As a mom, I love having snack bars on hand for when life gets busy and the kids and I are on the go, which is most of the time! Since my kids are always telling me they are hungry, I like the option of a protein bar to fill their bellies and give them some lasting energy. And, let’s face it, I need the energy, too! But I am also aware that a lot of the bars on the market are essentially candy bars, filled with fat and sugar. Protein bars are appealing, both for busy folks and for those trying to lose weight, but finding options that are healthy and filling as well as tasty can be a bit overwhelming.
I had the chance to ask Jennifer Christman, RDN, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager with Medifast for some advice when shopping for protein bars. She offered some great general guidelines and we were also able to carefully look at the labels for 10 popular protein bars. Hopefully this guide can empower you to make healthier choices when you hit the protein bar aisle at the store!