Low Sugar Protein Bars for On the Go

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Low sugar protein bars can sometimes be hard to find. Limiting your intake of sugar can help manage the effects of stress and improve your health. This post is part of our article on the best gluten-free protein bars. Learn what to look for when choosing a protein bar.

Below are our picks for low sugar protein bars. Looking for a high-fiber or high protein bar? Learn more here.

Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Bar Cacao Coconut

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The Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Bar Cacao Coconut has less than 10 grams of sugar per serving and is sweetened by raisins, tapioca syrup, and brown rice syrup. It features organic and whole-food ingredients.

There are 4 grams of fiber that come from nuts and seeds. The inclusion of almonds, ground sesame seeds, chia, and sunflower seeds gives the bar a healthy dose of fat. The protein content is 13 grams and comes from a plant-based pea protein isolate. This bar also comes in a vanilla almond flavor.

Go Raw Raisin Sunflower Sprouted Bars
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Go Raw Raisin Sunflower Sprouted Bars are made of all organic ingredients. This bar contains just 1 gram of added sugar and 5 grams of protein and fiber that comes from sprouted buckwheat groats and sprouted sunflower seeds, sprouted flaxseed, and sprouted sesame seeds. It is sweetened with dates, raisins, and coconut sugar

Raw Crunch Bars


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Raw Crunch is another brand of gluten-free protein bars that uses nuts and seeds as a protein source. They are handmade bars that are soaked and dehydrated instead of cooked. This keeps all the nutrients and enzymes intact.

They are flavored with raw honey and have 3 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein. The bars come in 6 different flavors: blueberry lemon, dark chocolate, cranberry orange, chocolate cherry, goji berry, and mango coconut.

Rise Sunflower Cinnamon Protein Bar

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Rise Sunflower Cinnamon protein bars have 20 grams of protein. The protein content is whey protein. It is sweetened with cinnamon, vanilla, and honey with 15 total grams of sugar. Almonds give the bar 3 grams of fiber

Square Organics Bars


Despite its small stature (just 1.7 oz) Square Organics Bars offer a nice amount of protein. Depending on the flavor they run between 10 and 12 grams of protein. This plant-based protein is made up of whole grain rice protein. The sugar content runs from 9 to 13 grams and is sweetened with dried cane syrup, maple syrup, and brown rice syrup depending on the bar. These bars contain fat from nut butter(s), coconut oil, and nuts. As their name states, they are certificated organic and NonGMO.

They have two types of bars: peanut butter crisps and chocolate coated. The peanut butter crisp bars come in 3 flavors: vanilla crunch, chocolate chip, and toasted coconut. The chocolate-coated bars come in 7 flavors: mint, peanut butter, nuts & sea salt, cherry coconut, crunch, cookie dough, and coconut.

Final Thoughts on Low Added Sugar Protein Bars

Protein bars can be a good substitute for protein intake when on the go but they are no replacement for a healthy diet. It is important to get adequate nutrient intake from other protein sources and vegetables on a daily basis.

See Our other Picks for Gluten-Free Protein Bars below

Want to know what to look for in a protein bar? Check out the article below

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