This list of over 20 of the Best Protein Bars for Weight Watchers following the Freestyle, Blue, Green or Purple plans, details the Smart Point values per protein bar.
It details the calorie and protein content of each of the bars and also some information of where to buy them!
If you are looking for a Weight Watchers treat, you can't go wrong with one of these WW friendly protein bars. They come in a variety of different flavours and sizes to fit any taste and Smart Point budget.
With the recent influx of new protein bars on to the market, it can be quite confusing to know what bars are Weight Watchers friendly and what bars will blow your Smart Points out the window!
Hopefully this list of 20 of the most popular protein bars on the market will help you make sensible decisions.
The bars listed here range from 2 Smart Points per bar up to 8 or 9 Smart Points per bar.
They also vary widely on the amount of protein they contain and of course on the size of the bar.
The Smart Point values have been worked out using the official Weight Watchers App and are correct at the time of posting.
As ingredients, flavours and sizes of bars may change in time, it is always best to check the Smart Point values by scanning or entering the nutritional information into your WW App before eating.
The role of Protein in Weight Watchers
First of all, protein is a great way to curb hunger pangs!
It fills you up quickly and keeps you satisfied for longer - result!
Your body uses protein to build and repair tissue and can also use it as a fuel source.
Best of all, it is suggested that your body finds it more difficult to break down protein than fats or carbohydrate and therefore you work off some calories from the protein whilst you are digesting it!
I remember hearing something similar about eating celery (possibly an urban myth 😀 )! But I know which I would rather snack on!
If you are interested in learning more about protein in your Weight Watchers journey, take a look at this useful information from Weightwatchers.com
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These popular protein & energy bars are only available (at present) to buy online. There are lots of different flavours including Mint Brownie Delite, Lemon Chocolate Creme, Salted Caramel Chocolate and Coconut Chocolate Creme. A typical bar contains 110 calories and 15g of Protein. They work out at 3 Smart Points per bar.
These popular protein bars are available to purchase online and from large supermarkets such as Target and Walmart. Quest Bars come in a variety of flavours including Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Mint Chocolate Chunk. Bars contain between 180 & 210 calories and around 20g of protein. Their Smart Point values vary, with the Birthday Cake bar being 4 Smart Points and the Choc Chip Cookie bar being 5 Smart Points.
These NuGo Slim Protein Bars are available to buy online & from stores such as Whole Foods Market and Target. The slim bars come in a variety of flavours such as Crunchy Peanut Butter, Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Mint. The bars contain around 180 to 190 calories each and contain between 16g and 18g of protein. They work out at 5 Smart Points per bar.
Fiber One Protein Bars are available to buy from most large supermarkets in the US. They come in a variety of different flavours including Caramel Nut, Peanut Butter and Cookies & Creme. They are 140 calories per bar and each bar contains 6g of fiber. Most bars work out at 5 Smart Points per bar except for the Coconut Almond bar which works out at 6 Smart Points.
One Protein Bars
One Protein Bars from Oh Yeah are available to buy online or from stores such as Walgreens & 7 Eleven. They come in a variety of different flavours including Blueberry Cobbler, Chocolate Brownie and Cinnamon Roll. They vary in the amount of calories per bar but most contain 20g of protein. Smart Points vary per bar, with the Birthday Cake flavour being 6 Smart Points and the Almond Bliss being 7 Smart Points.
These Protein One Bars by the makers of Fiber One are available to buy from most large supermarkets as well as online. Each bar is 90 calories and contains 10g of protein and 1g of sugar. They come in a few different flavours including Strawberries & Cream, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate. Each bar is 2 Smart Points.
Premier Protein Bars
These bars, by the makers of the protein shakes seem to be very popular. They come in a variety of flavours including Chocolate Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate Mint and Yogurt Peanut Crunch. Each bar contains 30g of protein but the calories & saturated fats vary between the bars. The bars are big (72g) so have higher Smart Points compared to other bars which are often smaller. Smart Points vary between 8 & 9 per bar. The bars are available to buy from large stores such as Costco & Walmart as well as online.
These Detour bars have recently changed their name from Detour Simple to Protein Boosts. They come in 3 flavours, Caramel Peanut, Chocolate Chip Caramel & Salted Caramel Cookie Dough. They come in snack size and full size bars. The snack size bars contain between 110 & 120 calories and 10g of protein. The snack size Caramel Peanut bar is 4 Smart Points and the other 2 flavours are 3 Smart Points per snack bar. The full size bars are 6 Smart Points each. They are available to purchase online and from some larger stores.
WW Protein Bars
WW do a selection of very tasty Protein Bars. They come in three flavours, Snickerdoodle, Triple Chocolate and Chocolate Peanut Butter. They contain approx 90 calories and 7g of protein per bar. They are 3 Smart Points per bar and are available to buy online or from your local WW workshop.
WW Protein Stix
WW also do a selection of Protein Stix at 2 Smart Points per stick. They contain 70 calories and 7g of protein per bar and come in Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream and Chocolate flavours. They are available to buy online or from your local WW workshop.
These Pure Protein bars come in a couple of different sizes and a number of flavours including Birthday Cake, Chewy Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Peanut Caramel. They contain approx 200 calories and 20g of protein per 50g bar. The Birthday Cake, Chocolate Peanut Caramel, Chewy Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Peanut Butter bars are all 5 Smart Points per 50g bar. They are available to buy online & from some stores such as Kroger and target.
GNC Total Lean
These Lean Bars come in packs of 5 and come in 13 flavours including Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Yogurt and Vanilla Birthday Cake. They differ in calorie content but most bars contain 15g of protein. The Chocolate Peanut Butter bars are 5 Smart Point per bar and the Strawberry Yogurt and Vanilla Birthday Cake bars are 6 Smart Points per bar. They are available to buy from GNC stores as well as online at Amazon.
LUNA PROTEIN MINI
These Luna Protein Minis are available in two flavours LemonZest and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. The LemonZest bars (23g) contain 90 calories, 4g of protein per bar and work out as 3 Smart Points. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (30g) contain 120 calories and 8g of protein per bar and work out as 5 Smart Points. They are available to buy online.
These full size Luna bars (48g) come in a variety of flavours including LemonZest, Chocolate Peppermint Stick and Sea Salt Caramel. The bars contain approx 200 calories and contain 7g to 8g of protein per bar. Most of the bars, including Nutz over Chocolate, Chocolate Peppermint, S'mores and Blueberry Bliss are 7 Smart Points. They are available to buy from stores such as Walmart and Target and are also available to buy online.
These protein rich Mars Bars are available to buy online but are also widely available in stores in the UK. They contain 200 calories and 19g of protein and work out at 7 Smart Points per bar.
These protein rich Snickers bars are available to buy online but are also widely available in stores in the UK. They contain 199 calories and 18g of protein. The 48g bar is 6 Smart Points.
CLIF Nut Butter Filled
These Nut Butter Filled Clif bars have fewer Smart Points per bar than Clif Bars and Clif Builders Protein bars. They come in 7 flavours including Peanut Butter, Coconut Almond Butter and Caramel Chocolate Peanut Butter. They vary in the amount of calories and protein that they contain but the Chocolate Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter and Caramel Chocolate Peanut Butter flavours are all 8 Smart Points per bar. They are available to buy in stores and also to buy online.
These protein and 150 calorie bars come in 6 flavours including Chocolate Almond Brownie, Cupcake Batter, Salted Caramel and S'mores. They contain 150 calories per bar, 10g of protein and are 5 Smart Point each. They are available to buy online as well as from stores such as 7 Eleven and Target.
These wafer creme protein energy bars come in a variety of flavours including Wild Berry Creme, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Mint and Peanut Butter Creme. They vary in calorie content and contain between 13 and 14g of protein per bar. The Smart Point values vary between bars with the Red Velvet flavour being 8 Smart Points and the Triple Chocolate flavour being 7 Smart Points per bar. They are available to buy from stores such as Walmart but can also be purchased online.
These Kind protein bars come in a variety of flavours including Crunchy Peanut Butter, Double Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate Chocolate Cinnamon Almond. Each bar contains 250 calories and 12g of protein. They are 8 Smart Points per bar and are widely available in stores and also to buy online.
K Courtner says
I have used and like the Protein One bars, but they use Palm Oil in their products, so I'll be looking for alternatives.
Leanna Hillmer says
I am so happy to see that you incuded ONE baars. I discovered themm by accident hile moving, and with 21 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar, they will tide you over for lunch until your n3xt scheduled meal. I do not buy them for nacks, as they are a bit pricey, but Walmarts carries the for wer-than-conveni3nce store prices. (with the other bars at the pharmacy section.) Not mention3d here are my favorites which are blueberry cobbler and rhubarb cobbler. They, along with birthay cake, are not so sweet.
I buy one bar when I travel to the largest town near me. If I have lots of errands, I often find myself at 5 or 5:30 pm starving and still with stuff to do. So I buy a bar and eat it Yes, it is 6 points, but when I do get home i can make a salad for myself, and I havent gone to mMcDonalds or Arbys and eaten something really full of calories. That's my take on protein bars.
Kathy E. says
Thank You so much for this breakdown and all the work you do for those of us trying to stay on track!!