8 Energy Bars To Help Us Power Through Another Busy Week

by Michelle Sparks
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Best Protein Bars

If you’ve ever felt personally victimized by the snack drawer, please raise your hand. You know what we’re talking about—it’s 3 p.m. and your eyes start wandering to the kitchen pantry. You grab the family-size box of Cheez-its. “Just a few,” you tell yourself, as you reach in for a handful. And then another handful. And then some of the trail mix (which, if we’re being honest, is 99% M&Ms anyways). And then some of the pretzels on the shelf below. Soon enough, 10 minutes have gone by and while you’ve eaten enough calories to feed two humans for a day, you still feel empty. What the heck?!

Blame the protein (or rather, the lack thereof). The macronutrient is what keeps you fuller for longer—which is exactly why so many nutritionist moms, fitness influencers, and just all-around healthy eaters swear by protein bars. But with so many options out there, which ones are actually healthy and, more importantly, actually taste good?

To help you snack smarter—and keep your hand out of the candy jar—we’ve rounded up the best protein bars, from the best vegan protein bar to keto certified bars to a bar made entirely out of meat.

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