What’s your favorite protein bar?

What’s your favorite protein bar?

I’m referring to bars with 15+ grams protein (in my opinion, less than that is essentially a snack/energy bar with protein in it). I happen to love them ..maybe because I’ve been eating protein bars for YEARSSSS maybe as a way to tame my inner chocoholic I’m definitely NOT advocating that you start eating protein bars if you don’t have any need; just curious as to your favorite if you do. I prefer the ones with NO SUCRALOSE or MALTITOL but still has low sugar (preferably sweetened with natural stevia).

This Birthday Cake QuestBar does have Sucralose, an artificial sweetener. I tried it but didn’t really like it anyway. The double chocolate chunk flavor is one of the few Quest Bars without sucralose, so it’s my go-to!

Sucralose can spike your blood sugar & insulin (making you crave more sweets) if it’s the powder form – like Splenda. If it’s the liquid form, apparently it doesn’t .. I have no idea which form Quest uses but I have it in my head that my cravings are higher if I eat a flavor like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Post Workout Snack

Post workout snack while I stretch, get some fresh air & return a few emails ..hey, that’s not burnt toast, ok! It’s toasted Ezekiel Muffin with grass-fed butter, cinnamon & Stevia sprinkled on top ..my version of cinnamon sugar toast

World’s Smallest Ice Cream Sandwich

And here we have the Worlds Smallest Ice Cream Sandwich Look at the size compared to a raspberry
So much for my exciting Friday night treat

Chocolate Superfood Almond Butter Bites

Little bit of a messy scene to get this pic but the end result was

Chalene & I wanted something sweet & you know how I avoid chocolate in the house (no control ), so I made us these Chocolate superfood Almond butter bites (2T Almond Milk, 2T Almond Butter, 1T Coconut Oil, 1 scoop Vegan Chocolate Shakeo), mix, ball up & freeze 15 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Clean Treat

Call them “fat bombs” or “super food bites” ..whatever, they’re 1g sugar (organic cane), nothing artificial, nutrient dense, healthy fats, & amazing.

1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
1 Scoop Vegan Vanilla ShakeO
2 Tablespoon Almond Butter
2 Tablespoon Almond Milk
Mix, ball & freeze. Makes ~7 balls

Half the battle is not buying it!

Honeycrisp Apple & cinnamon for a nighttime snack! I was thissss close to eating something bad but we didn’t have anything delicious enough in the house .

Im tellin ya.. if you can have the discipline to NOT buy it, that’s more than half the battle

Raspberries with Stevia

Raspberries with Stevia

After lunch dessert ..Raspberries with Stevia on top to make them extra sweet.

But this is TOTALLY highlight reel guys because a an hour later I gave in to my 2nd Quest bar of the day Not the end of the world but the struggle bus is real

Raspberries with Stevia

Favorite protein bar

Favorite protein bar?

Favorite *protein* bar??

As the protein bar connoisseur that I am I thought I would let you know this Fit Joy Frosted Cinnamon Roll from GNC is pretty good The Quest bars (the Double Chocolate Chunk because it’s sweetened with stevia) are still my go-to though!

Favorite protein bar

Ezekiel English Muffin Snack

Ezekiel English Muffin Snack

If you’re looking for fancy recipes, I’m not your girl I’m good for quick, easy & healthy

This is Cinnamon, Stevia, Earth Balance Organic Vegan *buttery* spread on a toasted Ezekiel English Muffin .. quick, easy & hit the spot

Ezekiel English Muffin Snack

Weird but really good snack!

Well this was a weird but really good snack!

A kashi toasted blueberry waffle with plain Greek yogurt (sweetened w/ all natural SweetLeaf English Toffee stevia drops from Amazon), with lil bits of apple , , & strawberry . I drizzled a little bit of “just great stuff” over it (search Amazon) & I it was great but it made this look like vomit quite honestly, so here’s the more photogenic version.

About 19.5g protein, ~20g carbs, ~2.5g fat and ~180 calories. ☝🏼No I don’t usually track macros unless I’m off track for awhile (just calculating for those who do).