In a perfect world, we’d all reach for whole, unprocessed, freshly-prepared foods to snack on throughout our busy days. For those times when you’re just too busy to sit down to a “real” meal, turn to protein and nutritional bars that are made with wholesome ingredients and offer enough protein and fiber to keep you going.
Check out some of our favorites that have received our customers’ stamp of approval time and time again. These bars use wholesome ingredients such as sprouted brown rice, pea protein, and whole foods like nuts and dates to offer lasting energy and nutrition to fuel your day.
The founders of Go Macro follow a macrobiotic, vegan diet. Their bars are USDA organic, gluten free certified, Non-GMO Project verified, vegan certified, and kosher certified. The bars never contain additives, preservatives, or chemical ingredients, nor do they contain refined sugars or flours. Available in a variety of flavors, all made with grains, nuts, seeds, plants, and natural sweeteners.
The team at Vega emphasizes taking small, incremental steps towards a whole, plant-based diet, rather than adopting an all-or-nothing mentality. Their protein and nutritional bars make an easy addition to any busy lifestyle. Vega products are certified vegan, gluten-free, non-gmo, and made without dairy, soy, and artificial flavors or sweeteners.
It doesn’t get more transparent than RX Bar’s labeling: see each bar’s ingredients boldly listed right on the front of the bar. Egg whites, nuts, and dates are the primary ingredients in these protein-focused grab-and-go snacks. No added sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives.
Discover certified organic, plant-based sport and weight-loss bars from Garden of Life. Both offer plenty of protein (mainly from US-grown peas) and prebiotic fiber. These bars are Non-GMO Project verified, certified vegan and gluten-free, and certified kosher. As a Certified B Corporation, Garden of Life meets the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance.
Called “the original superfood”, k’ul bars are energy bars, not candy bars! Dark chocolate bars filled with healthful ingredients like turmeric, coconut, maca root, and cranberries. Grab one for a healthy boost the next time you’re in need of a sweet pick-me-up – unlike other sweet treats, these won’t leave you crashing an hour later.
Known and loved for years, Larabar keeps it simple with clean ingredients like dates, nuts, and fruits. With their wide variety of flavors, there is a bar for everyone – children and adults alike. (Some can even stand in for an all-natural, gluten-free dessert option in place of more decadent treats!) Reach for one when you need an energy boost.
The ingredients that go into these bars are certified organic, gluten-free, and kosher, made in a solar-powered facility. The founder of Organic Food Bar, Dr. Jack J. Singh, says, “In the U.S., there seems to be an inverse relationship between medical advancements and preventable disease. We know more than ever yet we are in worse physical shape than ever. Much of that stems from an over-consumption of processed foods. That is why my heart rests with helping families eat in a more wholesome and practical way.” If you have to eat “processed” foods on-the-go, his bar is one of the least processed you can find.