3 Decadent and Delicious Protein Bars That Will Get You in the Holiday Spiriton
Getting in the holiday spirit doesn’t mean you have to ditch your clean eating for snickerdoodles, gingerbread cookies, and other seasonal goodies.
Protein bars help you celebrate this time of year without wrecking your health goals. Your body will feel satisfied after filling up on whole-food ingredients and quality protein. So you may feel less tempted by the empty calories on the cookie tray (or indulge less if you do).
We know where you can find all the holiday flavors you’re craving without any of the bad stuff you’re avoiding.
The Top 3 Protein Bars to Get You In the Holiday Spirit
Our protein bars are a smart option during the holiday season, whether you’re trying to stick to your health goals or just prefer healthier holiday treats.
They’re not packed with artificial ingredients and loads of sugar. And they provide a fast, convenient choice to help you power through holiday shopping, cooking, gift-wrapping, and more.
So with all that being said, these are our top three favorite holiday protein bars:
#1. Gingerbread Protein Bar
We recently launched our newest holiday Rise bar flavor, Gingerbread Cookie:
With warm and delicious holiday spices like cinnamon, ginger, and clove, Gingerbread is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit and reach your fitness goals at the same time. One bar contains 16 grams of filling whey protein isolate:
You can savor this bar as a special treat during your busy week or as a post-workout protein boost. Stash one in your bag between celebrations to hold you over and help prevent overeating too.
Plus, there are only six ingredients in our Gingerbread protein bar — and you can actually pronounce all of them:
- Whey protein isolate
So you’ll capture all the cozy vibes of the season and satisfy your gingerbread cookie cravings, minus all the sugar and artificial ingredients that usually come with that.
Our next protein bar can also help you get in the holiday spirit while still maintaining your clean eating goals.
#2. Snicker Doodle Protein Bar
If your holiday cookie of choice isn’t a gingerbread cookie but rather a snickerdoodle, this protein bar has your name on it:
With hints of cinnamon, vanilla, and honey — and a nutty hit of almonds — our Snicker Doodle protein bar beats any ol' cinnamon sugar cookie. Since it’s loaded with 20 grams of satiating whey protein, one bar will help you feel fuller and for longer than a whole tray of snickerdoodles ever could.
You’ll find just five real-food ingredients in our Snicker Doodle protein bar: almonds, honey, whey protein, cinnamon, and vanilla. That’s it! So, once again, you can treat yo’ self this holiday season and still stay on track.
For a plant-based option, our five-ingredient Sunflower Cinnamon protein bar satisfies that warm snickerdoodle or cinnamon roll craving with 15 grams of pea protein. It’s nut-free and made with sunflower butter, cinnamon, and a hint of vanilla.
#3. Mint Chip Protein Bar
For readers ready to skip pumpkin-spice-everything and put up their Christmas tree in November, consider our Mint Chip protein bar your ticket to peppermint season:
Unlike other mint protein bars on the market, our decadent mix of rich chocolate and refreshing peppermint is the ideal balance of holiday flavors. Translation: No overwhelming toothpaste flavors here.
Similar to the other Rise bar holiday flavors on our list, you’ll score a healthy dose of protein (15 grams of whey protein isolate, to be exact) in each bar. This treat will keep you satisfied instead of ravenous for more sweets.
Besides whey protein, we only use four ingredients to craft our Mint Chip protein bar: almonds, honey, carob powder, and peppermint extract. So they’re a much healthier swap for holiday brownies and candy.
Which Holiday Rise Bar Flavors Will You Try?
With three delicious holiday Rise bar flavors to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one. So stock up on all three options, and you and your family may find it easier to say no to sugar and artificial ingredients during the holiday season.
Our protein bars are gluten-free, non-GMO, and soy-free. And they don’t contain any sugar alcohols, chemical ingredients, or preservatives. Now you can feel good about what you’re eating this holiday (in more ways than one!).
Let us know which flavor is your favorite! And don’t forget to pass this intel along to your friends and workout buddies too. Wishing you all the best this holiday season and beyond!