So you forgot to pack your snack and now you’re feeling the hunger coming on strong. The quickest option is to run to the store down the street to get in a little something before you reach for the office candy bowl. While here at PHASE IV, we always recommend eating whole foods (foods that are not processed or packaged) – fresh fruit and nuts, hummus and veggies, sprouted grain toast with avocado or nutbutter, Greek yogurt and fruit – we understand that sometimes you just need to grab something quick. In these cases, a protein bar filled with the right ingredients can be a good option to keep you satiated, energized and focused. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Healthiest Protein Bars. All of these bars are made with real ingredients, are relatively low in sugar and pack a good dose of clean protein. 22 Days Organic Protein Bar 4g Sugar / 15g Protein We love this bar because it’s low in sugar (4-5g), high in protein (15g) and 100% plant-based and organic. In addition these bars free of are GMOs, gluten and soy, which can all cause digestive discomfort and allergic reactions to those that are sensitive to the ingredients. thinkThin Protein Nut Bar 8g Sugar / 9g Protein While most of the other thinkThin bars have sugar alcohols which can cause digestive issues, this bar doesn’t and is filled with real ingredients and only 8 grams of sugar. Health Warrior Superfood Protein Bars 8g Sugar / 11g Protein Health Warrior bars have some of the cleanest ingredients around. They are dairy free, gluten free, GMO free, soy free and lower in sugar compared to most other bars on the market. Health Warrior Pumpkinseed Bars 7g Sugar / 8g Protein The Health Warrior Cinnamon Spike Pumpkinseed Bar is made of Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Wildflower Honey, Milled Quinoa, Cinnamon, Ginger, Coconut Oil, Allspice, Sea Salt – that’s it and that’s why we love it. Real food. Real healthy. KIND Strong Honey Mustard Bar 6g Sugar / 10g Protein While most of the other KIND bars contain common allergens like peanuts and soy, this bar doesn’t and we love it because it’s low and sugar while providing a sweet and salty mix of protein goodness. RX Bar 15g Sugar / 12g Protein Although higher in sugar than the other bars we’ve mentioned, the sugar in RX Bars comes from dates, so with that a good dose of fiber to slow down its absorption. In addition, the ingredients on the front of the label are the ONLY ingredients in the bar so you know you’re getting simple and delicious nutrition your body can digest and assimilate easily. Go Macro Organic Vegan Protein Bar 11g Sugar / 12g Protein These dense and chewy protein bars are made from organic vegan ingredients and are non-GMO and soy free as well. They taste delicious and will satiate your hunger pangs. While these are higher in carbohydrates than some of the other bars we’ve mentioned, this would be an ideal post-workout snack when your body requires more carbs to support muscle recovery. Rise Bar – Lemon Cashew 12g Sugar / 15g Protein Cashews, coconut nectar, pea protein and lemon extract. Nothing more, nothing less. Most of the ingredients are organic as well. This Rise Bar is vegan and packs a full 15g of protein! ALOHA Organic Protein Bars 13g Sugar / 14g Protein ALOHA Protein Bars are organic, non-GMO and plant-based. They are a great source of protein (14g great!), iron, magnesium, and fiber, with no questionable additives. Amazing Grass Protein Superfood – Plant-Based Protein Bar 14g Sugar / 12g protein Made with 12 grams of plant-based protein and the highest quality farm-fresh greens, fruits, veggies, and nuts harvested at peak nutrition, this bar takes nutrition to another level. Each bar is loaded with 7 alkalizing greens, creamy nut butter and nutrient-dense superfoods. Looking for more guidance on what foods you should eat and how much to meet your goals? Schedule a complimentary consultation with a PHASE IV staff member today! We’d love to show you around and help you figure out the best approach to feel healthier and more fit!