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Pro Bar Energy Foods Reviewed

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Fin lives in the Central Valley, where he is a student at CSUB. He writes in his free time and is interested in social issues and travel.

A comfortable evening under the stars

A comfortable evening under the stars

The Need for Healthy and Simple Foods

As someone who travels a lot and doesn't have time at work to have a prepared meal, I am looking for something that tastes good and doesn't require refrigeration.

ProBar claims to be just that. A healthy alternative to more conventional foods that tastes good and provides all the nutrients one needs.

I will review some of their products here, show you what they look like, provide some nutritional 411 and give you a breakdown.

It's up to you to decide if ProBar is for you

ProBar offers a variety of items which can serve as snacks or meals

ProBar offers a variety of items which can serve as snacks or meals

According to the Company

The company claims:

All PROBAR® foods, including Meal On-the-Go Bars, Protein Bars (formerly known as “Base”), live Bars, Bite Bars and Bolt Energy Chews are vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten Free and kosher.

ProBar claims to be good for those on the go too

ProBar claims to be good for those on the go too

Organic Energy Bar

The organic energy looks like a chunk of granola almost when you take it out of its package. There was a distinct sharp, but fresh aroma that was slightly reminiscent of oatmeal and honey.

I should mention that these foods are completely plant based which makes them vegan. That's a word that used to scare me, but now that I am becoming more health conscious, I recognize not everything has to taste like a hamburger.

The bar itself is pretty good, a soft consistency that you can break apart. It's able to keep in the package without refrigeration, so if you happen to be going on a long trip, or camping without an ice pack, this would be a good item to keep in mind.

the organic energy bar

the organic energy bar

Organic Energy Bar

Plus sides to this:

  • It's tasty and convenient, you don't have to do any prep work.
  • the item is portable
  • satisfying - your appetite is quenched
  • No sluggishness - you can get up and be active after eating.

Negatives

  • It's not a hot pizza
  • you probably could eat more than one
  • it might be too healthy

Nutritional Information

IngredientAmount

Total Fat

7g

Saturated Fat

1.5 g

Sodium

50 mg

Cholesterol

0

Carbs

19 g

Protein

5 g

Calories

150

Base Protein Bar

These items come in a variety of flavor options and in many ways resemble a granola bar covered in a delicious substance like chocolate or frosted yogurt.

They are convenient and fairly tasty. They make a good healthy, in between meals snack or can serve as a quick lunch. They are definitely filling and one will leave you satisfied.

As someone who doesn't have much time to eat at work I would definitely consider these a convenience. They can easily fit into your briefcase or purse and you don't have to worry about refrigeration. If you are camping, a small stack of these will provide you enough to eat during a weekend.

The one downside is that they are a little healthy and taste that way. In no way are they like a pepperoni pizza or chocolate brownie ice cream.

Nutritional Info

IngredientMeasure

Total Fat

9 g

Calories

290

Cholesterol

0

Carbs

34 g

Fiber

4 g

Proteins

20 g

Meal - Oatmeal Chocolate Chip

This almost seems like a larger version of the "Bite" bar.

Has the appearance and texture (almost) of granola. Flavorful, sweet without the excess sugar. These make great carry along to help curb hunger pains or provide nourishment when a meal is difficult to come by.

Some positives:

  • convenient
  • fresh tasting
  • pleasant aroma and appearance
  • satisfies an appetite

Some cons:

  • sometimes contains peanuts - for potential allergens
  • Small portions
  • Carbs and Sodium

Overall a pretty good choice - even for a snack.

Pro Bar Meal

IngredientAmount

Total Fat

21 g

Cholesterol

0

Sodium

115 mg

Carbs

44 g

Proteins

9 g

Calories

390

Happy Camping

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