Soy-free protein bars are needed for those with intolerances to soy. Soy is a common allergen and also many have an intolerance to this food. It is found in many processed foods. Like sugar, it can be disguised as other names including but not limited to the following:
- Glycine max
- Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
When in doubt look for the words “soy free” on the label. Be sure there are also no cross contaminants in your protein bars to avoid any exposures. Here are some soy-free protein bars you can try.
Below are our picks for gluten- and soy-free protein bars. Looking for dairy-free or other food allergens? Find them here.
Pro-Bar is is gluten and soy-free bar with organic ingredients. The protein comes from nuts, seeds, nut butter(s), and gluten-free grains. They have 9 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber. The bars provide healthy fat from chia and flax seeds.
These bars contain added sugar and it is important to point out that there are two servings in one package. So if you eat the whole bar you are getting quite a lot of sugar.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Yeah! Bars are plant-based protein bars made from hemp seeds and hemp protein. This bar provides some omega 3 fats from hemp and pumpkin seeds. These bars may have some cross-contamination with certain allergens (soy, wheat, milk) so you may want to avoid them if you have any issues. You can check the label as well.
If you are a fan of jerky Epic bars will be right up your alley. These bars feature various dried meats with seasonings and some fruit. You can choose from grass-fed bison, lamb, and beef as well as organic poultry, pork, and even salmon.
They have between 6 and 12 grams of protein per serving depending on the bar. They are flavored with fruit, seasoning, and some added sugar depending on the flavoring. Sugar runs between zero and 8 grams per serving. See individual bars for full nutrition information.
For those of you who are not into meat bars, Epic has come out with Epic Provisions EPIC Performance Bar. These bars are similar to RX bars featuring just a few ingredients. The protein comes from cage-free egg whites and nuts. There is no added sugar and has about 12 grams of protein per serving. This bar is a good choice for those who need soy-free options.
Primal Thin is a bar that has just 4 ingredients: organic grass-fed whey protein, prebiotic tapioca fiber, sunflower butter, and monk fruit extract. It is a high protein bar with 20 grams of protein and 18 grams of fiber.
Naked Nutrition Bars are gluten- and soy-free protein bars with only 7 ingredients. They have 15 grams of protein per serving. The protein comes from grass-fed whey protein. It is sweetened with brown rice syrup and grape juice concentrate. They have 12 grams of sugar per serving. It does supply a good amount of protein per serving but the sugar is also high and should be taken into account when looking at your overall sugar intake. It also contains almond flour and almond butter.
Final Thoughts on Soy Free Protein Bars below
These 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.
Other Picks for Gluten-Free Protein Bars below
Want to know what to look for in a protein bar? Check out the article post below.