Putting the Quest Nutrition Bar to the Test
The one downside about having a commute for work is that I am in my car a lot of the time. Inevitably, I am driving to see friends, going to late work events or teaching a class and I didn’t prepare enough food. I have tried quite a few things from just buying it as I go, packing super sized lunches and storing food in my car like a little squirrel.
I have found the latter option works best and I have a steady rotation of food bars in my back seat that further prove to passengers that I live in my car. The problem is, I try hard to be mindful of my sugar consumption and a lot of bars have a LOT of sugar.
A number of weeks ago, I announced that the Quest Bar bandwagon had been jumped upon.
A lot of my friends have been raving about them and even have been giving me samples along the way. I waited a while because they are not cheap, but here is why they have earned the primary role of sustaining me when I am too rushed to find food.
They have a lot of fibre, protein and few carbs. The bars that I picked up, the chocolate chip cookie dough, have the following nutritional stats:
Absolutely rocking nutritionally and they taste fantastic. Not as sweet as other bars but they have a great texture and are great when you are in a pinch.
Quest didn’t send me these, I paid full price for them because I want to make sure that I stay as healthy, lean and fit during my running off season as possible. It is easy to fall into bad habits in post-race recovery because your body is replenishing stores and is needing increased energy intake.
A few of my other go-to snacks are apples with almond butter, nuts and of course, a latte!
What are your favourite snacks to eat when you are on the road?
If you have tried Quest Bars, what is your favourite flavour?
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Hehe emphasis on the ‘full price’ – because they ARE pricey!! You know how I feel about Quest bars <3 <3 <3, and I love them for all the same reasons you've indicated. I think they actually made me run faster in my half marathon this summer because I knew I had one waiting for me at the finish line! 🙂
Ah – I know. And the reality is, this new addiction is all. your. fault!!!! 😛
Good to know! I haven’t tried these bars before, but I will definitely keep an eye out for them in future. My favourite go-to bar is the Vega One bar in chocolate. They are made with sprouted grains, nuts, plant based protein, a dose of greens and have zero added sugar (sweetened with dates!). Some people think they’re a tad chalky tasting, but I like them! But, like the Quest bars, they’re a bit pricey! I’ll be picking up a Cookie Dough bar next time I need one. As always, Thanks for the great info! 🙂
I will give you a sample of a bar when I see you next. You will love it, lady! I think the flavour I am going to try next is the double chocolate, because…chocolate. 🙂
HUGE quest bar fan! The peanut butter and jelly flavor especially- OH MY GOSH!!
I have never tried the peanut butter and jelly – this is a whole new world and I am a bit overwhelmed with all the goodness!! 🙂
Kristin C says
I just noticed that you wrote this a year and a half ago…ha! But if you haven’t already, try the white chocolate raspberry, the pb&j, the apple pie, and the cookies and cream! I love those and the chocolate chip cookie dough of course!