Running between meetings, traveling, venturing on a long bike ride — there are times when you just need a quick and convenient bite to satisfy your hunger and fuel your day. With so many snack options on the shelves, it’s hard to choose. We love a protein bar in a pinch and we found the top five vegan protein bars on the shelves for you to try today.
Of course whole foods are always your best bet, but quality protein bars can provide the nourishment you need when you’re in a pinch. While grocery store shelves are filled with endless rows of options — and most come with unwanted sugar, artificial sweeteners and additives. For those looking for plant-based options, finding quality bars can be even more difficult so we’ve made it easier for you.
We’ve rounded up the top five, all free from artificial colors, sweeteners, and fillers. Made with as many simple and whole food ingredients as possible, each option has at least 10 grams of plant-based protein and no more than 10 grams of sugar. Plus, there are gluten-free and paleo friendly options, too.
Grab one of these vegan protein bars next time you’re looking for a quick clean fuel that will satisfy your body and your taste buds.
5 Best Vegan Protein Bars
REDD Plant Based Protein Bar
REDD Plant Based Protein Bars combine hemp, pea, and pumpkin seeds to provide 10 grams of plant-based protein in every REDD protein bar. Naturally sweetened with dates and monk fruit extract, you won’t find more than 5 grams of sugar in these bars. While the ingredient list is a little bit longer than we’d like, REDD bars have added probiotics and prebiotics (aka fiber that feeds the probiotics) to support a healthy gut and adaptogens for an extra heath boost.
REDD Plant Based Protein Bar, $22.50 for a pack of 8
Truwomen Plant Fueled Bars
Craving something sweet but need fuel that will actually last? Then you need to try Truwomen Plant Fueled Bars’ fun dessert-inspired protein bar flavors like “Oh Oh Cookie Dough” and “Daydreaming About Donuts.” Brown rice protein and nuts pack in about 12 grams of protein per bar. Cassava flour made from the yuca root vegetable provides soft, chewy texture without grains or gluten. Bonus: Truwomen is run by women for women (but men and kids will enjoy these too!)
Truwomen Plant Fueled Bars, $29.99 for a pack of 12
Aloha Organic Protein Bar
Aloha uses simple ingredients to create an ideal balance of protein, fiber, and fat to keep you full and satisfied. Pumpkin and brown rice protein, nuts, and seeds are combined to provide about 14 grams of protein per bar. Added tapioca fiber means you get almost 13 grams of filling fiber, too. With each of their protein bars providing about 240 calories, you should think of this option as a mini meal rather than a snack.
Aloha Organic Protein Bar, $22.16 for a pack of 12
Good! Snacks Protein Bar
A protein bar that tastes good and is good for you. Good! Snacks Protein Bars‘ blend of fava bean and brown rice provides 15 grams of plant-based protein in crave worthy flavors like cookie, chocolate peanut butter, birthday, and blueberry. With about 10 grams of sugar per bar, this one is a slightly sweet option, but its soft texture and creamy coating will definitely satisfy.
Good! Snacks Protein Bar, $19.99 for a pack of 12
Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Bar
Pea protein plus a variety of nutrient dense nuts and seeds like almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chia seeds provide 14 grams of protein in every Clean Lean Protein Bar. With an ideal balance of protein, fats, and carbohydrates, you’ll get the fuel you need to feel your best and take on the day.
Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Bar, $39.99 for a pack of 12