Of the bajillion protein bars fighting for your taste buds’ attention, 99.9% are made with whey. Which is great and all—unless you have a dairy allergy or eat a plant-based diet.
It’s true, the selection of plant-based protein bars is a little more limited (although it’s growing!), but that doesn’t mean you can’t find the right grab-and-go snack to match your fitness and nutrition goals.
Kiss your whey woes goodbye—these five delicious plant protein bars could make converts out of dairy farmers.
The plant-based post-workout bar, Garden of Life’s performance bar packs 20 grams of protein to refuel your muscles after going hard. It’s a little higher in calories (290) and carbs (33 grams) to help replenish your body. Plus, nine grams of fiber will help you feel full for hours. The chocolate mint is our personal favorite—it’s like a healthy peppermint patty.
No Cow has mastered a slew of unique flavors (try their blueberry cobbler bar), but this PB classic is still one of the best. Loaded with peanut-y flavor and the perfect amount of roasted cocoa nibs, this bar gets you 20 grams of protein for 170 calories. And, since 19 of its 25 grams of carbs come from fiber, it’s a good option if you’re watching your carbs.
Made with actual chunks of dried apples and just enough spice, BHU Fit’s vegan bar contains just four grams of sugar and 12 grams of protein—but packs all the flavor of grandma’s classic pie. It’s a breath of fresh air in a world of super-sweet protein bars.
These 200-calorie bars from Garden of Life provide 14 grams of both plant protein and prebiotic fiber for a satisfying, waistline-friendly snack. Plus, it also packs a few unexpected goodies, like green coffee bean extract (to support your metabolism) and ashwagandha (to support vitality). The chocolate fudge flavor is brownie-level good—but saves you the blood sugar spike.