Catalyst 4 Fitness

Protein Bars and Protein Chips

Protein bars and protein chips can be part of a healthy lifestyle. You can either bake your own protein bars, cakes, and breads or choose to buy them. Prepackaged bars are not all the same though. Most are high in calories, laden with fat and sugar, and made with fillers and preservatives. This is why I recommend two brands – Quest and Power Crunch.

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In addition to their gluten-free protein bars, Quest makes protein chips that are baked, not fried. They are salty and crunchy like potato chips but without the corn oil, vegetable oil, sugar, salt, malt vinegar powder, dextrose (another form of sugar), and other non-natural ingredients that most contain. Instead, the first ingredient in Quest chips is protein and the second is potatoes. They are also gluten-free and soy-free. Perfect for you or your kids in their lunches or as after school snack.

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Power Crunch French Vanilla Creme protein bars are my go to for a quick breakfast or a sweet treat that leaves me satisfied and guilt free. I love a hot cup of coffee and a French Vanilla Creme bar in the morning. So much better than eating a sugary and fat filled donut that has no nutritional value. This protein bar reminds of vanilla creme wafers that I ate as a kid but soooo much better. Hard to believe that something that tastes this good can actually be good for you!

— Eileen H.

I am a big fan of the Power Crunch and Quest bars!!! I always have one either in my lunch bag or in my backpack. If I forget to pack it, I have this empty this feeling!!! I am on-the-go all the time and I try to make healthy food choices. I know I'm succeeding by eating one of these. There are a lot of other "protein" bars out there that I have tried, but...after I eat a Power Crunch or Quest bar it keeps me full and keeps my energy level up! My new favorite is the White Chocolate Raspberry Quest bar!!!

— Sue C.

Power Crunch Bars are my go to snack when I'm craving something sweet.  Instead of reaching for candy, I grab a Power Crunch Bar. The new Salted Caramel flavor is delicious! It's the perfect combination of salty, sweet, and crunchy.  I love the Chocolate Mint. I freeze them for a better-than Thin Mint snack! I also like the Peanut Butter Fudge.  It's similar to one of my favorite candy bars, Reese's Sticks.  But unlike that candy, I get the chocolate, peanut butter, and crunchy combination I want, but not the guilt.

— Leisa F.

The new Power Crunch Salted Caramel bars are definitely worth a try!  I like them even more than the chocolate!  They are a perfect balance of sweet and salty. I eat them in the late afternoon because they fill me up until dinner.  They are my new "go to" protein bar.

— Kristi S.

I like the Chocolate Brownie Quest Bar. I don't feel hungry for a long time after eating it because of the combination of high levels of both protein and fiber, and low net carbs.

— Julie

I love the Peanut Butter Creme and Chocolate Mint Power Crunch bars.

— Donna C.

I like the Chocolate Brownie Quest bars. they travel well so it's much easier to prep and stay on plan when away from your home kitchen. I also tried the Salted Caramel Power Crunch bars. They are super sweet - a good alternative if you are craving sugar!

— Beth M.

I just ate my first Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quest bar - on the way home from Metabolic Explosion Training class. It was so good, and I usually prefer Power Crunch bars. The flavor reminds me of an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. I'd definitely eat this again!

— Eileen

I really, really, really liked the Blueberry Muffin Quest bars! I ate both at room temperature but will definitely bake into cookies when I get my full box!!!!

— Sue

OMG! The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quest bar is even better than I dreamed. I can't wait to get some more and make COOKIES!!! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest bars are a close second, but this is definitely my favorite flavor!! It seriously tastes exactly like an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

— Erika S.

Tonight I tried the Blueberry Muffin Quest bar after Metabolism Explosion Training class. It was really tasty. I ate half at room temperature and microwaved the other half for 10 seconds. Warming it up really made it taste like a yummy sweet treat. Reminded me of a blueberry pop tart or muffin. It's good! I bet the bar would be delicious baked into cookies! If you like blueberry, you will like this bar.

— Eileen

I love the Mocha Creme Power Crunch! I don't like coffee but I love Graeter's mocha chip ice cream. The Power Crunch bars are a great substitute. I put the Mocha Creme bars in the freezer and eat them when I'm craving ice cream.

— Leisa

The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quest bars are amazing, and as you know, I'm not even a fan of oatmeal.

— Tamara R.

The Salted Caramel Crisp Power Crunch bars are so delicious and addicting! I love them and eat them as a treat/dessert that doesn't wreck my Meal Plan.  They are also great to take with you when traveling.  I just put a couple in my carry on just in case I get hungry during layovers or want a small snack on the plane.

— Kim L.

The Mocha Creme Power Crunch bar is a healthy alternative to a wafer candy bar, and tastes just as good, especially when frozen.

— Roz

A frozen Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Quest Bar is soooooo good. It's like eating homemade cookies while satisfying my craving for something sweet!

— Roz G.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Quest bars are a family favorite. I make sure our college kids always have some on hand.

— Leisa

I was kind of skeptical about the Peanut Butter & Jelly Quest Bar but I tried it and loved it. It tastes more like a peanut butter bar with a hint of fruit as opposed to a PB&J sandwich. I ate it out of the package but I'm sure it could be frozen too.

— Julie M.

I am so excited about the Quest Chips. What a great way to get your salt fix without the guilt! I really liked the sea salt - and am excited to try other flavors. They are super crunchy and satisfyingly salty. ;)

— Beth M.

OMYumminess!!!! Wow! So I'm in Kroger parking lot and thought oh I'll just try one BBQ protein chip, that lead to several, then I had to force myself to stop.... Holy guacamole!! The barbeque flavor is awesome!!! I cannot wait to order a box or 4!!!!

— Sue C.

I loved the Rocky Road Quest bar!! It is one of my top favorite flavors!

— Sue C.