Wednesday, September 16, 2015
It is easy when you find yourself away from home and starving to stop at a convenience store for a snack. Protein bars are plentiful almost everywhere. Be sure to check the label for nutritional information for more than just protein. I checked three. One of the bars (chocolate chip cookie dough flavor) is delicious and does have 20 grams of protein. That's a big serving of protein for about 190 calories. Of the 190 calories, 70 are fat calories which includes 3 grams of saturated fat. The second was a favorite of mine many years ago. That is until I realized for 240 calories I consumed 26 grams of sugar. Hey, they should taste good. A third one, again depending on flavor choice, can cost 200 calories with 120 of them fat calories. You also get 10 grams of sugar for the 7 grams of protein. Some bars have artificial sweeteners which might leave you with a sick stomach. I am not against protein bars. I just bring this to your attention so that you pay attention to the nutritional label. Be sure to get what you want as the name can be deceiving. When I am going to be away from home, I take snacks with me packing my little cooler if necessary. Even on Sunday morning I have half an apple before church and some almonds after. No fidgeting in church because I can only think of my hunger.