20 Flavors to Look for in Paleo Protein Bars

20 Flavors of Paleo Protein BarsIf you want to make the switch to a healthier protein bar, you may think you are short on choices. I mean, when they take out all of the sugars, wheat and other processed garbage of regular protein bars – what’s left, right?

Surprise! 

You may be surprised to find that there are plenty of options (way more than 20, actually, when you consider meats, nuts and seeds as having their own unique flavors). Whether you are looking for a raw food bar, an all-organic product, a gluten-free snack or a paleo protein bar, there are lots of flavor options that you might have never seen before on store shelves.

Seeing how many options we have already, I’m sure there are more to come. Some probably pretty crazy – but I’m ready to try them all.

What Will You Like Better?

What’s interesting is that once people taste these outrageous and interesting flavors, they find that they prefer them over the sugary-sweet chocolate fudge, caramel and cookies-n-cream stuff that seemed so good before.

Flavors… with Benefits!

If you don’t know already, many of these flavors have additional benefits  – on top of making the snacks taste good. For instance, cinnamon helps with blood circulation, cacao is rich in antioxidant compounds, sage contains vitamin K and coconut is a healthy fat (just to name a few). Here’s a short list:

Health Benefits of Foods, Spices and Flavorings:

  • Apple is a source of quercetin (red apples)
  • Blueberry is a source of phytonutrients (anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories)
  • Cacao is rich in antioxidant compounds
  • Cherry helps reduce muscle inflammation and soreness post workout
  • Cinnamon helps with blood circulation
  • Coconut is a healthy fat that helps boost immune system
  • Coffee Bean contains caffeine
  • Cranberry is a source of phytonutrients (including quercetin)
  • Dates is a source of dietary fiber, vitamins A, K and more
  • Habanero contains capsaicin which acts an anti-inflammatory agent in the body
  • Mango is high in vitamin A
  • Mint is a natural stimulant, also aids in digestion
  • Orange Peel is a source of dietary fiber to help with digestion
  • Raspberry is high in vitamin C
  • Raw Honey has anti-fungal properties
  • Rosemary is a source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6
  • Sage contains vitamin K Vanilla is an anti-inflammatory

See what I mean? Below are paleo protein bars that have these flavors. Sure, these bars contain small amounts of these ingredients, so don’t expect all health ailments to disappear (I know you didn’t), but they sure are better than high fructose corn syrup combined with partially hydrogenated soybean oil!  So go ahead, taste one:

Bars with Apple:

Bars with Apricot:

Bars with Banana:

Bars with Blueberry:

Bars with Cacao:

Bars with Cherry:

Bars with Cinnamon:

Bars with Coconut:

Bars with Coffee Bean:

Bars with Cranberry:

Bars with Dates:

Bars with Habanero:

Bars with Mango:

Bars with Mint:

Bars with Orange Peel:

Bars with Raspberry:

Bars with Raw Honey

Bars with Rosemary:

Bars with Sage:

Bars with Vanilla