Atkins Meal Bars

Our Top Ranked Atkins Meal Bar: Blueberry Greek Yogurt Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars

Atkins Meal Bars Review

TLDR

We'd recommend a different brand of protein bars because Atkins Meal Bars have too many questionable ingredients.

Pros

  • They're very convenient when you don't have time to prepare a real meal.
  • They're very convenient during a workout or hike when your hands are dirty.

Are Atkins Meal Bars healthy? Are they good for you?

We believe Atkins Meal Bars are healthier than fast food, potato chips, and other kinds of food. However, we believe there are healthier brands of protein bars like RXBars, Kind Bars, or Rise Bars. There are too many different kinds of sweeteners and just a ton of ingredients overall. Healthier brands have simple ingredients that are mostly whole foods.

How Our Ratings Work

Our ratings are based on ingredients and nutrition facts. In particular, we look for:

  • Limited Sodium: Some sodium is required for a healthy diet. However, excess salt can increase blood pressure, which can lead to cardiovascular issues.
  • Limited Stimulants: Stimulants are okay in moderation and most food has way less caffeine than a cup of tea or cup of coffee. Caffeine also might have some health benefits. With that said, caffeine can cause nutrient depletion of important nutrients, like vitamin B6, and interfere with nutrient absorption of essential minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium and B vitamins.
  • Limited Sweeteners: Sweeteners improve taste and are also okay in moderation. However, per Harvard Medical School, refined, concentrated sugar consumed in large amounts rapidly increases blood glucose and insulin levels, increases triglycerides, inflammatory mediators and oxygen radicals, and with them, the risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses.
  • No Artificial Flavors: An artificial flavor is a chemical mixture that imitates a natural flavor in some way. We believe in eating natural instead of artificial whenever possible.
  • No Sugar Alcohols: Sugar alcohols are known to cause digestive issues and might actually contribute to weight gain despite having fewer calories than natural sweeteners.
  • Simple, Whole Food Ingredients: We believe in eating whole foods vs. highly processed foods with synthetically derived ingredients.

Disclaimer About Our Ratings

  • We haven't rated every possible product. Our system favors products with accessible nutrition information and product details.
  • Nutrition data is limited. For example, we can't always tell whether carbohydrates are derived from sugar or whole grains. We also can't tell if ingredients are from quality sources.
  • "Healthiness" is subjective, personalized, and opinionated. There's still a lot of unknowns about nutrition and an ideal diet is often different for different people.

Healthiest Atkins Meal Bars

Blueberry Greek Yogurt Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars

1. Blueberry Greek Yogurt Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 8g 200mg 22g 14g
  • Dairy: greek yogurt powder
  • Fibers: cellulose, inulin, polydextrose
  • Fat: palm kernel oil, sunflower oil
  • Fruits: apple juice concentrate, blueberries, coconuts, dehydrated blueberries
  • Grains: rice flour
  • Legumes: soy lecithin
  • Nuts: almonds
  • Other: artificial flavors, calcium carbonate, lactic acid, magnesium oxide, malic acid, natural flavors, sodium ascorbate, water, zinc oxide
  • Protein: hydrolyzed gelatin, whey protein concentrate
  • Spices: salt
  • Sweeteners: acesulfame potassium, glycerin, maltitol, sucralose
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), biotin (vitamin H), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), D-calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), folic acid (vitamin B9), niacinamide (vitamin B3), phylloquinone (vitamin K1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A palmitate
Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars

2. Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
210 11g 240mg 18g 15g
  • Dairy: anhydrous milk fat, non-fat dry milk solids
  • Fibers: cellulose, guar gum, polydextrose
  • Fat: palm oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil
  • Grains: oat flour, rolled oats
  • Legumes: partially defatted peanut flour, peanuts, peanut butter, roasted peanuts, soy lecithin
  • Other: artificial flavors, calcium carbonate, chromium chelate, magnesium oxide, natural flavors, sodium ascorbate, sodium selenite, tricalcium phosphate, zinc oxide
  • Protein: hydrolyzed gelatin, soy protein isolate, whey powder, whey protein isolate
  • Seeds: palm kernel
  • Spices: salt
  • Sweeteners: glycerin, maltitol, sucralose
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), biotin (vitamin H), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), D-calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), folic acid (vitamin B9), niacinamide (vitamin B3), phytonadione (vitamin K), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A palmitate
Cookies n' Crème Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars

3. Cookies n' Crème Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
200 11g 200mg 22g 14g
  • Dairy: cream, non-fat dry milk, salted butter
  • Fibers: inulin, polydextrose, soluble corn fiber (resistant maltodextrin)
  • Fat: palm oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil
  • Legumes: soy lecithin
  • Other: artificial flavors, magnesium oxide, natural flavors, sodium ascorbate, titanium dioxide, water, zinc oxide
  • Protein: hydrolyzed gelatin, soy protein isolate, whey protein isolate
  • Seeds: palm kernel
  • Spices: salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa butter, cocoa powder, unsweetened chocolate
  • Sweeteners: acesulfame potassium, glycerin, maltitol, maltitol syrup, sucralose
  • Vegetables: tapioca starch
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), biotin (vitamin H), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), D-calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), folic acid (vitamin B9), niacinamide (vitamin B3), phylloquinone (vitamin K1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A palmitate
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars  [Read Review]

Calories Fat Sodium Carbs Protein
210 10g 330mg 19g 16g
  • Dairy: anhydrous milk fat, non-fat dry milk, whole milk powder
  • Fibers: guar gum, inulin, pea fiber, polydextrose, xanthan gum
  • Fat: palm kernel oil, palm oil, sesame oil, soybean oil
  • Grains: corn starch
  • Legumes: partially defatted peanut flour, peanuts, peanut butter, roasted peanuts, soy flour, soy lecithin
  • Other: artificial flavors, baking powder, magnesium oxide, natural flavors, sodium ascorbate, water, zinc oxide
  • Protein: hydrolyzed gelatin, soy protein isolate, whey powder, whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, yeast
  • Seeds: palm kernel, sesame seeds
  • Spices: salt
  • Stimulants: cocoa powder
  • Sweeteners: acesulfame potassium, glycerin, maltitol, rice syrup, sucralose
  • Vegetables: tapioca starch
  • Vitamins: ascorbic acid (vitamin C), biotin (vitamin H), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), D-calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), DL alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E acetate), folic acid (vitamin B9), niacinamide (vitamin B3), phylloquinone (vitamin K1), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), vitamin A palmitate