I've gotten into CrossFit lately (oy, I know) and I need to up my protein intake, but need a quick, portable way to consume it (turns out scrambled eggs aren't an easy snack to carry around) without being too heavy on soy, preservatives, or other gross ingredients.
- I bought my first box of RXBAR two weeks ago. It was all over the place and I saw it popping up in my friends' feeds too. I got the apple cinnamon flavor, and it is fragrant. People thought I had a new car freshener because I had two finished bar wrappers in my car! Texture is a little rubbery, but you get used to it (maybe was too hyped for me). It has all natural ingredients and "No B.S." I ate the whole box quickly and used them as snacks on-the-go before/after workouts.RXBAR is good ingredient wise. I find it pretty "rubbery" - exactly as Kunal said. But it's definitely better than anything with a ton of sugar alcohol in it (can upset stomach). I've had these a couple times when between workouts & need calories fast. Altho I think I'd probably prefer a banana + whey & water.
- OK yeah yeah, not a protein bar 😀. But I find this way better than any protein bar. The macros are ridiculous. 20g protein, 8g carb, 4g fat. Only 150 calories. Also I find it more filling than a protein bar / less likely to mess with my stomach. Easy enough to take "on the go" as long as there is a fridge around. I bring them everywhere (is that weird? whatever). The 0% is an OK option too. The problem with it though is it tastes so bad that you kind of have to add something to it (aka berries, granola... more carbs).I think we eat more than 50% of the same meals, Mike! I do Fage 0% with fruit, nuts, granola, and/or honey in any combination depending on what I have available. As long as you're eating it near a workout, the extras actually help give you a good boost. I'm not obsessed with calorie counting as much as i am with nutritional density, quality, and then macros/micronutrients (in that order).