Store bought protein bars can be loaded with sugar and other questionable ingredients. Many of them are disguised as healthy foods, but in fact are glorified candy bars.
All you have to do is turn them over and see the amount of sugar in them. To give you perspective, a Snickers bar has 20g of sugar and a Clif Bar has 22g of sugar!
In addition, many of the "zero calorie" protein bars include sugar alcohols for sweetness, which have been proven to cause gastric upset.
Other bars that are high protein and low carb are loaded with additives and chemicals that overtime can cause tons of very serious health issues including inflammation, allergies, skin issues and immune issues.
If you're in a time crunch and need something to grab and go, then check out our top picks for the healthiest protein bars.
If you have a little extra time, then check out these super simple and healthy protein bars that you can make yourself at home. You might never buy packaged bars again!
ALMOND HONEY PROTEIN BARSIngredients:
- 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (about 1/2 cup, or 60g)
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup almond butter (stirred well)
- ½ cup organic honey
- In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, combine all ingredients until well combined and smooth.
- Roll out dough onto a piece of parchment paper into a square or rectangle about 1/2″ thick.
- Slice into 8 equally sized bars (or 12, if you’d like them to be smaller).
- Wrap each bar in plastic wrap for an easy grab-and-go snack, or stack between layers of parchment paper.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!