13 Best High Protein Bars

List Updated September 2020

Bestselling High Protein Bars in 2020


Pure Protein Bar Variety Pack (6 Chocolate Peanut Butter, 6 Chewy Chocolate Chip, 6 Chocolate Deluxe), (18 Count of 1.76 Oz bars) from Pure Protein

Pure Protein Bar Variety Pack (6 Chocolate Peanut Butter, 6 Chewy Chocolate Chip, 6 Chocolate Deluxe), (18 Count of 1.76 Oz bars) from Pure Protein
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

CLIF BAR - Energy Bar - Chocolate Chip - (2.4 Ounce Protein Bar, 12 Count)

CLIF BAR - Energy Bar - Chocolate Chip - (2.4 Ounce Protein Bar, 12 Count)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

High Protein Bars by thinkThin - On The Go, 20g Protein, Low Sugar, Gluten Free, Non-GMO - Creamy Peanut Butter (10 Bars)

High Protein Bars by thinkThin - On The Go, 20g Protein, Low Sugar, Gluten Free, Non-GMO - Creamy Peanut Butter (10 Bars)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

LUNA PROTEIN - Gluten Free Protein Bar - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - (1.59 Ounce Snack Bar, 12 Count)

LUNA PROTEIN - Gluten Free Protein Bar - Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - (1.59 Ounce Snack Bar, 12 Count)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Chocolate chip and cookie-dough pieces swirled in soft nougat with a flourish of vanilla.
  • Delicious, satisfying and sustaining for under 200 gluten-free calories
  • Low Glycemic (low glycemic-index foods digest slowly for prolonged levels of energy)
  • 12g protein, 3g fiber
  • Gluten Free and a Good Source of Iron and Vitamin D

CLIF BUILDERS - Protein Bars - Vanilla Almond Flavor - (2.4 Ounce Non-GMO Bars, 12 Count)

CLIF BUILDERS - Protein Bars - Vanilla Almond Flavor - (2.4 Ounce Non-GMO Bars, 12 Count)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020

Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly, 20g Protein, 5g Net Carbs, 190 Cals, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 2.12oz Bar, 12 Count, Packaging May Vary

Quest Nutrition Protein Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly, 20g Protein, 5g Net Carbs, 190 Cals, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Soy Free, 2.12oz Bar, 12 Count, Packaging May Vary
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars are great by themselves but can also be baked into a delicious meal, dessert or breakfast treat, Packaging May Vary
  • 20g Protein, 5g Net Carbs, 1g Sugars, 15g Dietary Fiber, 210 Calories, 9g Fat
  • No Added Sugar - Sweetened with Erythritol, Sucralose and Stevia
  • Contains Peanuts, Almonds and Natural Flavors
  • All Natural, Gluten and Soy Free; Includes 12 Quest Peanut Butter & Jelly Protein Bars

Premier Protein Nutrition Bar, Double Chocolate Crunch, 30g Protein, 2.53 Ounce Bars (Pack of 6)

Premier Protein Nutrition Bar, Double Chocolate Crunch, 30g Protein, 2.53 Ounce Bars (Pack of 6)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Contains 6 - 2.53 ounce Bars
  • Each bar contains 30g protein, 3g Fiber, 10 percent DV Calcium, 30 percent DV Iron
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • NO ARTIFICIAL Sweeteners, Flavors, or Colors, Gluten free, No Trans Fats
  • Contains soy, peanuts, and milk

ZonePerfect Nutrition Snack Bars, High Protein Energy Bars, Cinnamon Roll, 1.76 oz ,12 Count

ZonePerfect Nutrition Snack Bars, High Protein Energy Bars, Cinnamon Roll, 1.76 oz ,12 Count
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • PROTEIN: ZonePerfect Cinnamon Roll Nutrition Energy bars are packed with 15 grams of protein to keep you going through your day
  • VITAMINS: A good source of 19 vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants (Vitamins C, E and Selenium) to help support your immune system
  • FLAVOR: The warmth of cinnamon and the crispy crunch of soy nuggets gives you a fresh-out-of-the-oven taste you'll crave with the vitamins, minerals and protein you need
  • Ingredients: Our snack bars do not contain any artificial sweeteners or flavors

ZonePerfect Nutrition Snack Bars, High Protein Energy Bars, Chocolate Peanut Butter, 1.76 Ounce Bar, 12 Count

ZonePerfect Nutrition Snack Bars, High Protein Energy Bars, Chocolate Peanut Butter, 1.76 Ounce Bar, 12 Count
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • PROTEIN: ZonePerfect Chocolate Peanut Butter Nutrition Energy bars are packed with 14 grams of protein to keep you going through your day
  • VITAMINS: A good source of 19 vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants (Vitamins C, E and Selenium) to help support your immune system
  • FLAVOR: Creamy peanut butter with a rich chocolatey coating and a slight crunch of soy nugget
  • Ingredients: Our snack bars do not contain any artificial sweeteners or flavors

RXBAR, Chocolate Sea Salt, Protein Bar, 1.83 Ounce (Pack of 12) Breakfast Bar, High Protein Snack

RXBAR, Chocolate Sea Salt, Protein Bar, 1.83 Ounce (Pack of 12) Breakfast Bar, High Protein Snack
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Pure Protein Bars, Healthy Low Carb Snacks, Chocolate Salted Caramel, 1.76 oz, 6 Count

Pure Protein Bars, Healthy Low Carb Snacks, Chocolate Salted Caramel, 1.76 oz, 6 Count
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • You will receive (6) Pure Protein Bars, Chocolate Salted Caramel, 1.76 oz
  • 200 calories and 3 grams of sugar
  • Delicious Chocolate Salted Caramel flavor
  • Gluten free

CLIF BUILDER'S - Protein Bar - Chocolate Mint - (2.4 Ounce Non-GMO Bar, 12 Count)

CLIF BUILDER'S - Protein Bar - Chocolate Mint - (2.4 Ounce Non-GMO Bar, 12 Count)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Chocolate and protein don't get any cooler than this tasty, well-earned reward for a workout
  • OPTIMIZE YOUR WORKOUTS: 20g of complete protein with essential amino acids to help build and repair muscles
  • DELICIOUS TASTE: CLIF Builder's is a great choice for anyone looking for protein without sacrificing taste or texture
  • HIGH-QUALITY INGREDIENTS: Made from non-GMO ingredient sources and low- glycemic-index foods for prolonged levels of energy

FitJoy Protein Bar, Gluten Free, Low Sugar, High Protein Snack, Grandma’s Lemon Square, Pack of 12 Bars

FitJoy Protein Bar, Gluten Free, Low Sugar, High Protein Snack, Grandma’s Lemon Square, Pack of 12 Bars
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

High Protein Snacks for Athletes

Try these high protein snacks to keep energy levels up and to support optimal performance.

Snack Ideas for Athletes

If you are running, biking, lifting weights or doing any other type of intensive physical activity, then it is important to supply your body with sustainable energy. The sliced apples or whole wheat crackers are just not going to be enough to get you through a serious workout. The following are all healthy high protein snacks.

How Much Protein Do Athletes Require?

Athletes need more protein, especially younger athletes who are still growing. Exact requirements do vary, depending on what type of activity you are doing. For example, an endurance runner needs about .7 grams of protein each day for each pound of body weight. This would mean a runner who weighs 135 pounds would benefit from 94.5 grams of protein. Someone who is inactive would only need .4 grams per pound of body weight, or 54 grams of protein per day. A strength athlete needs from .6 to .9 grams per pound of body weight.

Eating high protein snacks in addition to well-balanced meals, it is really very easy for even the most serious athletes to meet their body's protein needs. Either full proteins or amino acids are found in most foods, including grains, nuts, seeds and legumes, as well as animal products and seafood.

Protein supplements are really not necessary, even if trying to build muscle mass. In fact, excess protein is not necessarily a good thing. Too much can increase water loss and the risk of dehydration, something all athletes should be aware of.

Sources:
Balch, Phyllis A. "Prescription for Nutritional Healing." Fourth Edition (Penguin Books, 2020).
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Caffrey, Lee Knight. How Much Protein Do Athletes Need? (Vanderbilt University)

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