Top 10 Low Carb Protein Bars

If you’re not an athlete looking to fuel your body with carbs that you can later burn, you should check out some of the low carb protein bars. But don’t let yourself be fooled by plainly looking at the nutrition facts. One bar may have 30 grams of carbohydrates, weighing 80 grams, and the other could have only 20 grams of carbohydrates at a bar weight of 45 grams. The key is in the carb/gram column.

Which one is healthier for you? Yes, the one with 30 grams, because the carb per gram ratio is lower and you will probably not finish the whole 80 gram bar at once. So you’re only eating half, which is 15 grams of carbohydrates.

Do low carb protein bars taste good?

There’s actually a pretty good variety of bars in this Top 10 list. All taste levels are being met, starting with a beef jerky kind of bar at the very top. Probably not very comparable to the other 9 bars, but a good alternative for meat lovers. For people with a nutty preference (like me), the KIND bar is your top low carb choice. You like chewy bars with a good amount of protein? Check out the Ratio Bar! Are you looking for a good candy bar taste? Oh Yeah Bar is your friend. Concerned about too many ingredients that you don’t understand? Then check out the Rise Protein bar and the brand new Oorja Bar. For a crispy and crunchy preference I would try the NoGii and Muscle Milk Crunch bar.

The chart below shows you a bunch of gluten free bars with low carbs and spotlights “Size” (net weight of the bar), Total Carbs and Carbs/gram. And if you would like to know where all the other bars are in comparison, check out the full list and sort by the carbs/gram column.

Total Carbs
Carbs/ gram
Kratos Protein Beef Zesty Pepper34g1g0.03
Ratio Protein Bar Peanut Butter Cup60g18g0.30
KIND Almond Walnut Macadamia w/ Peanuts40g13g0.33
Rise Protein+ Honey Almond60g20g0.33
OhYeah! Original Vanilla Toffee Fudge85g30g0.35
GoodOnYa bar Peanut Butter Chocolate57g20g0.35
Oorja Bar45g16g0.36
NoGii High Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate54g20g0.37
Muscle Milk Protein Crunch Chocolate PB81g30g0.37
Think Thin High Protein Creamy Peanut Butter60g22g0.37