Our Fave Protein Bars to Get You Through Busy Days

With school back in full swing, things get real busy real quick.

Between classes, activities, and the occasional missed alarm, it can be hard to find time to prepare healthy, filling snacks. Luckily, we've managed to find the best bars out there so you can grab something equal parts healthy and delish when you're on the go.


Not only are GoMacro bars super-yummy, but the story behind them is also really cool. The company was started by a woman named Amelia and her daughter Jola after Amelia was diagnosed with cancer in 2003. Amelia used a healthy macrobiotic diet to help her fight breast cancer, leading the mother-daughter duo to create the GoMacro recipe in the kitchen of her family farm in Wisconsin. After beating cancer, Amelia and Jola decided to share their delicious, plant-based recipes nationwide. These bars come in lots of amazing flavors, have a deliciously doughy texture, are gluten-free, and come in several nut-free options as well. The Oatmeal Chocolate Chip is our personal favorite. It tastes like cookie dough. Pro tip: warm it up in the microwave for 15 seconds for ooey-gooey amazingness! 

GoMacro Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

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MadeGood Bars

MadeGood is an awesome company committed to sustainability and doing its part to help the planet. Their bars are a great option if granola bars are more your speed. They're also gluten, dairy-free and are made in a nut-free facility as well, making these bars accessible for everyone. The coolest part? These bars are filled with a whole serving of vegetables, but with their expertly crafted flavors, you'd never know. We're obsessed with the Cookies & Creme bar.

MadeGood Cookies and Creme Bar

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Tone It Up Protein Bars

These plant-based protein bars by fitness experts Karena and Katrina are not only totally scrumptious, but with 10 grams of protein per bar, they'll keep you full during busy days. We're particularly partial to the Birthday Cake flavor delicately drizzled with frosting and sprinkles, not to mention the packaging is so cute you'll feel totally chic pulling it out of your bag.

Tone It Up Birthday Cake Protein bars

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RX Bars

As depicted on the super-aesthetically pleasing packaging, RX Bars are packed with protein, made with egg whites, almonds, cashews and dates. They come in an array of scrumptious flavors and their all-natural, protein-rich ingredients are sure to satisfy hunger throughout the day. Our all-time favorite flavor is Chocolate Sea Salt, but keep an eye out for exciting seasonal flavors too.

RX Bar Sea Salt Chocolate Chip

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