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The 5 Best Tasting Protein Snacks in Australia

The 5 Best Tasting Protein Snacks in Australia
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Whether your trying to reach your macro goals or looking for something to curb those afternoon cravings, finding the right protein snack to meet your goals can be overwhelming. Is there enough protein, too much sugar, what about my energy levels, and most importantly how does it taste? We've reviewed the best protein snacks for taste and nutrition to help you decide what's the right one for you.

 

1.      SMART PROTEIN BAR

 

Why We Love SMART Protein Bars

We love SMART Protein bars because they are a great way to control calories but keep your protein high.

 

Ingredients & Nutrition

Per Serving (strawberry cheese cake): 154 Calories, 20g of Protein, 4.8g of Fat, 1.1g of Carbs, 0.5g of Sugar.

 

PROS

All Natural Ingredients. One of the many perks of Smart Bars is that they use all-natural ingredients including natural flavourings and sweeteners like stevia!

Low Calorie & Carb. High Protein. Each bar contains less than 4g of carbs and 3g of sugar making it perfect if you’re following a low carb diet.

With 160 – 180 calories (depending on your flavour of choice) these bars are great for keeping calories low and in line with weight loss goals. Despite being low in calories, they pack in a punch with 21g of protein!

High Fibre. These bars use a prebiotic fibre which can help keep you fuller for longer.

Soft and Sweet Tasting. The texture is great! They aren’t like other chewy whey protein bars and instead offer a great soft texture and sweet snack.

 

IT MAY NOT SUIT YOU IF

You Need Carbs & Endurance Energy. Carbs are the body’s main source of fuel, so if you’re looking for pre workout fuel its better to choose a bar high in carbs and natural sugar.

 

Taste & Flavour

With over 11 different flavours you really are spoilt for choice! Our favourites and our customer’s favourite flavours include cookie dough, banana bread, coconut cashew and strawberry cheese cake.

 

What Our Customers Think

 

“There’s so many flavours to choose from and they aren’t chewy like other bars they have a good texture”.

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Smart Bars at Fit Nutrition

2.      QUEST  BAR REVIEW

 

Why We Love Quest Bars

Quest Bars are no newbie to the protein bar market! They are globally one of the most popular protein bars and for good reason! We love these bars because there’s a great range of flavours and great chunky inclusions to really give you a great treat.

 

Ingredients & Nutrition

 Per Serving: 190 Calories, 20g of Protein, 9g of Fat, 21g of Carbs, 1g of Sugar.

 

PROS

Low in Sugar & Carbs. If you’re following a low carb diet or watching your sugar intake these bars are ideal! They contain only 4g of net carbs and 1g of sugar so perfect for keeping on track. What’s more, a lower sugar intake won’t cause any unwanted blood sugar spikes and subsequent energy crashes!

Soy & Gluten Free. If your gluten intolerant or avoid soy containing products quest bars will definitely tick your box.

High in Protein & Fibre. Each bar provides 20 – 21g of protein, so you’ll be one step closer to reaching your protein macros, whilst enjoying a sweet treat. This protein bar includes a mix of whey isolate and casein which together with soluble corn fibre, can keep you fuller for longer.

 

IT MAY NOT SUIT YOU IF

You Need Pre-Workout Energy. Being low in sugar means Quest bars aren’t ideal for boosting energy.

Fibre Irritates Your Gut. One bar is fine, but too many and you may suffer digestive discomfort. If you’re super sensitive to fibre, then quest bars may not be the bar for you.

 

 

Taste & Flavour

With over 10 different flavours you’re guaranteed to find your favourite! The top selling flavours at FIT Nutrition include cookie dough, blueberry muffin, white chocolate and raspberry & cookies and cream!

 

What Our Customers Think

 

“A great tasting protein bar that’s perfect for a snack. I like mine heated up in the oven for a few minutes – it’s like hot cookie dough”.


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Quest bars at fit nutrition

 

3.      OPTIUM NUTRITION PROTEIN STIX

 

Why We Love Protein Stix

Who doesn’t enjoy a chocolate bar every now and then? Well now Optimum Nutrition have provided a great alternative! We love this bar because its indulgent and delicious but can help reach daily protein goals.

 

Ingredients & Nutrition

 Per Serving: 244 Calories, 22g of Protein, 7g of Fat, 6g of Carbs, 5g of Sugar.

 

PROS

Multiple Protein Sources. By using a protein blend you can get a great source of protein to keep you fuller for longer.  

Chocolate Bar Taste. Protein Bar Nutrition. You’ll get a great sweet snack that can hit mid-morning or afternoon cravings. It's as good as a chocolate bar – only with better nutrition! Each bar offers 22g of protein with only 6g of carbs and 5g of sugar.

 

IT MAY NOT SUIT YOU IF

You Prefer a Crunchy Texture. These bars have a great soft and fluffy texture and don’t offer a crunch or crunchy inclusions.

You Avoid Sweeteners. With alcohol sugars and artificial sweeteners including sorbitol, maltitol and glycerol - these bars deliver a great sweetness.

Taste & Flavour

Coconut, Nougat, Nougat Caramel are just three of the flavours and are… AMAZING!

What Our Customers Think

 

“The perfect alternative to something like a mars bar! The texture is super soft and they are delicious!”.

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ON Protein Stix Fit Nutrition

4.      Lenny & Larrys Complete Protein Cookie Review

 

Why We Love the Complete Protein Cookie

Lenny and Larry’s offer a complete snack alternative with their complete cookie! We love this product because it has a great texture like a real cake but with better nutrition! What’s more, each cookie is large in size providing 2 servings - making it great for sharing or splitting as a pre and post workout snack.

Ingredients & Nutrition

Per Serving: 200 Calories, 8g of Protein, 7g of Fat, 29g of Carbs, 11g of Sugar.

 

PROS

High in Protein & Fibre. Each full cookie packs in 16g of vegan protein including pea protein and rice protein. This combined with 8g of fibre means these cookies are great for keeping you full during the day.  

Vegan Friendly - Dairy Free, Egg Free. Finally! An all-natural vegan protein snack which is delicious! The complete cookie is free from dairy and eggs making it 100% vegan friendly.

Added Vitamins & Minerals. By using wheat flour, Lenny & Larry have enriched their cookies with iron and vitamin B, A and C.

No Artificial Sweeteners or Sugar Alcohols. If you like to avoid artificial flavourings and sweeteners the Complete Cookie is the perfect protein snack with no artificial flavourings.

 

IT MAY NOT SUIT YOU IF

You are following a low-calorie diet. With two servings per pack and an incredible taste, its very easy to eat both servings in one go! That’s why we think this cookie may not be for people who are looking to diet and follow a strict low-calorie diet. Each serving contains 200 calories and so should be consumed as part of a balanced diet.

 

Taste & Flavour

There are over 5 different flavours including birthday cake, snicker doodle, original chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin! We love the birthday cake flavour for something sweet and chocolate chip or peanut butter for something more chocolatey and indulgent.

 

What Our Customers Think

 

“Most protein cookies I’ve tried are chewy and don’t taste great. Lenny and Larry’s is so soft and cakey! Its perfect for me because its vegan and so won’t cause bloating like other whey protein products”.

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Lenny & Larry's Cookie at Fit Nutrition

 

5.      VEGAN PROTEIN BALLS BY PRANA ON

 

Why We Love Prana Vegan Protein Balls

Sometimes whey protein and high fibre bars can be hard on the tummy - especially if you eat too many. We love Prana vegan balls because they are natural and use a vegan source of protein to give an energy kick! They are also super handy for snacking on the go, small and environmentally friendly!

 

Ingredients & Nutrition

Per Serving: 155 Calories, 6.6g of Protein, 5.8g of Fat, 19.1g of Carbs, 13.8g of Sugar.

 

PROS

Natural Ingredients. These delicious treats use a series of natural ingredients to create a great healthy treat. Including dates, cacao, hemp protein, nuts, seeds, brown rice syrup & coconut oil.

A Great Source of Energy. By combining fruit and nuts you’ll get a great source of energy before a workout or during the day. Each ball has 155 calories with 19g of carbs and 14g of sugar. PLUS, you can help reach your protein goals with the added hemp protein in these handy snacks.

A Great Source of Fibre & Omega 3. Using nuts and seeds means these bars can provide fibre and a good source of essential omega 3 fatty acids.

 

IT MAY NOT SUIT YOU IF

You are following a low carb diet. With 19g of carbs and a large 14g of sugar these bars aren’t ideal for low carb diets. We recommend consuming before a session for energy or post workout to aid recovery.

 

Taste & Flavour

We love the texture of these balls the nuts and seed provide a great crunch. What’s more, by using ingredients like dates, they have a sweet taste and added cacao also helps hit those chocolate cravings.

 

What Our Customers Think

 

“The best tasting vegan protein I’ve had in a long time! The salted caramel is super tasty, and the thickness means I feel pretty full after”.

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Prana Vegan Protein Balls at fit nutrition

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