Protein Bar Recommendations
We get asked a lot if there are protein bars that we recommend, so we have put together a list. (Note: We do not get any money from any of these companies, except for the Standard Process bars that we sell directly to our clients.)
The Standard Process protein bars we recommend are Cocoa Crisp, Peanut Butter, and Cocoa Cherry. We carry these and can ship them with your supplement orders. They are our favorite brand of protein bars as far as quality of ingredients, but they are not sweet at all. They are not like some of the candy-bar type protein bars that are out there. You can read their ingredients here: Cocoa Crisp (2g of sugar), Peanut Butter (2g of sugar) and Cocoa Cherry (2g of sugar).
Below are all low-sugar protein bars that you can find online or even at local stores. Some of the companies have better ingredients than others, but we provide all of them as options so you can find something that works for you, even if you have allergies. They use a variety of sweeteners including prebiotic fiber, monk fruit and sugar alcohols (Erythritol, Xylitol, etc) and a variety of proteins:
Atlas Bar – Available on Amazon and elsewhere (3g of sugar) Grass-Fed Whey!
Zenwise Health, Keto Crave Energy Bar – Available on Amazon and elsewhere (2g of sugar) Grass-Fed Whey!
Raw Rev Creamy Peanut Butter (2g of sugar)
Raw Rev Crunchy Peanut Butter (2g of sugar)
Raw Rev Peanut Butter and Chocolate (3g of sugar) The only thing I don’t like about this is the soy.
Paleo by Julian Bakery (use a variety of sweeteners and proteins, depending on the bar you choose)
Dr. Mercola Pro Puff Protein Bars – Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Almond
Simply Whey Protein Bars (between 2-4g of sugar)
Bulletproof – All have Grass-Fed Collagen! Vanilla Shortbread, Lemon Cookie and Fudge Brownie
Stoka Almonds Bars – Coco Almond and Vanilla Almond (sweetened with erythritol, inulin and stevia)
Note: We used to recommend Quest Bars, but they have changed their ingredients and now include some GMO and other low-quality ingredients, so are not as good as before.
Other Protein-Snack Options: There are also a lot of good meat-based protein snacks on the market as well. It’s preferred to have organic, grass-fed or pasture-raised products, and low sugar, so always read the grams of sugar and make sure you select something that has less than 5g of sugar per bar or serving. For instance, Epic makes a lot of great options (https://epicbar.com/products), but some do have more sugar than we recommend, so check those as well.