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Best Vegan Protein Bars

Protein bars didn’t use to taste to good. Years ago, I found many of them bland and I wasn’t inclined to buy them. Now, however, there are so many different flavors. Many of them just melt in your mouth. Whatever they lacked in taste a long time ago, they now made up for that. I would like to share here some of the best vegan protein bars I have tried.

Before we begin, I would like to tackle the myth that protein is animal based. Why is it considered a myth when it is bombarded to us by the media, more specifically in ads?

best vegan protein bars

The meat protein myth is sold by the meat industry, for obvious reasons 🙂 In truth, it isn’t hard to get plant-based protein, but the meat industry is not eager to let you find that out. Most vegetables and legumes already offer this much valued element in our diet. If you would like to find out more about vegan protein sources, feel free to check out the following blog post. And if you have any questions, please let me know 🙂

==> Click here for a list of Plant-Based Protein Sources <==

Protein Bars

Right now, I have a few stacked in my pantry. Let me list some great ones here.

  • No Cow Protein Bar : peanut butter chocolate chip, gluten free, dairy free, keto friendly, low car, low sugar, high fiber, non-GMO
  • ALOHA Organic Protein Bar : vegan, gluten free, paleo, non-dairy, soy free, lactose free, non-GMO, and kosher

  • Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Bar: gluten free, plant-based. low sugar, non-dairy, lactose free. kosher, and non-GMO
  • Amrita Protein BarsThis brand has many different flavors, such as chocolate maca, dark chocolate quinoa, sunflower butter and jelly, and pineapple chia. Amrita are also plant-based and the sunflower and jelly and oineapple chia flavors are allergy free.

  • LOLA Probiotic Bar comes in blueberry almond flavor. It’s free from gluten, soy, and dairy; it’s vegan and it contains tree nuts
  • One Plant Protein Bars, Banana Nut Bread: yes, I’m leaving the best for last. Remember what banana bread smells like when it comes fresh out of the oven? Now you can get it fresh out of your purse, enjoy the delicious flavor guilty free.

It’s gluten free, vegan, low sugar, and it comes in other yummy flavors such as chocolate peanut butter, churro, and  carrot cake. Did anyone say “Yes! Me?”

Benefits of Protein Bars

These bars contain healthy fats, antioxidants, E and B vitamins (and others), and phytochemicals. In general, they are packed with nutrients, which are only beneficial for your health.

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What Should You Pay Attention to?

Many vegan protein bars have a worry-free ingredient list. Nonetheless, there are some that may contain the following items, which you should pay attention to if you have certain allergies or you want to watch your sugar intake.

  • Gluten
  • Nuts and seeds (which are great for many reasons, but not so good if you have a nut allergy) pistachio
  • Sugar alcohols (like sorbitol, xylitol, and mannitol)
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Soy
  • Carrageenan (a seaweed derivative which is used as an emulsifier. It has been known to cause intestinal irritation in some people)

Final Thoughts

Protein bars are a nice, healthy snack in between. I try to avoid the ones that have sugar alcohols and high fructose corn syrup. They are useful to take to work or school, and even now that we’re staying home they are a nice, healthy snack in between.

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8 thoughts on “Best Vegan Protein Bars”

  1.  vegetarians and vegans thinks they run into severe risks of protein deficiency. Most of the time some vegans believe that their protein intake isn’t worth much consideration. In fact, you can even find vegans who may dismiss this topic as unworthy of attention. Forgetting that even if those vegans, we get some protein and amino acids in them 

    Nice articles. My present topic in school

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    • Hi!

      That’s nice that you’re seeing this in school right now. I would say, though, that mostly non-vegans think that vegans run into a risk of protein deficiency. Most vegans are aware of the plant-based protein sources. 🙂 

      Thank you for your comment!

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  2. Thanks for writing on such an amazing post on the best Vegan protein bars. Protein bars consumption are indeed very very important, they are indeed important snacks and just like you, avoiding the once with high sugar alcohol and fructose corn syrup is what I do many a time. They really contain nutrients which are beneficial to our health.

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  3. I agree with your view that protein it is not always animal based, and in fact there are many vegetables with higher protein content than meat! I think this is the time for protein bars as they are a healthy on the go snack choice.

    Your post gives us options and information about much loved healthy snacks! Thanks.

    Shall we look for something in particular when buying vegan protein bars?

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    • Hi Daniela,

      I always just look at the package to make sure that it is vegan, unless I already know that the brand (like the ones I mentioned here) is vegan 😉 Non-GMO is always a plus point for me. 

      Otherwise, I wouldn’t look for anything in particular, unless you want a specific flavor 🙂 I hope I answered that question correctly 😉 . If you have any more questions, please let me know.

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  4. The vegan vs. vegatarian paridigm confuses people. However, you have explained what vegans are looking for in their diet, and I get it. Protein is defiitely rich in an Angus Beef Filet Mignon, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t as rich in plant-based products. Dang, this is all confusing to me! What is the key difference between vegan and vegetarian? Sometimes it seems like a religious affiliation situation. 🙂 One has the real answer and the rest are just uninformed. I’m kinda kidding, but seriously, what are the key differences? 

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    • Hi Darrin!

      Vegetarians don’t eat any meat or fish, but they may still consume dairy products such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. Some may still eat fish, they are called pescetarians. 

      Vegetarianism is a diet; veganism is a lifestyle.

      Vegans do not eat any animals or animal products, so no meat, fish, poultry, or dairy products; and we purchase household items, cosmetics, shampoos, clothes, etc that are cruelty free, which means that they either have not been tested on animals or contain only plant-based ingredients, or both. People who follow a vegan lifestyle do it to lessen their impact on animal suffering, or the environment (or other reasons – I wrote a blog post about that as well, you can read it here if you like: Reasons for going vegan”

      There are also people who do not follow a vegan lifestyle but they still follow a plant-based diet. They do it mostly for health reasons.

      I hope that this cleared it up for you 🙂 I recently wrote an article about the main differences between vegans and vegetarians. Feel free to check it out. If you have any more questions, please let me know.

      Thank you for your comment!

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