So, I mentioned I love to eat at some point, right? Which means finding healthy foods that taste like delicious “cheat foods” is one of my hobbies. Enter Quest Nutrition. Their protein bars were recently voted America’s Favorite, and they deserve the title. Most bars have between 160-190 calories, 20g of protein and between 2-4g net carbs. They come in flavors that will make you drool, like pumpkin pie, chocolate chip cookie dough, white chocolate raspberry and cinnamon roll.
Their protein powders are even more desirable and just as nutritious. There are 8 different flavors: Peanut Butter, Chocolate Milkshake, Vanilla Milkshake, Strawberries & Creme, Cookies & Creme, Salted Caramel, Banana Creme and Multi-Purpose (for baking!). Priced at $40 for a large canister (28 servings), they’re not unaffordable, and the flavors are true to taste. Salted Caramel and Cookies & Creme are my favorites, but they all taste amazing. The powders are about 100 calories per serving, have less than 1g of sugar and have 20g of protein, from whey and milk. If you’re interested in the actual ingredients, here’s what’s in cookies & creme:
Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Micellar Casein, Milk Protein Isolate), Erythritol, Natural Flavors. Contains less than 2% of the following: Coconut Oil, Cocoa (processed with Alkali), Dextrin, Cellulose Gum, Cocoa Butter, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Soluble Corn Fiber (Prebiotic Fiber), Sunflower Lecithin, Sodium Caseinate, Sucralose, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia), Baking Soda. Contains: Milk-Derived Ingredients, Coconut.
These powders are high quality and will really help keep you full. When I get cravings for chocolate or other unhealthy sweets, I almost always turn to Quest to help me out (and sometimes I totally cave and eat what I’m craving, duh).
Quest is unique in that it makes a multi-purpose powder for baking and provides all kinds of recipes on its site for how to make protein-packed desserts, from cheesecakes to cookies to ice cream and more. They also make chips and pasta and are launching cereal bars soon, as well as some new protein bar flavors. I had the privilege of trying some of the new products before they are fully launched and can tell you that the waffle crunch cereal bar is made of DREAMS (and possibly waffles).
Quest is an all-around great nutrition brand and if you’re on the hunt for the perfect whey protein powder, you can’t go wrong with Quest. Everything they make feels like a cheat meal, and cheat meals are the real MVPs, so, Quest wins.
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