While we know we should be getting our protein from whole food sources like chicken, steak, lentils or even nutritional yeast, sometimes (let’s face it) we’re just too damn busy. Those times, we turn to protein bars. But all bars are not created equal: Many of the options on grocery-store shelves are nothing more than glorified candy bars. (Yikes.) That’s why we combed through ingredient lists and nutritional information to find the healthiest protein bars on the market right now. First, we looked at the ingredient lists: The more ingredients we couldn’t pronounce, the less chance a bar had of being up to our standards. Nutrition-wise, we stuck to these guidelines:
- At least 8 grams of protein
- No more than 14 grams of sugar
- At least 3 grams of fiber
From there, we determined that these 15 bars are your best bet if you’re looking for a quick protein fix. Oh, and did we mention you can order them all on Amazon?