By now, most of us have heard about the benefits of eating protein for weight management. Protein helps you feel full and it’s great for keeping those muscles in check. But most importantly for many of us – a little protein snack can help us get through the day making good food choices.
Have you ever been so hungry in the afternoon between meals that you got home at dinnertime and ate everything in sight? We’ve all been there!
Protein bars are an easy solution to prevent that from happening. There are a lot of other great sources of lean protein out there, sure – but foods like chicken breast, eggs, and beans don’t work so well for on-the-go snacking. Protein bars are easy enough to take with you anywhere, but they are not all created equally.
First of all, even though I work here at Mr. Food, I’m not going to lie: I was skeptical about our new Grab ‘n’ Go Protein Bars when I first heard about them. I do the whole “small meals throughout the day” thing to keep my metabolism going and so I’ve tried just about every protein bar on the market.
The thing you have to be careful of with protein bars is that if they’re low in one ingredient, like sugar, they’re often extra-high in another, like fat maybe, to compensate for better taste. And then, speaking of taste, most of protein bars that have great stats across the board taste like cardboard. It can be tricky to find a protein bar that has good nutritional info stats and great taste.