Have you been searching the local markets and corner stores for a tasty, yet low calorie protein bar? Have you tried the Atkins Advantage bars yet? They are a great treat both for breakfast and at any time during the day when you need a quick pick-me-up, and the best part is they meet all of the requirements of the Atkins diet plan, so you know they’re healthy. In this article we will discuss these treats in a bit more detail and highlight some of the great things people are saying about them.
A Brief Description
As you probably know, the Atkins diet is most well-known as a low-carbohydrate, high protein diet, which is exactly what you’ll find with each Advantage bar. Depending on the type and flavor you opt for, each bar contains between 2-5 net grams of carbohydrates and contains both soy milk and milk protein. This combination will give you all the energy you need to make it through the day without taking in extra or unwanted calories.
Atkins Advantage bars can best be described as granola bars, although at least one type contains wheat and many others contain oats. For the really calorie-conscious, there are bars available that contain a mere 70 calories, but if it’s an extra shot of protein or sweetness you’re looking for you can choose chocolate or caramel bars that contain up to 230 calories as well.
Atkins bars are basically broken up into 4 categories, with several flavors available in each. In no particular order, these categories are:
• Original. These tasty Atkins bars were the first to hit the shelves and are still loved by all. Flavors in this category include Almond Brownie, Chocolate Coconut, S’mores and Chocolate Peanut Butter.
• Granola. Packed with energy-producing granola, they are a great snack to keep you going between meals. With three flavors including Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip and Peanut Fudge, the granola Atkins bar will always leave you satisfied.
• Morning. No time for breakfast? Morning Advantage bars, in flavors such as Cinnamon Bun, Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate Chip Crisp and Apple crisp, are a perfect way to ensure you and your family can have a healthy breakfast on the go.
• Caramel. For those who like a little “sweet” with their protein bar, these great tasting snacks are ideal. These bars come in four flavors including Fudge Brownie, Double Chocolate Crunch, Cookie Dough and Chocolate Peanut Nougat. One taste and you won’t believe you’re eating healthy.
The reviews have been largely positive, with most people lauding the products for their great taste and low calories. They can now be found in most grocery and health food outlets and with many taste combinations available you’re sure to find one you’ll immediately want to add to your low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diet.