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Old 03-25-2017, 10:02 PM   #21
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only we can make protein bars controversial.
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Don't like bars. Prefer real (minimally processed) food. It's easier to eat well when you are retired.
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Food is such a hot topic! Even cold food

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I think the Quest bars are great. I like the chocolate chip cookie dough one best. What I have found that makes the Quest bars really good is to heat them in the microwave for about 12 seconds.

You can also cut them up and bake them as "cookies." I don't often take the time to do that, but they taste good when I do.
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Now I want to try them! I never even knew they existed, but I might buy some now just to see what they are like. I was very impressed with the nutritional information, especially that they contain no sugar. Might be a bit more fiber than I can handle but we'll see.
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I eat a protein bar for lunch most days, and I generally don't each much more than that until dinner time. They keep me full enough, and I like to eat a nice breakfast and dinner, so I try not to overload on calories for lunch. It seems to be working well for me.

My mainstay is the Quest Protein Mint Chocolate Chunk bar. I've tried all of the Quest bars, and they are all OK, but not great. The only one I enjoy eating every day is the mint one.

I've tried the Mission bars but I think they taste terrible. Cliff bars are too high in sugar. My preference is a bar that is high in both protein and fiber, with no added sugar. Stevia sweetener is OK.

Has anyone found any other bars that taste good and also are high in protein and fiber and sugar free?
I've made my own before; oats, whey protein; walnuts, stevia, baking power, egg, bake at350 for 10-15 min. Cheap, tastes good and healthy.

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My favorite protein bar is beef jerky. There is a specific type that I like and I know where to get it, not at Costco I'm afraid.
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My favorite protein bar is beef jerky. There is a specific type that I like and I know where to get it, not at Costco I'm afraid.
Mine is hard boiled eggs.

I eat them all the time as a snacks at home. And when I'm driving too - I always have a cooler with me on trips.
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It has been awhile since I used them, but the Bear Valley Pemmmican bar was pretty stout as I recall.
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Mine is hard boiled eggs.

I eat them all the time as a snacks at home. And when I'm driving too - I always have a cooler with me on trips.
Nothing like pickled hard boiled eggs and cold beer. I sure miss those!
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I rarely eat protein bars, though I am not picky about which one I eat.

For lunch, here's my typical food intake: a sandwich or croissant with ham and cheese, then about 2 or 3 cups of quinoa salad (quinoa with tomato, cucumber, onion, mixed with a vinaigrette). Then, I will feel hungry in the afternoon and eat a boiled egg, or a couple of fistfuls of almonds. If I still feel hungry, I would eat a few handfuls of peanuts. And then I will eat a yogurt. And then a banana or 4 tangerines...

Enough food there for you? My BMI is still under 24, thank you.
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I rarely eat protein bars, though I am not picky about which one I eat.

For lunch, here's my typical food intake: a sandwich or croissant with ham and cheese, then about 2 or 3 cups of quinoa salad (quinoa with tomato, cucumber, onion, mixed with a vinaigrette). Then, I will feel hungry in the afternoon and eat a boiled egg, or a couple of fistfuls of almonds. If I still feel hungry, I would eat a few handfuls of peanuts. And then I will eat a yogurt. And then a banana or 4 tangerines...

Enough food there for you? My BMI is still under 24, thank you.
Consider yourself lucky. If I ate like that I'd bloat up very quickly. Some are blessed with a fast metabolism. I'm very envious, as I love to eat. But I have to exercise every day and watch every calorie to maintain a healthy weight.
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Nothing like pickled hard boiled eggs and cold beer. I sure miss those!
How did we get from protein bars to pickled eggs and beer??
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Consider yourself lucky. If I ate like that I'd bloat up very quickly. Some are blessed with a fast metabolism. I'm very envious, as I love to eat. But I have to exercise every day and watch every calorie to maintain a healthy weight.
I used to eat more than that. But I am getting old and slowing down.

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How did we get from protein bars to pickled eggs and beer??
Eggs got protein. They are just protein balls instead of bars. And beer actually has protein. So, it's liquid protein (the alcohol is just a fringe benefit). All good.
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I eat them all the time as a snacks at home. And when I'm driving too - I always have a cooler with me on trips.


I agree that boiled eggs are a great protein source. I also like Sargento Reduced Fat cheese sticks for a healthy snack. Protein shakes are filling and usually less calories than a bar. All good alternatives to bars.
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+1 to nuts as a snack.

Lots of good leads here to alternatives of high sugar protein bars.
Also interesting about baked oatmeal, AllD. Thanks.
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I just ate two powerbar clean whey protein bars - 20g protein each
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How did we get from protein bars to pickled eggs and beer??
It's amazing how a conversation or thread will twist, turn and take paths in different directions. That is what makes it so interesting.

Diet and and its effect on our health is a very personal issue. So if protein bars work for one person and pickled eggs+beer for another, so be it.
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I should remember to buy and pack some protein bars for when I travel. I do not usually eat them when at home, and do not remember what brands I have tried. I thought they were all good, taste wise. I do not see how I could have just one for lunch. I would need 2 or 3.
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I should remember to buy and pack some protein bars for when I travel.
This is exactly what I do. Almost never eat them at home, but I'll frequently eat one as a quick lunch while traveling. Gives me some needed protein and keeps my trip budget down by avoiding overpriced restaurants (at least for lunch). I also like the Quest brand.
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