View Full Version : How bad are protien bars?

01-26-2006, 10:44 PM
Well when im working a ful 8-12 hour day, i dont always have time to go back in the break room and heat up the food. How are protien bars as a replacement? What would you reccomend as for protien bars? I always ate the Next U-Turn Bars, but are there anything else i could make

01-26-2006, 11:32 PM
well some will say no,but i find if you got a very busy schedule once and awhile is fine, you can make your own, we had a few members post up receipes, i personally like the lambrada ones,and trioplex( something like that)

01-26-2006, 11:36 PM
well, tuna doesn't have to be warm. Nor does chicken breast even. If you've got the calories to spare you can even make yourself a great sandwich or wrap. There are all kinds of ways to get protien in that taste a heck of a lot better than the bars.

01-26-2006, 11:56 PM

There are all kinds of ways to get protien in that taste a heck of a lot better than the bars.
Yeah. I'd much rather have a brick-hard infinitely chewy bar than tuna any day. Hook me up with a PB and chocolate powerbar. Oh yeah.

01-27-2006, 12:30 AM
i honestly think if you have one once and awhile, no biggie!

01-27-2006, 02:26 PM
Make a big batch of these http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?t=63562

They kick major ass.

01-27-2006, 03:11 PM
if you don't feel like making your own I've heard good things about tri-o-plex (nothing too crazy in the ingredients, good amount of cals, etc)

NUTRITION FACT (these look good if you're trying to bulk or need a meal replacement)

Amounts per Serving:
430 Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% DV)
Fat Calories: 120 Sugars: 16g
Total Fat: 14g (22% DV) Protein: 30g
Sat. Fat: 2g Vitamin A (0% DV)
Trans Fat: 0g Vitamin C (6% DV)
Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV) Calcium (15% DV)
Sodium: 440mg (18% DV) Iron (30% DV)
Total Carbohydrate: 47g (16% DV) Net Carb Count 16g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Allergy Statement: Manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts and may contain traces of various nuts and seeds.

CJ Protein Blend (Soy Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Fruit Blend (Fruit Juice, Natural Grain Dextrin), Glucose Syrup, Water, Canola Oil, Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Oat Flour, Chocolate Chips, Vegetable Glycerine, Inulin, Natural and Artificial Flavors. Contains 2% or less of the following: Lecithin, Monoglycerides, Salt, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Benzoate, Sucralose.

01-27-2006, 03:20 PM
I usually have a Clif Bar at work. They're 240 calories, 10g of protein, and made with mostly organic ingredients and all natural. They're a good source of fiber, too.

Jorge Sanchez
01-27-2006, 03:42 PM
Why would a protein bar be bad for you? I've never heard anything like that before.

01-27-2006, 04:09 PM
some of them have HFCS and/or partially hydrogenated oils

01-27-2006, 05:20 PM
Protein bars are far worse for the people around you than they are for you.

01-27-2006, 10:41 PM
Protein bars are far worse for the people around you than they are for you.


01-29-2006, 03:56 AM
think im going to give the one's above a try...im kinda on a clean diet, but as a meal replacement that can cover me for about 2 meals.

01-29-2006, 12:28 PM
If you eat a bar daily/frequently make sure you know all the ingredients, especially the preservatives.