I can't get enough!

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  2. Thanks for sharing your experience,My personal favorite Quest Bars are Quest Nutrition Quest Bars

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  3. I love quest bars too. AWESOME BLOG POST :) check out my review at obesesiucantsquat.blogspot.com

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  4. omg and this post was posted on my birthday, 17th may!

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  5. You can get them cheaper than that Kim. I found for 21.78 dollars at iherb with the coupon i found here https://www.facebook.com/quest.bar.coupon.tips pretty good deal if you ask me.

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  6. Hi Kim! I just came across your blog when I google searched if I could microwave quest bars. When I microwave the brownie flavor for just 10 sec it comes out warm and gooey. But when I just microwaved the chocolate chunk flavor it did not, and remained in it's original form even after much longer. I was wondering if you ever had this problem or maybe I just got a fluke bar and should try again. I know this post was a long time ago but thought I'd try to get in touch with you!

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    1. Some of the bars do microwave differently. The Cookie Dough and Double Chocolate Chunk don't puff up as much, but are still very yummy all warm and gooey!

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    2. Ok glad it's not user error. Thank you for your reply!

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  7. they do cause constipation. Not sure if its just me.

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  8. Woah this is eating Quest 2.0! Great post :)

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