Best Tasting Protein Bar For A Healthy Snack

Have you been searching for the best tasting protein bars for a healthy snack?  Whether your quest is weight loss or to just start eating healthier in general, then you must read this.  As you may already be aware there are many varieties of protein bars to choose from.  What you may not know is that they are not all created equally, not even close.

Types of Protein Bars

There are actually two classes of protein snack bars to look at, depending on what your goals are.  If you are looking mainly for a healthy snack that has protein as part of your diet and weight loss plan, then you can find what you are looking for at a general grocery store.  If you are looking for more of a meal replacement or enhancement in addition to doing some body building, then you can more likely find what you are looking for at a health food store or local gym. 

It would take pages and pages to list all protein bars available so this list will include the top two best tasting protein bars for healthy snacks that are most widely available, not the protein bars that are more for meal replacement and body building.

Clif Bars®

The best overall protein snack bar in terms of health and taste is the Clif Builders Chocolate flavor bar.

 The top five ingredients listed are:

  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Chicory Syrup
  • Organic Brown Rice Syrup
  • Organic Evaporated Cane Juice 
  • Palm Kernel Oil

This bar has 270 Calories, 70 from fat. 

The positives are that it has 20 grams of protein per bar and 8 grams of fat.  The negatives are that it contains 20 grams of sugar and only 4 grams of fiber. 

It does come in a variety of other flavors also, including a specific bar for kids, which can make it fun and easy to introduce your children to healthy snacking too.

Luna Bars®

The Luna Bar Chocolate Raspberry flavor was a very close second. 

The first five ingredients are:

  • LunaPro (Cocoa Soy Rice Crisp [Soy Protein Isolate, Organic Rice Flour, Alkalized Cocoa], Organic Soy Protein, Organic Flaxmeal)
  • Organic Brown Rice Syrup
  • Organic Coating (Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Palm Kernel Oil, Organic Cocoa, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla)
  • Organic Evaporated Cane Juice
  • Inulin (Chicory Extract)

This Luna Bar has 170 calories, 45 fat calories. 

The positives of this protein bar are that it has relatively low calories and only 13 grams of sugar.  The negative is that it only contains 8 grams of protein.

Luna Bars come in other flavors as well and are just as yummy. High levels of protein and fiber are what you want to be looking at.


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  • Mark

    I think you missed the biggest newcomer to the market. QuestBar is the best tasting bar by far and has MUCH better ingredients than the ones you have highlighted.