The 5 Best Protein Bars With Low Sugar

By | December 5, 2014

Protein bars are a great snack option any time of the day.  They are a quick and easy way to provide nutrition when you are on the go, fuel up pre/post workout, tide you over between meals or satisfy late night cravings. Protein bars are also convenient and portable. You can easily carry them with you wherever you go, leave some at the office and/or at home.

However, many protein bars are so sweet that they taste literally like candy bars. You should read the labels and choose high quality protein bars that can support a healthy lifestyle.

Here are my top 3 selection of protein bars that are low in sugar and made from high quality protein:

1. Bhu Fit Bars

These are made from the best ingredients – freshest, organic (where possible),  non-GMO, whole food, fair trade and sustainable.

Bhu Fit bars are sweetened with monk fruit and natural sugars from tapioca fiber, shredded coconut, dried apples and dried cherries. Hence, each bar has 1g of sugars only!

Zero: soy, gluten, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols.

There are 3 types of protein bars to suit your dietary preference: vegan, primal and paleo.

Vegan Protein Bars

Protein source: organic pea protein
Flavours:

  • peanut butter & chocolate chip
  • apple chunk, cinnamon & nutmeg
  • dark chocolate, tart cherry & pistachio

Summary Of Nutrition Facts (varies by flavour)

Serving size: 45g
Calories: 200-210

Protein: 11-12g
Total carbs: 15g
- Fiber: 8-10g
- Sugars: 1g
Total Fat: 14g
- Saturated Fat: 2.5-4g

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Bhu Fit Vegan Protein Bar (Click image for more info)

Primal Grassfed Whey Protein Bars

Protein source: grass fed whey protein, hormone free
Flavours:

  • vanilla, almond & cashew
  • salted caramel & pecan
  • dark chocolate, coconut & almond

Summary Of Nutrition Facts (varies by flavour)

Serving size: 45g
Calories: 200-220

Protein: 13-15g
Total carbs: 10-14g
- Fiber: 8-9g
- Sugars: 1g
Total Fat: 13-17g
- Saturated Fat: 3-5g

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BHU Fit Primal Grassfed Whey Protein Bar (Click image fore more info)

Paleo Egg White Protein Bars

Protein source: egg whites
Flavour: double dark chocolate chip

Summary of nutrition facts

Serving size: 45g
Calories: 180

Protein: 14g
Total carbs: 15g
- Fiber: 10g
- Sugars: 1g
Total Fat: 11g
- Saturated Fat: 4g

2. Garden Of Life: Organic Fit Protein Bar

Organic Fit bars are a high protein snack to support your diet and exercise program. Here’s why…

Each bar provides:

  • 14g of plant based protein to build and refuel muscle
  • 225mg of organic Svetol green coffee bean extrct to help burn fat and boost metabolism
  • 13-14g of organic prebiotic fiber to help you feel fuller longer
  • 150mg of organic Ashwagandha to fight cravings

 

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ZERO: refined sugar, GMOs, gluten, soy, dairy, wheat, artificial additives and preservatives.

Summary of Nutrition Facts (varies by flavour)

Serving size: 1 bar (55g)
Calories: 190-200
Protein: 13-14g
Total Carbs: 26g
- Dietary Fiber 13-14g
- Sugars 1g
Total Fat: 7-8g

You can find Organic Fit bars here.

3. Oatmega Bar

Not only does this grass-fed whey bar contain 14g of high quality protein, it is also packed with a heart healthy dose of omega-3s (300mg EPA+DHA) from sustainable marine sources.

Oatmega bar provides superior nutrition without excessive sugar and calories.

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ZERO: gluten, refined sugar, sugar alcohol, artificial sweetener, GMOs, soy, wheat, artificial additives and preservatives.

Summary of Nutrition Facts (Wild Blueberry Crisp flavour)

Serving size: 1 bar (50g)
Calories: 190
Protein: 14g
Total Carbs: 21g
- Dietary Fiber 7g
- Sugars 5g
Total Fat 7g

4. Raw Rev Glo Bars

Raw Rev Glo is a new line of vegan protein bars from Raw Revolution.

These bars are made with raw superfoods. They provide 10-15g of easily digestible plant based proteins derived from organic brown rice, organic hemp and pea. In addition, they contain organic chia, almonds and organic flax seeds that are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals.

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Raw Rev Glo bars come in 5 flavours:

  • mixed nuts, caramel & sea salt
  • peanut butter, dark chocolate & sea salt
  • dark chocolate cashew & mint
  • creamy peanut butter & sea salt
  • crunchy peanut butter & sea salt

ZERO: dairy, gluten, sugar alcohols, refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, additives and preservatives.

Summary of Nutrition Facts:
(varies by flavour)

Each bar = 46g
Calories = 170-190
Total carb = 17-21g (Fiber 10-14g, Sugar 2-5g) 
Protein = 10-15g
Fat = 9-13g

Raw Rev Glo bars have great macronutrient ratios.  They are high in fiber and protein, with most carbs consisting of fiber. They are also remarkably low in sugar, with as little as 2g per bar for both flavours: creamy peanut butter & sea salt and crunchy peanut butter & sea salt bars.

5. Simply Protein Whey Bar

As the name implies, these bars are made with whey protein (isolate and concentrate), a complete protein source that is rapidly digested and absorbed. You get good quality protein without excessive carbs and sugar.

Each bar (40 g) provides 15 g of protein with only 2-4 g of sugar (depending on flavour).

ZERO: gluten, soy, preservative or artificial sweetener.
Vegetarian, kosher.

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Summary of Nutrition Facts:
(varies by flavour)

Each bar = 40 g
Calories = 130-150
Total carb = 15 g (Fiber 5-11 g, Sugar 2-4 g)
Protein = 15 g
Fat = 2-4 g

Although these protein bars are pricier than other bars (with inferior ingredients), you get what you pay for. Most protein bars are made with low quality protein, or loaded with sugar, sweeteners or crap fillers, that you might as well eat a candy/chocolate bar.

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What’s your favourite protein bar with low sugar? Let us know in the comment box below.

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