On the Quest for a Great Protein Bar!
I try to eat food in as close to it’s natural state as possible, but I am such a sucker for a good tasting protein bar. Protein bars are easy to tote, make great mid day snacks, are good for keeping your blood sugar steady and can help keep you from scarfing a candy bar at 3pm. The problem is many protein bars are just candy bars in disguise, loaded with sugar and high in saturated fat.
A good protein bar should have at least 10 grams of protein or more, contain zero to little saturated fat, provide some fiber, be low in sugar and within the 150-200 calorie range. I’ve discovered an incredible tasting bar that is also unbelievably healthy called Quest. I am seriously addicted to these tasty morsels and find myself craving one every afternoon.
Quest bars are made from whey protein, almonds, water and stevia. The bars come in a variety of flavors from chocolate chip cookie dough to white chocolate raspberry to apple pie. There are also some peanut butter flavors and a delicious coconut cashew bar. The most recent addition to the family is the cookies and cream. I think the chocolate chunk is one of my favorites right now, but I seriously love them all.
Some people swear by microwaving or baking quest bars. I personally like mine somewhat chilled and often keep them in the freezer then take one out about 20 minutes before I eat it. You’ll have a blast watching the 15second recipes Quest has on YouTube. I have yet to try one of the creative concoctions; I definitely need to though, my mouth waters every time I watch one.
When I find something I love, I always like to share it with you. Let me know if you’ve tried Quest and what your favorite flavors are. If you have an awesome protein bar you think I would like feel free to share with me in the comments below.
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is currently teaching yoga with Peloton. She is the star of over 100 videos, seen in several magazines and tv shows and is a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!