I like the idea of protein bars because they are easy to eat on the run and theoretically, they make a healthy snack before or after exercise.
What I don’t generally like is how most of them taste, the ingredients they contain, or their prices.
There are definitely some exceptions (Lara bars, for example), but many so-called healthy energy bars are made with low quality ingredients such as soy protein isolate; they also often contain trans-fats.
Homemade protein bars (aka homemade granola bars), on the other hand, can be packed with nutrient-dense ingredients. They are also super easy to make. This healthy protein bar recipe is so simple to add to or change–just use your imagination to create your favorite customized healthy protein bars.