My top pick of healthy snack bars16:00
BOUNCE ENERGY BALLS(click to buy)
Bounce Balls are a relatively new product and come in a bitebized ball with 6 different flavours to choose from. Each ball is really high in lots of nutrients - not just protein - whether it's vitamin E, magnesium or fibre and contains naturally occurring ingredients and super foods such as carob, cacao nibs and spirulina to name a few.
Each flavour ranges between 3g and 10g of protein, around 160-200 calories and contains no trans fat. They're all gluten free, too. I love these and can't get enough of the Coconut & Macadamia flavour which tastes like a cross between cake and coconut macaroon - so satisfying as a post-work out snack!
QUEST BARS(click to buy)
Oh my. I have been dying to get my hands on some Quest Bars for a long time, and was so happy to find that a local store (Sports Food in Glasgow, for those locally) stocked them as my usual online shop, Protein Pix and Mix was out of stock.
Quest Bars feel like the ultimate treat, especially when heated up in the oven until they're warm and cookie-like. At around 170 calories each, with only 4g of carbs and a whopping 20g of protein I seriously wish these were more readily available in the UK as they'd be great to grab to re-fuel on the go! The flavours are insanely good too with Peanut Butter Supreme (oh come on, I couldn't not love the PB one!), Strawberry Cheesecake and Cookies & Cream being my favourites.
NAKD BARS(click to buy)
Similar to quest bars, but without the hefty USA import price tag these Nakd Bars make a good cookie/cake substitute when heated. The flavours are not as exciting, and they don't pack in nearly as much protein but they taste great nonetheless.
I find that I can't eat them too often as its easy to get sickened of the chewy texture and that they're not quite sweet enough for me sometimes but being available in most supermarkets and even some corner shops, these are usually my snack of choice if I'm out and about!
MERIDIAN PEANUT AND ALMOND BARS(click to buy)
Being a big fan of their all natural nut butters, it's no surprise that these snack bars from Meridian are one of my favourites. I'm not such a big fan of their Almond Butter bar (it doesn't have much taste, I find) but the Peanut Butter bar blows my mind every time I eat it. Seriously, so tasty!
At under 200 calories and 8g of protein these don't give as much protein as other bars but they make my sweet toothe day every time I have one and they keep me feeling full between meals.