Peanut Butter Granola
Atkins Protein-Rich Meal
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Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars

Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich 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.
  • They're low in sodium with just 240mg (10% DV) of salt.
  • They're a good source of fiber with 5g (20% DV) of fiber.
  • They're a good source of protein with 15g (30% DV) of protein.
  • They contain 12 added 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), and vitamin A palmitate.

Cons

  • They contain at least 3 added sweeteners: glycerin, maltitol, and sucralose. Sweeteners improve taste and are okay in moderation. However, sweeteners also add unnecessary calories, often make you hungry, and raise your blood sugar.
  • They contain soy protein isolate as an ingredient. Soy protein isolate is less nutritious than a whole grain. It also often contains unhealthy additives like aluminum and hexane. Some people are also allergic to or intolerant of soy products.
  • They contain "natural flavors" as an ingredient. Natural flavors are not necessarily bad but they do represent an unknown as they can be a variety of different ingredients. Ideally, it's better to be aware of all the ingredients you eat.
  • They contain at least 12 potential allergens: anhydrous milk fat, non-fat dry milk solids, partially defatted peanut flour, peanut butter, peanut oil, peanuts, roasted peanuts, soy lecithin, soy protein isolate, soybean oil, whey powder, and whey protein isolate.
  • They contain refined flour (oat flour and partially defatted peanut flour) instead of a whole grain equivalent. Refined flour is usually less nutritious than the whole grains, legumes, or nuts its made from. In addition, flour generally raises your blood pressure more than whole grains.

Our Rankings

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.

This is just our review.
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Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars Nutrition Facts

Calories in 1 Bar 210 11%
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Total Sugar Alcohols 11g
Protein 15g 30%
Calcium 350mg 35%
Iron 2mg 10%
Magnesium 32mg 8%
Potassium 70mg 2%
Vitamin A 1250 IU 25%
Vitamin B-12 1mcg 15%
Vitamin C 15mg 25%
Vitamin K 12mcg 15%
Zinc 2mg 15%
% Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet for healthy adults.

Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars Ingredients

SOY NUGGETS (SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, OAT FLOUR), ROASTED PEANUTS (PEANUTS, SOYBEAN OIL, SALT), GLYCERIN, PEANUT FLAVORED COATING (MALTITOL, PALM KERNEL AND PALM OIL, PARTIALLY DEFATTED PEANUT FLOUR, NONFAT DRY MILK SOLIDS, WHEY POWDER, PEANUTS, SALT, SOY LECITHIN, ANHYDROUS MILK FAT), HYDROLYZED GELATIN, POLYDEXTROSE, WHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, SUNFLOWER OIL, PEANUT BUTTER (GROUND, ROASTED PEANUTS), PEANUT OIL, CELLULOSE, VITAMIN MINERAL MIX [TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, CALCIUM CARBONATE, MAGNESIUM OXIDE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), SODIUM ASCORBATE, THIAMIN MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), CYANOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12), DL-ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), NIACINAMIDE, BIOTIN, D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, ZINC OXIDE, FOLIC ACID, CHROMIUM CHELATE, PHYTONADIONE (VITAMIN K1), SODIUM SELENITE], WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, GUAR GUM, SOY LECITHIN, SALT, SUCRALOSE.

  • Anhydrous Milk Fat
  • Artificial Flavors
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  • Biotin (Vitamin H)
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Cellulose
  • Chromium Chelate
  • Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
  • D-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5)
  • DL Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate)
  • Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)
  • Glycerin
  • Guar Gum
  • Hydrolyzed Gelatin
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Maltitol
  • Natural Flavors
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
  • Non-Fat Dry Milk Solids
  • Oat Flour
  • Palm Kernel
  • Palm Oil
  • Partially Defatted Peanut Flour
  • Peanuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Peanut Oil
  • Phytonadione (Vitamin K)
  • Polydextrose
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6)
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
  • Roasted Peanuts
  • Salt
  • Sodium Ascorbate
  • Sodium Selenite
  • Soybean Oil
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Sucralose
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1)
  • Tricalcium Phosphate
  • Vitamin A Palmitate
  • Whey Powder
  • Whey Protein Isolate
  • Rolled Oats
  • Zinc Oxide

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Questions & Answers

Are they vegan?

No. Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars are not vegan because they contain anhydrous milk fat, glycerin, hydrolyzed gelatin, non-fat dry milk solids, whey powder, and whey protein isolate.

Are they gluten-free?

Yes. Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars are gluten-free. All 46 ingredients are gluten-free.

Are they dairy-free?

No. Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars are not dairy-free because they contain anhydrous milk fat, non-fat dry milk solids, whey powder, and whey protein isolate.

Are they keto?

No. Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars are not keto because they contain non-fat dry milk solids, oat flour, and rolled oats.

Are they lactose-free?

No. Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars are not lactose-free because they contain anhydrous milk fat, non-fat dry milk solids, whey powder, and whey protein isolate.

Are they paleo?

No. Peanut Butter Granola Atkins Protein-Rich Meal Bars are not paleo because they contain anhydrous milk fat, glycerin, maltitol, non-fat dry milk solids, oat flour, partially defatted peanut flour, peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil, polydextrose, roasted peanuts, soybean oil, soy lecithin, soy protein isolate, sucralose, whey powder, whey protein isolate, and rolled oats.

Where can I buy Atkins Meal Bars?

Atkins Meal Bars are available at Amazon, Walmart, and Target.

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