For the thousands of sufferers out there who are either gluten intolerant or have a hard time digesting wheat, there is a protein bar out there for you. The Comfort Bar, sold online exclusively on Oaks at Ojai and in limited retail locations in the U.S., packs 15 grams of protein and five grams of fiber into every bar. There are no corn syrups, trans fats, artificial flavors or sweeteners, which is important as a protein bar with a list of junk ingredients is not what we would call a healthy snack.
Our recommendation when looking at protein bars is to look at the ingredient list to make sure it doesn’t contain any unhealthy ingredients and make sure it has at least 10 grams of protein and less than 10 grams of sugar.
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In a hurry and need something quick, why not grab a protein bar? Honestly, I am totally against protein bars due to the fact that they are processed and loaded with sugar and fat. They are candy bars in disguise!! Grab one and check the nutrition label. For example, a chocolate MET-Rx bar consists of 320 calories, 8 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 11 grams of sugar, 34 grams of protein, and 29 grams of carbs. A chocolate PowerBar contains 360 calories, 11 grams of fat, 4.5 grams of saturated fat, 30 grams of sugar, 30 grams of protein, and 33 grams of carbs. If you ask me, I’ll just settle for a grilled chicken breast or two.
Tips For A Quick And Healthy Post-Workout Snack:
- Grill several chicken breasts at one time and refrigerate them until needed.
- Grab a can or package of tuna; high in protein and easy to consume.
- Boil eggs and refrigerate the egg whites. Save time and cook along with the chicken breasts.