Need some THM on plan protein bars that you can buy at the grocery store? You are in luck, there are quite a few options!
It happens to us all. We end up working late, get stuck at the ball field all day long or simply decide to go grocery shop on an empty stomach.
You end up hangry and ready to inhale anything you can find. On plan what? You don’t even care. But you know you will regret an off plan choice later once those hunger pains wear off.
Or if you have you life together (unlike me!), you might be looking for a THM on plan protein bar that you can stash in your car, purse and desk drawer to always be ready for a protein emergency!
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11 THM On Plan Protein Bars
Protein bars are tricky because most store bought protein bars have a lot of off plan ingredients, fillers and sweeteners.
But that doesn’t meen you are doomed to a life of making homemade protein bars! There are still lots of options that are either fully on plan or approved as a THM personal choice.
Here are your choices!
THM S Protein Bars
Kiss My Keto Bars (S)- You can find these on Amazon, Kroger, Walmart, Sams, Sprouts or Vitacost.
THM Protein Pleasure Cookie (S)- From Official THM Store
Epic Bars (S)- While these are not your traditional protein bar, they are indeed packed with protein, portable and ready to eat!
THM Personal Choice Bars
Think Thin (S)
Quest (watch for those sweetened with Sucralose. Those are not even allowed as a personal choice). Here are the ones sweetened with only on plan sweeteners (S): Chocolate Hazelnut, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Sprinkled Doughnut, Cinnamon Roll, Double Chocolate Chunk, Lemon Cake, Mocha Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Brownie Smash.
Kirklands Protein Bars (from Costco – S)
B-Up Bars (S)
Built Bars (FP)
Love Good Fats Bars (S) – Not highly endorsed due to the syrups.
Kind Bars (S) the dark chocolate and sea salt variety is your best option with this one.
Are Larabars THM Approved?
Larabars are not on plan. Although the THM app does say that they could be used as a rare personal choice if you are pregnant, nursing or at goal weight (and it would be a XO). The reason that Larabars are NOP is because it is dried fruit combined with fats.
The dates & dried fruit are likely to spike blood sugar.
What about the other fruit bars that are on the market? Most of these will still be a personal choice because of the concentrated fruit which is higher in natural sugar but there are some decent choices.
And I’m always going to say that any of these are better than a candy bar or a drive thru burger! So if it is between eating this or making a really bad choice, eat the fruit bar.
- Pressed by Kind (E) – These are low in fat and fit in the carbs for an E meal. They are also date free which I like and contain only on plan ingredients. But at only 1 gm of protein, you will have to add in a protein source.
- That’s It (E) – These contain only 2 on plan ingredients and are date free. Same as above, they are low in fat and fit the carbs but you will need protein.
Again, these have fruit in a concentrated amount so I wouldn’t make a daily thing out of these. But to keep in your purse in case of emergency? I feel good about it.
Need More Easy & Store Bought THM Options? Check out these Trim Healthy Mama buying guides:
- THM On Plan Peanut Butter
- THM On Plan Jelly
- 23 Store Bought Desserts on THM
- THM Store Bought Bread
- On Plan Chips and Crackers