Written by: ASN



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We all love a good snack, whether we’re reaching for a bar of chocolate or hiding on the couch with a box of crispy chips, when those afternoon snack cravings hit, it is far from easy to resist.

Well, you can put aside those guilty feelings and shed that snack o’clock shame with a satisfying solution that can support your fitness goals. And in case you were wondering, we’re talking about protein bars!

Capable of supporting your body in a number of ways, protein bars are the perfect on-the-go nutrient boost, and can quash those afternoon cravings with a treat that tastes just as good, and far more effective.

So, without further ado, here are the best protein bars Australia has to offer to support all of your health goals.

Best Protein Bars for Weight Loss

If your main goal is to fuel your weight loss journey and you’re looking for the best protein bars to aid you, then you can’t go wrong with The Man Bar & The Lady Bar.

Brought to you by the same brand that created everybody’s favourite Man Shake & Lady Shake, these protein bars are delicious, high in protein and perfect for helping you cure that afternoon snack craving.

Guilt-free, gluten-free and low in calories, these healthy alternatives to your typical Cadbury chocolate bars and come in a range of flavours that will keep your mouth watering (and wanting more). If you’re looking to pick away at those weight goals or simply add fuel to your workout with a delicious protein snack, The Man Bar & The Lady Bar are at your disposal.

Best Low-Carb Protein Bars

A quick, convenient snack with low carbs sounds fantastic, right? Well, at ASN, we’ve got you covered with a range of delicious protein bars that are low in carbs and high in protein. With so many to choose from, we’ll narrow down the best low-carb protein bars.

You can never go wrong with My Muscle Chef, who is an industry leader when it comes to delivering high-quality protein snacks. They’ve nailed it again with their delectable Low Carb Bar that is free of gluten, friendly to vegans and loaded with protein and healthy fats. It’s a win for us! These flavoursome treats can support your strength, enhance your recovery, and are easy to consume on the go.

Alternatively, you can turn your attention to Body Science, who have formulated an enticing choice with their High Protein Low Carb Plant Bar.  This bar is quite notably one of the best vegan protein bars Australia has to offer! This tempting treat is low-carb, low-sugar, high in protein and vegan-friendly. It’s perfect for that on-the-go hit of protein when you need it.

Best Vegan Protein Bars

Speaking of vegan protein bars, you really can’t ignore Veego, who are one of the best in the business when it comes to creating plant-based supplements.

The Veego Plant Protein Bar is sourced from pea and rice protein and is gluten-free, dairy-free and packed with fibre. These all-natural protein bars come in three intriguing flavours that will be sure to satisfy your hunger.

Switch Nutrition have also thrown their hats into the ring with their delicious Snack Switch Bars, which are perfect for any occasion. These plant-based bars are gluten, soy and dairy-free, containing high-protein and organic ingredients that can contribute to muscle growth while supporting recovery.

Power Plant Bars by PranaOn are another appetising option if you need a quick snack on the go and are one od the best protein bars Australia has to offer. With over 15g of fibre per serving, these bars are kind to your digestive health and contain 10g of protein to assist with muscle synthesis and recovery. Really, what more could you want?

Best Low-Calorie Protein Bars

Maxine’s Burn Bar is perfect if you’re looking for a low-calorie snack containing only 124 calories per bar and a dose of thermogenic protein to support your weight goals. Low in carbohydrates, fats and sugars, this bar is a must-have if you’re looking to nibble on a low-calorie snack.

Best Protein Bars for Muscle Gain

Everybody loves cookies, which is why My Muscle Chef have decided to treat us with a delicious Protein Cookie that turns that snack-craving into something that supports your muscle goals. These cookies are oven-baked, with 25g of protein to help you maintain and build muscle mass.

If muscle gain is your primary goal and you’re looking for one of the best protein bars to support you, Muscle Nation’s Custard Protein Bar can boost your results with a formula that contributes muscle mass growth and maintenance, as well as tissue building and repair.

Best Protein Bars for a Keto Diet

Don’t worry if you’re on a Ketogenic diet; ASN have you covered with some of the best Keto protein bars on the market.

With an all-natural blend containing 21.3g of high-quality WPI and a unique blend of soluble fibre, Fibre Boost Cold Pressed Bars are clean, hand-made and cold-pressed, providing you with the perfect Keto snack when those afternoon urges hit.

Best Sugar-Free Protein Bars

Want to silence that sugar craving with a sugar-free alternative? These are the best sugar-free protein bars at your disposal.

If you’re a lover of protein bars but are looking for a delicious vegan protein bar alternative, then you won’t think twice about Prana's delicious Power Plant Barwhich contains refined sugars. Not only does this bar utilise natural coconut sugar, it is gut-friendly and is a great source of fibre.

The Run-Down

Simply put, if you’re looking for a convenient cure for when those snack o’clock cravings hit, pick up a protein bar (or cookie) and step towards your health goals with a guilt-free treat that will turn those snack urges into something productive.

If you need help finding the best protein bars to suit your needs or are looking for more information, our friendly staff can help you out online or in-store at one of our 34 Australian stores.