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20 Healthy Protein Bar Recipes So Good It Feels Wrong

20 Healthy Protein Bar Recipes So Good It Feels Wrong

If you like to make delicious on-the-go snacks, you’ll love these healthy protein bar recipes.


Generally speaking, store-bought protein bars suck for a few reasons:

  • They’re often full of artificial sweeteners, fillers, and other chemicals
  • They almost always contain blends of low-quality oils and protein powders
  • They usually taste like crap

Homemade protein bars on the other hand…they can be amazing. They’re easy to make, can taste like a dessert while being quite nutritious, and they don’t make much of a caloric dent in your meal planning.

These protein bar recipes work for pre-workout and post-workout nutrition, or just for adding a little taste and variety to your daily routing.


Almond Butter Protein Fudge

almond butter protein bars Picture courtesy of Running with Spoons

These protein bars are so rich and moist, they’re an awesome dessert that doesn’t feel like a sacrifice.

The drizzle of chocolate is just enough to satisfy cravings, and the almond protein fudge itself is so good it’s not like the chocolate is trying to trick you into eating health food. And unlike most protein desserts, these come in small pieces of fudge, encouraging you to slowly savor them instead of wolfing down the whole serving in a couple bites.

Serves 12


2 scoops WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

2 Tbsp. coconut flour

1/2 cup creamy almond butter

4 Tbsp. coconut oil

2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

2 Tbsp. chocolate chips, for melting

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 138

Protein: 7 grams

Carbs: 6 grams

Fat: 11 grams





Rocky Road Protein Bar

rocky road protein bar Picture courtesy of Fitness Treats

If you want to make sweet, chewy protein bars in a variety of Quest-like flavors, there’s just one secret ingredient you need.

VitaFiber syrup is slightly sweet, but it’s actually a soluble fiber that adds very few calories. It helps bind together your favorite protein powder with any mix-ins you enjoy to make a customized protein bar.

Serves 1


1/4 cup WHEY+ chocolate protein isolate

2 Tbsp. VitaFiber syrup

1 Tbsp. crushed walnuts

1 Tbsp. cocoa powder

1 Tbsp. mini marshmallows

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 246

Protein: 29 grams

Carbs: 38 grams

Fat: 6 grams





Cookies & Cream Protein Bars

cookies and cream protein bars Picture courtesy of Chef This Up

Forget about manufactured blandness, and make a homemade candy bar with way fewer ingredients, yet more protein.

These have a base of coconut butter and cashew butter, so they’re every bit as rich as most desserts. Real chocolate chunks also add to the indulgent flavor. But there’s minimal sugar – less than 10 grams – and a little protein powder for good measure.

Serves 6


3/4 cup coconut butter, softened

1 1/2 Tbsp. cashew butter

2 Tbsp. pure honey

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 scoops WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

3 Tbsp. dark chocolate chunks

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 273

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 17 grams

Fat: 15 grams





Strawberry Coconut Protein Bars

strawberry protein bars Picture courtesy of Chocolate Chilli Mango

Whole fruit can really send a protein bar over the top, but the fresh kind isn’t always practical for portable treats.

That’s why this recipe uses dehydrated strawberries instead, mixed with shredded coconut. What you’ll end up with is a cross between a Mounds bar and a chocolate-covered strawberry – but with the macros of a paleo protein bar.

Serves 4


2 1/2 cups freeze-dried strawberries

3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

2.75 oz. dark chocolate

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 324

Protein: 17 grams

Carbs: 21 grams

Fat: 19 grams





Raspberry Chocolate Granola Bars

Raspberry Chocolate protein bar Picture courtesy of Yummy Healthy Easy

These won’t win any awards for being high in protein, but there’s enough to be a good snack, the kind you wolf down as a second breakfast in transit or at your desk.

At only 200 calories per bar, these granola bars can fit into any other part of your day too. And they have a great balance of macros to refuel you before, during, or after an intense workout.

Serves 8


1/2 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)

1/3 cup pure honey

1 cup instant rolled oats

1 scoop WHEY+ chocolate protein isolate

1/4 cup flaxseed

1/2 cup raspberries

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 199

Protein: 10 grams

Carbs: 20 grams

Fat: 10 grams





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Cherry Vanilla Protein Bars

vanilla protein bars Picture courtesy of Hummusapien

These look a lot like cookies, but they’re actually no-bake protein bars that taste like oatmeal cookies.

You can even replace the cherries with raisins – or any kind of dried fruit – although it’s hard to top the original version of this nutrient-dense, low-calorie snack. But keep in mind that like most raw protein bars, these should be stored in the fridge or freezer.

Serves 10


1 cup old-fashioned oats

1/3 cup ground flaxseed

1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

3 scoops vanilla brown rice protein powder

1/2 cup almond butter

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1 Tbsp. almond milk

1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

1/3 cup dried cherries

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 234

Protein: 12 grams

Carbs: 21 grams

Fat: 12 grams





Crispy Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bars

peanut butter protein bars Picture courtesy of 12-Minute Athlete

These crispy peanut butter bars are a great alternative to eating a Snickers, Milky Way, or Hundred Grand. It’s just as good with crisped rice and crunchy peanut butter, but there’s also a bit of chocolate protein powder.

To further lighten this up, the bars are only partially dipped in chocolate. And the use of PB2 adds extra peanutty flavor with less fat.

Serves 4


1/2 cup crisp brown rice cereal

1/4 cup rolled oats

1 scoop WHEY+ chocolate protein isolate

1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter

2 Tbsp. pure honey

2 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut milk

2 Tbsp. PB2

1/8 tsp. fine sea salt

1 oz. dark chocolate

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 240

Protein: 11 grams

Carbs: 22 grams

Fat: 14 grams





PB Protein Brownies

protein-bar-recipes Picture courtesy of Fit Foodie Finds

Brownies are the ultimate bar, by far the most popular but also typically one of the least nutritious.

The secret to making these as healthy as they are chocolaty is chickpeas. You won’t taste them, but they’ll impart a soft, fudgy texture.

Serves 10



6 oz. dark chocolate, chopped (1 cup chocolate chips)

1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

2 eggs

2 Tbsp. cocoa powder

2 Tbsp. natural reduced-fat peanut butter

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 scoop unflavored whey protein


1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. egg whites

1 tsp. vanilla

2 Tbsp. natural reduced-fat peanut butter

1 scoop unflavored whey protein

1 tsp. honey

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 292

Protein: 14 grams

Carbs: 39 grams

Fat: 11 grams





 Almond Joy Protein Bar

almon joy protein bar Picture courtesy of Real Energy Food

Protein bars get a bad rap for being too close to candy bars – as if that’s a bad thing!

When you get a craving for chocolate-covered candy, like a tasty Almond Joy, it’s definitely an upgrade to have a homemade version spiked with your favorite protein powder. And really, this one is a lot like the original candy aside from the protein, so making these is a win-win.

Serves 6


3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

2 scoops WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

2 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted

1/5 cup almond butter

2 Tbsp. agave syrup

18 whole almonds

2 oz. dark chocolate, melted

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 294

Protei6: 13 grams

Carbs: 10 grams

Fat: 21 grams





Chocolate Mint Protein Bars

Mint Chocolate Protein Bars Picture courtesy of The Healthy Maven

These protein bars use the same base as Larabars: dates and nuts. But you need something to tone down the stickiness, like protein powder. It just takes a few more ingredients to bring these simple bars together.

Put it all in the food processor, and press it into a square pan. Start to finish, the steps only take a few minutes.

Serves 12


1 cup dates

1/2 cup cashews

1/2 cup almonds

3/4 cup WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. peppermint extract

2–3 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk

1/2 tsp. sea salt

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 131

Protein: 9 grams

Carbs: 15 grams

Fat: 5 grams





No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars

no bake protein bars Picture courtesy of Darabee

Not all protein bars have to act like baked goods. These have similar ingredients – oatmeal, peanut butter, coconut milk, and protein powder – but there’s no need to turn on the oven. Mix it all together, flatten it into a dish, and leave them in the fridge to set.

These granola protein bars couldn’t be easier to make, and they taste like peanut butter oatmeal. And if you want leaner macros, you can make them with coconut milk instead of cream.

Serves 16


4 1/2 cups quick rolled oats

1 1/3 cups peanut butter

1 cup coconut cream

5 scoops whey vanilla protein powder

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 290

Protein: 16 grams

Carbs: 22 grams

Fat: 16 grams





Tropical Quinoa Protein Bars

quinoa protein bars Picture courtesy of Food Faith Fitness

These appear to be granola bars, but don’t be fooled by looks alone. They’re actually superfood protein bars packed with quinoa, chickpeas, and protein powder. But thankfully that’s not the end to the list of nutritious ingredients.

These are chewy granola bars for grown-ups, packaging the flavor of a tropical dessert with wholesome ingredients.

Serves 12


1/4 cup macadamia nuts, finely chopped

1/4 cup quinoa, uncooked

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/3 cup reduced-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/3 cup dried pineapple, finely chopped

1 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Zest of 1 large lime

1/3 cup pure honey

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

1 large egg white

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 114

Protein: 4 grams

Carbs: 15 grams

Fat: 5 grams





Matcha Green Tea Fudge Bars

healthy-protein-bar-recipe Picture courtesy of Desserts with Benefits

These vegan protein bars are simple to make and taste amazing. Feel free to use whey protein or casein if you’d prefer either.

Serves 10


1/3 cup roasted almond butter

1 1/8 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp. stevia extract

Zest of one lemon

8 scoops vanilla brown rice protein powder

1/2 cup oat flour

4 tsp. matcha powder

2 to 4 oz. dark chocolate (optional)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving, chocolate not included)

Calories: 130

Protein: 15 grams

Carbs: 9 grams

Fat: 5 grams





Chewy Superfood Hemp Protein Bars

hemp protein bars Picture courtesy of Nutrition Stripped

When you want to mix up your protein sources, hemp is a great alternative that’s often overlooked. It gets a bad rap because, while the calories in whey isolate are 90% protein (or more!), hemp protein powder contains about 50% protein.

Yet that’s far from a bad thing when you consider what’s in the other half of that scoop. Over a quarter of the nutrients are fiber, and you’re also getting both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

Serves 12


1 1/2 cups chocolate hemp protein powder

1/2 cup hemp hearts, shelled

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup walnuts, ground into coarse flour

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup chia seeds, ground

1/4 cup dried mulberries

2 Tbsp. cacao nibs (optional)

2 Tbsp. spirulina powder

1/4 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt

1 1/2 cups dates (about 20 pitted)

1/2 cup dried tart cherries

5 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted

1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. almond butter

1/4–1/2 cup water

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 352

Protein: 12 grams

Carbs: 40 grams

Fat: 19 grams





Warrior’s Peanut Butter Protein Bars

paleo peanut butter protein bars Picture courtesy of Iron Raspberry

When you’re eating to bulk, you should be increasing calories by a moderate amount, say about 10% (the amount depends on where you’re at and what your goals are). So you might get an extra snack, or slightly larger portions, but that doesn’t mean you want to go overboard on fats.

With oats and dates, this is a good protein bar for when you can handle more calories and could use pre-workout fuel.

Serves 10


2 2/3 cups rolled oats

2 1/2 cups Medjool dates

5 1/3 scoops WHEY+ chocolate protein isolate

6 Tbsp. pure honey

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 heaping Tbsp. peanut butter

1/4 cup peanuts

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 380

Protein: 21 grams

Carbs: 62 grams

Fat: 7 grams





Chocolate Banana Bread Protein Bars

banana bread protein bar Picture courtesy of Oh She Glows

If you need a protein bar to fuel your workout or to take on a long endurance training session, this quinoa bar is perfect.

You can get as creative as you ant with these, too, by swapping ingredients out or adding your favorites to the mix. Try replacing dates with figs, or tossing in a handful of pumpkin seeds, coconut or chocolate chips.

Serves 10


2/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats

1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats, ground into flour

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

3 tbsp chia seeds

3 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt

3/4 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 small-medium)

1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter

1/4 cup coconut nectar syrup (or brown rice syrup)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 263

Protein: 7 grams

Carbs: 28 grams

Fat: 15 grams





Fudge Brownie Chocolate Protein Bars

fudge protein bars Picture courtesy of  Chocolate Covered Katie

Traditionally, fudge is made from chocolate, butter, and everything nice. Well, minus the not-so-nice sugar, calories, and fat. That excludes them from meal plans unless you sub in black beans as a replacement. That will drastically cut down the calories while sneaking in some vitamins and minerals.

Serves 8


1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well)

3 tbsp dutch or regular cocoa powder (15g)

7 tbsp chocolate protein powder

scant 1/4 tsp salt

1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave or honey

pinch pure stevia, or 2 tbsp sugar of choice

3 1/2 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil

1 tbsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/3 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 129

Protein: 7 grams

Carbs: 16 grams

Fat: 4 grams





Lemon Chia Seed Protein Bars

lemon protein bar recipe Picture courtesy of FitOverFat

These light, zesty bars are a welcome change from all the chocolate and nut butter protein bars out there.

Serves 8


Cooking oil spray

1 1/3 cups white whole wheat flour (or gluten free flour)

2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder

1 cup Splenda granulated or 2/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

2 teaspoons baking powder½ teaspoon baking


½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1½ cups nonfat plain Greek yogurt

¾ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 tablespoon canola or macadamia nut oil

2 ½ teaspoons lemon extract

2 eggs

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 125

Protein: 10 grams

Carbs: 15 grams

Fat: 3 grams





Candied Ginger Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake protein bar Picture courtesy of The Healthy Foodie

With 13 grams of fat per serving, these aren’t the most macronutrient-friendly…but what they are is an incredibly delicious way to intake a lot of protein for dessert.

This isn’t a recipe where you can throw everything in one bowl and dump it into a pan, but just one bite will be totally worth the extra effort.

Serves 16



1/2 cup almond meal

1/2 cup ground flaxseed

1/2 cup quinoa flakes

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/2 cup date paste

3 egg whites

1 Tbsp. candied ginger, chopped


1 1/2 cup 1% fat cottage cheese

1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

1 cup low-fat cream cheese

1/2 cup coconut butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

4 scoops vanilla whey protein

1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped

1/4 cup honey

1 vanilla bean

1 sheet gelatin

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 281

Protein: 19 grams

Carbs: 23 grams

Fat: 13 grams





Iced Pumpkin Protein Bar

pumpkin protein bars Picture courtesy of Healthful Pursuit

When you’d do anything to get your hands on a soft, sweet cookie, reach for one of these bars instead.

Serves 9


4 eggs

1 cup pumpkin purée

¼ cup maple syrup

2 tablespoons nondairy milk

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

½ cup coconut flour

1 scoop WHEY+ vanilla protein isolate

3 tablespoons Unflavored Natural Calm

¼ cup ground or milled flaxseed

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

¼ teaspoon sea salt

⅛ teaspoon ground cloves

2 oz dark chocolate, melted (Optional)

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving)

Calories: 154

Protein: 8 grams

Carbs: 19 grams

Fat: 5 grams





What did you think of these healthy protein bar recipes? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Jody

    Hi MIke,

    These recipes look DELICIOUS.. just 2 problems — number of ingredients and time.

    I work about 65-75 hours a week (much like you) and I just absolutely don’t have the time for this stuff. Unless I was to hire a personal assistant or chef I don’t think I would ever be able to enjoy these decadent dishes.

    I do own every single one of your books (even Seans) and I know most of your dishes are easier than this but I think a book that had ONLY recipes that were 5 ingredients or less and took 20 min or less would be a nice little niche’ book.

    For the super busy individual but who wants to build muscle and eat extremely healthy.

    Maybe I’m asking too much but it’s something I’ve always wanted someone to create.

    Think about it 😉

    • Michael Matthews

      I totally understand and I really like that idea! Quick ‘n easy cooking is definitely my thing.

      My next cookbook will actually be all about one-pot cooking, which I’ve been REALLY liking for the last 6-7 months. Average prep time is no more than 20 minutes, pop in oven, come back 30 min later, enjoy, clean up ONE pot or pan, voila. 🙂

      • AllanBarr

        Hi Mike, any update on when we can expect your one-pot cookbook? It sounds like a brilliant concept. Any other links to your favourite one-pot recipes you could share?

        • Michael Matthews

          Yeah I’m shooting for a summer release.

          I’ll post some on social media as I move through them. 🙂

  • Simon

    Unbelievably Simple Protein Bar? yeah thats my type 🙂 (the others look delicious of course, but sadly i dont have the time…) So hell of a thank you for that one!

    • Michael Matthews

      Haha nice, enjoy!

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  • Zack_Leman

    What (complete) protein powders other than Whey and Casein are good to use in these recipes that require heat? I am casein sensitive and do not want to cook my cold processed whey. Thanks.

    • Michael Matthews

      Egg protein works as well.

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  • Xeriously7 .

    As far as the macros go, just wondering when you say “2 scoops of protein” etc, how much protein is in a single scoop of the protein for the specific brand you’re using? I want to get the macros the same for the bars I make and I’m using pea/brown rice protein as I cannot digest whey well, and the ratio of scoops to protein is different. Like 3 dessert spoons of my pea protein is equivalent to 15 grams of protein. Its kind of awkward to calculate and match because of other ingredients in the bars also include protein like the eggs. Thanks!

    • Michael Matthews

      25-30 grams per scoop. I believe a pea/brown rice blend isd about the same per scoop?

  • Jenny

    You list stevia powder as an ingrediant. Is that a specific kind of baking stevia or can I just use the spoonable stevita?

    • Michael Matthews

      Nothing special needed. Just stevia powder.

  • Alex

    Hi Mike, with regards to your lemon chia seed bars, here in the UK barely even heard of lemon drink mix, can I not just make up the volume with water and lemon juice (fresh). Also, how big are your protein scoops? As not all scoops are created equally, ha, mine are about 25g. Many thanks

    • Michael Matthews

      Yeah you can try that but you may need to adjust the strength of it through trial and error.

      Scoops are generally about 30g.

  • Tobi

    Hi Mike – for the Lemon Chia recipe – do you really add 2 quarts (1.8 litres) of lemon mix? Or do you mean just the dry packets that would make up 2 quarts of liquid? That seems like a very large amount of liquid.

    • Michael Matthews

      Just the mix–not the drink itself. 🙂

      • Tobi

        Can you be a bit more specific? i.e., if using True Lemon, do you mean 8 packets of the lemon mix? I’m just trying to figure out how “lemony” it should be

        • Michael Matthews

          You’ll want to use enough mix to make 2 quarts of liquid, but you don’t actually make it. 🙂

  • Tobi

    Made the Lemon Chia recipe – it turned out really good. Just some tips for others that do not have “lemon mix” here is the recipe I used: replace lemon mix + water with zest + juice of two lemons, top up juice with water to 1/2 cup. Replaced chia seeds with poppy seeds (about 1/6th the price with similar macro and micro nutrients). I also did not use any stevia and found the whey powder + apples sweetened it enough. Thanks Mike for the recipe!

    • Michael Matthews

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  • Stephanie

    The cheesecake was amazing! I made labne out of Fage yogurt to use instead of cream cheese.

    • Michael Matthews

      Good call! I’m going to try this. 🙂

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  • Greg Groves

    Do you have any good granola bar recipes?

    • Hmmm I don’t think I’ve posted anything on that. It’s a good idea though. On the list it goes. 🙂

  • wei han

    Great recipes! For the last 2 protein bars, sometimes when on the go and I use them as meal replacements instead, I substitute almond or soy milk (at various times high protein Boost or Ensure drinks) in place of mere water,and add more things like walnut, psyllium husk for fiber, and wheat bran/germ just for kicks.

  • lindsey

    Lemon Chia bars have an awful, artificial after taste. I followed the recipe exactly as listed. Too bad- I was really looking forward to them.

  • Denko

    These are great! Pretty easy to make, and you won’t find a commercial protein bar that beats this one on flavor, texture, nutrition, or price! My batter ended up being noticeably thinner than AB’s (not sure why, because I used exactly the same ingredients and measured them by weight just like he does. But they turned out great anyway. They ended up with a really nice soft, moist, slightly chewy texture, and very tasty.

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  • joparsons707

    Hello Mike
    Could I replace the oats with say quiona flakes or buckwheat flour? I can’t digest oats?
    Thanks Jo

    • Yeah should be fine.

      • joparsons707

        Brilliant thanks for getting back to me Mike, I’ve only just stumbled on your site as I’ve been making protein bars and healthy bars all week! My freezer is now full of them! I will try out the lemon chia seed ones now.. Of course that means I will have to eat some of the others to make room.. ?

  • BoneBomber

    Hey Mike,
    Looking at the Rocky Road protein bars the macros and calories do not add up, missing 80 calories. After doing some research I see that VitaFiber counts their calories all funky because of the fiber. I have also read in your books and on your website to count these “impact” calories yet this recipe pulls the same stunt that Quest bars does. I would make these for my wife who is trying to cut atm. Which way do I go with the calories (energy in vs energy out!)? Do I trust VitaFiber and count 246 calories or do I calculate using the macros and get something closer to 322? I realize the true answer is probably in between but looking for your thoughts on this.

  • Nick

    Hey Mike,

    I’ve got an upcoming trip with a LONG flight. Any suggestions as to store bought protein bars to munch on while flying?


    • Hey Nick! I’m pretty sure you’re allowed to bring protein bars in your carry-on?

      • John Arena

        mmm, quest lab prepared chemical bars

        • *shrug* they’re alright.

          • John Arena

            if you like unnecessary chemicals in your body, sure, *shrug* they’re alright. lol

          • Adamrd

            John Arena, if you don’t have anything positive to sAyers don’t both commenting!!

          • John Arena

            aww, adammmm, mommy be soo proud of you. put your bottom lip away now and GROW UP

  • John Arena

    skip the chocolate, most of these recipes are too high in cals, fat and carbs.

  • Jenny Song Davidson

    Pretty bad that the recipe for matcha bars in your shredded chef book is missing at least 3 ingredients in the list.

    • We are aware of the print error and have already made the corrections for future prints. Sorry for the confusion and inconvenience.

  • Laura

    The link for the lemon chia seed bars does not work 😢

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