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Favorite Protein/power Bar?
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Hello all, I just joined.

I consider myself to be a fit and very health conscious little celiac lady :)

I've been a fan of NoGii bars to fuel my workouts, but am starting to get sort of sick of them...

Can anyone suggest another brand or type of gluten-free power snack I can try?

Thanks in advance!

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Hello all, I just joined.

I consider myself to be a fit and very health conscious little celiac lady :)

I've been a fan of NoGii bars to fuel my workouts, but am starting to get sort of sick of them...

Can anyone suggest another brand or type of gluten-free power snack I can try?

Thanks in advance!

I like Organic Food Bar, the protein one. It's not the BEST tasting one ever, but it's pretty good.

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Not sure how much protein you want but Nugo Bars and Kind Bars very good.

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I love Larabars. Also most of the Tiger's Milk bars have no gluten ingredients. Last time I looked, the cruch flavor was the only one with gluten.

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There's a great company called You Bar ( youbars.com ) in which you can order your own custom bars. This is AWESOME news for anyone with specific nutrition needs--you can choose type of protein, add fiber if you want, pick which fruits or sweeteners or, well, the possiblilities are endless! There's even an option to click on where they tell you if the bar you've chosen will be tasty or not. Very cool. You have to order a whole box, of course, and they're a little pricey (about $3/bar) but well worth it in my book.

Another I really like is the Simply Bar, available on (can't say the name, but it rhymes with cramazon.com ). These are high protein, low cal, easy on the stomach and very durable (they don't melt in your backpack). They are very mild tasting--not thrilling, but not objectionable tasting either. But if I want a more delicious bar, I go for a Larabar or a Kind Bar.

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I love Lara Bars, but if you look on the label they don't have very much protein. :( Too bad, otherwise I'd eat them more.

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There's a really good protien bar called Quest protien bar. Google it.

They use all natural ingredients. It has 20 grams of protien per bar...they use whey powder to get the protien. They are really chewy it's like caramel. They also have tons of fiber (78% of the fiber you need for the day) and they are gluten free. So try em. They are great!

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I love Lara bars and Kind bars, both are all natural and have lots of protein, obviously varies with the type you choose. The LaraBar nut rolls are pretty good too, well worth a try! 😄

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there's a brand call Zing bars. they have gluten-free/DF bars as well as bars with whey protein. i get their DF/gluten-free bar and they are AMAZING! here is a link to get more info about them. i buy them at sprouts market and whole foods. http://zingbars.com/flavors-and-types/

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I agree all the bars mentioned in prior posts are very good.. But I have one that I think as many others is tops...... Its called "comfort bar" comes in three flavors the only drawback is you have to order via the mail unless you are in the western states...

Flavors are white chic cherry chip ( favorite) Italian choc orange, & choc almond.... 8 large bare for 21.20 lots of protein... Just amazing....

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Not sure how much protein you want but Nugo Bars and Kind Bars very good.

beware: depending on your sensitivity, these bars probably contain gluten at some level http://www.nugonutrition.com/about/faq/

How does NuGo ensure our products are Gluten-Free?

The current proposed FDA standard for labeling a product gluten-free is testing to ensure it contains less than 20ppm of gluten. At NuGo, all bars that say gluten-free on the label have been batch tested to below 10ppm, a stronger standard than the FDA recommends. We manage allergens strictly during manufacturing, and all shared equipment is heat treated and cleaned before use with our gluten-free products in order for us to maintain the highest standard to ensure the products test below 10ppm.

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Not sure how much protein you want but Nugo Bars and Kind Bars very good.

Kind bars look good although i was a little confused by their answer from their FAQ:

5. Are KIND Healthy Snacks gluten-free?

Our products are tested for gluten and meet FDA’s proposed requirement of 20ppm (0.002%) of gluten. Our manufacturing plant is dedicated gluten free and has a strict allergen control program.

if your plant is dedicated gluten-free, would you even need to test? maybe they're just being very thorough.

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There's a great company called You Bar ( youbars.com ) in which you can order your own custom bars. This is AWESOME news for anyone with specific nutrition needs--you can choose type of protein, add fiber if you want, pick which fruits or sweeteners or, well, the possiblilities are endless!

a warning for the sensitive, the You bars are made in a facility with gluten: http://www.youbars.com/faqs

I have allergies; can you guarantee that what I order will not contain certain ingredients?

  • You may select the ingredients in your bar, however, your bar may contain traces of soy, wheat, eggs, milk, tree nuts & peanuts because our kitchen also processes items with those ingredients.

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There's a really good protien bar called Quest protien bar. Google it.

They use all natural ingredients. It has 20 grams of protien per bar...they use whey powder to get the protien. They are really chewy it's like caramel. They also have tons of fiber (78% of the fiber you need for the day) and they are gluten free. So try em. They are great!

for Quest, i talked to an online customer service agent. i asked them if their bars were processed in a gluten-free facility and they said "our bars are gluten-free". when i reiterated my question, they said "we do not use gluten-containing ingredients in our bars". so Quest is ok i guess?

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Another I really like is the Simply Bar, available on (can't say the name, but it rhymes with cramazon.com ). These are high protein, low cal, easy on the stomach and very durable (they don't melt in your backpack). They are very mild tasting--not thrilling, but not objectionable tasting either. But if I want a more delicious bar, I go for a Larabar or a Kind Bar.

here is the info from the simply bar website: http://www.thesimplybar.com/faq

  • Is The Simply Bar certified gluten-free?

    • Yes. The Simply Bar is certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) and is manufactured in a gluten-free environment to prevent cross-contamination. We follow strict manufacturing practices and screen all our products using R5-Elisa. At ‹5ppm of gluten, our delicious protein packed bars are both safe for our celiac consumers, as well as an excellent snack option. View our gluten free certification.

    [*]Is The Simply Bar facility Gluten-Free?


    • Yes. The Simply Bar facility is maintained within a gluten-free environment. It should be noted that our facility also manufactures oats. Oats are naturally gluten-free. However, there is some concern whether the oats are grown in a field that at some point grew other gluten containing grains. Rest assured, our oats are tested for gluten before and after each usage. View our gluten free certification

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i'm not here to be a party-pooper, i just want to save some time for us sensitive folks.

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Quest protein powder and bars are both gluten free, and low carb!

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Bar wise Julian bakery has some gluten-free and Dairy free low carb protein bars, really hit and miss some are terrible. But no gut issue from them. As for protein I  use a few on rotation, Post workout and meals I use Nutrakey V-Pro, MRM Veggie Elite, Oragain Vegan, Jarrow Optimal  in combination with Jarrow Rice, Jarrow Hemp, Pumpkin Seed Protein, Sancha Inchi Powder.   I use Growing Naturals plain in cooking sometimes.

Meal Replacements I use MRM Meal replacement and recently started using Pioneer Labs Celiac Support.

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Has anyone tried this product (Whole Foods carries it in the PNW)? http://www.omeganutrition.com/pumpkin-protein-powder-21-oz-epppp021

Its only ingredient is pumpkin seeds, which is appealing to me as I am allergic to soy/pea protein on top of celiac. The company says it's gluten-free and elsewhere states that all of their products are gluten-free/produced in a dedicated facility. Based on their other products, this seems to check out.

My only hesitation is that there is some flakiness on the website - the founder claims to be some sort of messiah (not joking) and they also claim to test their products for "longevity." Maybe I'm being a bit paranoid, but I'm a bit leery about trusting a company with something serious if that's their MO so to speak. Thoughts/experiences?

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3 hours ago, apprehensiveengineer said:

Has anyone tried this product (Whole Foods carries it in the PNW)? http://www.omeganutrition.com/pumpkin-protein-powder-21-oz-epppp021

Its only ingredient is pumpkin seeds, which is appealing to me as I am allergic to soy/pea protein on top of celiac. The company says it's gluten-free and elsewhere states that all of their products are gluten-free/produced in a dedicated facility. Based on their other products, this seems to check out.

My only hesitation is that there is some flakiness on the website - the founder claims to be some sort of messiah (not joking) and they also claim to test their products for "longevity." Maybe I'm being a bit paranoid, but I'm a bit leery about trusting a company with something serious if that's their MO so to speak. Thoughts/experiences?

That is the brand I use, screw all the other stuff he says. The fact is the pure pumpkin powder protein is really high in zinc, magnesium, and several key amino acids, fats, and various other nutrients. But it on amazon btw. the double or the 5lb are the best deals. It is one of the few proteins that help me to put on weight. Also a few tsp before bed makes you sleep quite deep when taken with a bit of almond milk.      You might also look into Hemp Protein, NOTE Jarrow is the only one that still makes gluten-free hemp protein. Everyone else says they might have blow over contamination from wheat. Oh if you need bars and also have issues with whey like I do Julian Makes some paleo bars. Flavor/texture can take some getting used to. Oh and if your alright with rice protein Nutrabiotic makes a full spectrum version enhanced with sprulina.

If you need links to places on where to find these at the best price message me I will see if I can track down some deals.

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Thanks Ennis_TX! That's what I was hoping to hear :)

I've never been a big protein powder user even pre-diagnosis despite being a fairly high level endurance athlete, so my awareness of what's out there is low. I've always preferred "real food," however, I was trying to find a protein powder because I have some extended job-related travel coming up, and wanted a shelf-stable, safe protein source. I like that this one only has no flavouring agents/nutritional additives and sunflower seeds are an inherently nutritious real food.  The price for this powder is actually pretty good in my area as the company is based in Vancouver/Bellingham, which is where I live.

I don't much care if the taste or texture is horrible as long as it doesn't make me sick!  Just wanted to make sure that this was the case. Thanks for the hemp protein suggestion as well.

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13 hours ago, apprehensiveengineer said:

Thanks Ennis_TX! That's what I was hoping to hear :)

I've never been a big protein powder user even pre-diagnosis despite being a fairly high level endurance athlete, so my awareness of what's out there is low. I've always preferred "real food," however, I was trying to find a protein powder because I have some extended job-related travel coming up, and wanted a shelf-stable, safe protein source. I like that this one only has no flavouring agents/nutritional additives and sunflower seeds are an inherently nutritious real food.  The price for this powder is actually pretty good in my area as the company is based in Vancouver/Bellingham, which is where I live.

I don't much care if the taste or texture is horrible as long as it doesn't make me sick!  Just wanted to make sure that this was the case. Thanks for the hemp protein suggestion as well.

What kind of prices you get on the 5lb bags, and top it off with shipping how much would you charge me lol. I get about 4months out of a 5lb bag for $95-$98 total.   PS Julian bakery has recently come out with a beef protein isolate bar that is gluten, soy, dairy, and Pea protein free. Bar is Paleo so no legumes, grains, etc. Also they have Pegan bars or something like that that use pumpkin seed protein. Not tried either yet myself, I know the egg white protein bars they had were hardly palatable but I used them for a few years when I had a pea/legume intolerance my first year or so gluten-free.   -_- the peanut issues still lingers from that.   I have cases of these bars still in the freezer emergency/apocalypse type thing.

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