Alternative to Clif Bars

Alternative to Clif Bars

Interested in finding an alternative to Clif Bars? Wondering if there are healthier energy bars or protein bars with more protein or less fats?

We've asked that same question too, so we thought we'd create this article to see what alternatives there are to the Clif Bar.

First of all, we'll look in to what a Clif Bar offers nutritionally and then see what other bars can do better.

Every suggestion you see below has been taken from our ever growing food discovery tool which has over 1000 outdoor and sports food items, so if you don't find the alternative you're looking for here, head on over there to further filter and sort the entire database of foods to your hearts content.

 

What Makes A Clif Bar

Lets look in to what makes a clif bar, then we can compare it to other energy bars in the food database and see what options there are.

Below we have a handful of different Clif Bar bars, with their nutritional info, protein types and sugar types are added so that we can see exactly what they're made of and what they have to offer.

Disclaimer: These numbers below may change slightly over time as we add more Clif Bars to the food discovery tool, which we use to create such tables and suggestions. As we add more food items, all tables in articles like these automatically update, this will inevitably change the averages you see below.

This also means that every suggestion table showing alternatives will too be updated with new energy and protein bars that we add to the site, giving you more choice as time goes on.

Ingredients in a Clif Bar

The ingredients vary wildly from Clif Bar to Clif Bar. You can probably find a healthier bar within the Clif Bar range because they have so many offerings.

This means you can find vegan and vegetarian offerings and bars which are somewhat processed and others which are not, like the mix mojo bar.

They have a huge range of bars and ingredients that make up their energy bar and protein bar range, the best alternative to the Clif Bar you've always had, might be a different Clif Bar.

How Much Protein in a Clif Bar

The protein used in most of the Clif Bars is Soy with others using whey protein.

The amount of protein in the average Clif Bar is 17 grams and a protein per gram of 0.27g. 

The lowest amount of protein in a Clif Bar is 8 grams by the Clif Mountain Mix Mojo Bar and the most having 20 grams, the Clif Builders Bar range.

How Many Calories in a Clif Bar

The average amount of calories in a Clif Bar is 255 calories per bar with an average calories per gram of 4.12calories/g.

The lowest amount of calories in a Clif Bar is 190 calories and the most amount of calories is the Clif Builders Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter Protein Bar, which offers 280 calories per serving.

How Much Sodium in a Clif Bar

The average amount of sodium in a Clif Bar is 231.67mg which is 0.2grams of sodium per bar. With the least amount of sodium found in the Clif Mint Chocolate Almond Whey Protein Bar at 190mg of sodium and the most being the Clif Builders Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter Protein Bar which has 360mg.

How Much Sugars in a Clif Bar

If you are interested in the Clif Bar sugar content, here we break down the averages and what sugar content they have in them when looking at a few of their bars.

The type of sugars used in most Clif Bars are brown rice syrup, cane syrup and beet syrup. They use a number of sugar types throughout their range of bars and all in our current list of bars have added sugars.

The average sugar amount in a Clif Bar is 17.50g with a sugar per gram amount of 0.27g.

The Clif Bar with the least amount of sugar is the Clif Mint Chocolate Almond Whey Protein Bar with 5g of sugar. The Clif Bar with the most amount of sugar are all of the Clif Builders range, which have 22g of sugar each.

How Many Carbs in a Clif Bar

The average amount of carbs in a Clif Bar is 27.33grams with the least having 21 grams and the most 30 grams.

The carbs per gram therefore is quite high at 0.49g. This means the average Clif Bar is nearly half carbs.

How Much Fats in a Clif Bar

Plenty of fats can be had in a Clif Bar, the average Clif Bar has 9.5 grams of fat, with the least having 8g and the most having 12g. There isn't much in it when it comes to fats and Clifs range of bars.

The average fats per gram in a Clif Bar is 0.16g which means that the average has 16% fat density.

 

 

Diet Flavors Serving weight Protein source Sugar type Calories Calories per gram Sodium Sodium per gram Sugars Sugar per gram Carbs Carbs per gram Fats Fats per gram Protein Protein per gram
1 Clif Builders Bar Chocolate Protein Bar Clif Builders Bar Chocolate Protein Bar vegan, vegetarian, dairy free chocolate 68 grams oat, soy brown rice syrup, cane syrup, beet syrup 270calories 3.97 calories /g 200.00mg 2.94mg 22.00g 0.32g 30.00g 0.44g 8.00g 0.12g 20.00g 0.29g
2 Clif Builders Bar Cinnamon Nut Swirl Protein Bar Clif Builders Bar Cinnamon Nut Swirl Protein Bar vegan, vegetarian, dairy free cinnamon, nuts 68 grams soy beet syrup, brown rice syrup, cane syrup 270calories 3.97 calories /g 220.00mg 3.24mg 22.00g 0.32g 30.00g 0.44g 9.00g 0.13g 20.00g 0.29g
3 Clif Builders Bar Vanilla Almond Protein Bar Clif Builders Bar Vanilla Almond Protein Bar vegan, vegetarian, dairy free vanilla, almond 68 grams soy beet syrup, brown rice syrup, cane syrup 270calories 3.97 calories /g 220.00mg 3.24mg 22.00g 0.32g 30.00g 0.44g 9.00g 0.13g 20.00g 0.29g
4 Clif Builders Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter Protein Bar Clif Builders Bar Crunchy Peanut Butter Protein Bar vegan, vegetarian, dairy free peanut butter 68 grams soy beet syrup, brown rice syrup, cane syrup 280calories 4.12 calories /g 360.00mg 5.29mg 22.00g 0.32g 29.00g 0.43g 10.00g 0.15g 20.00g 0.29g
5 Clif Mint Chocolate Almond Whey Protein Bar Clif Mint Chocolate Almond Whey Protein Bar vegetarian mint, chocolate, almond 56 grams whey cane syrup, chicory fiber syrup 250calories 4.46 calories /g 190.00mg 3.39mg 5.00g 0.09g 24.00g 0.43g 12.00g 0.21g 14.00g 0.25g
6 Clif Mountain Mix Mojo Bar Clif Mountain Mix Mojo Bar vegetarian nuts, seeds 45 grams soy brown rice syrup 190calories 4.22 calories /g 200.00mg 4.44mg 12.00g 0.27g 21.00g 0.74g 9.00g 0.20g 8.00g 0.18g
Averages 255calories 4.12 calories /g 231.67mg 3.76mg 17.50g 0.27g 27.33g 0.49g 9.50g 0.16g 17.00g 0.27g

Healthy Alternatives To Clif Bars

If you're looking for a healthy altnerative to Clif Bars, here we have a suggestion table which simply lists energy and protein bars from our database of over 200+ bars which are made of mostly whole foods ingredients.

This means that the vast majority of ingredients in these bars use mostly ingredients that you will recognise, you can spell, aren't processed and fine to eat raw, such as nuts, seeds, fruits and other wholefoods ingredients.

If health is your main objective then there are plenty of options out there for you. You can scroll through the table to see more options and even sort the table to show those high in protein if that is another concern of yours.

Some of the brands to keep an eye out for when looking in supermarkets and online for Clif Bar alternatives:

  • Bounce
  • Lifebar
  • Epic bars
  • Zego bars
  • We Bar None

If you want to dig deeper or have more questions, head on over to the food discovery tool where you can filter by brands, sugar types, protein types and sort the table by nutritional values and much more.

Energy Bars With More Protein Than Clif Bars

Further up the page we break down what protein amounts are in a Clif Bar, we will find that The amount of protein in the average Clif Bar is 17 grams and a protein per gram of 0.27g. 

With this info, we can look through the database of bars to see which bars have more than 17 grams of protein in them.

We have also filtered the suggestion table to show energy and protein bars which have more than 0.27g of protein per gram of food serving. This is a 27% density of protein and all the bars suggested here will have more than the average Clif Bar.

You get a lot of alternatives as although 17grams is a decent amount of protein for a bar, some go up to 30 grams.

Some brands to look out for when searching for a bar with more protein:

  • Quest
  • Papa Steve's
  • My Protein
  • Grenade
  • One bar
  • Pure Protein
  • Bulk Powders
  • Muscle Pharm
  • HiLo Bars
  • Oh Yeah!
  • No Cow
  • and many more

If you want to dig deeper or have more questions, head on over to the food discovery tool where you can filter by brands, sugar types, protein types and sort the table by nutritional values and much more.

Energy Bars With Less Calories Than Clif Bars

If calories are what you are focusing on and interested in when seeking alternatives to Clif Bars, we will look in to other suggestions here based on this specific requirement.

The average amount of calories in a Clif Bar is 255 calories per bar with an average calories per gram of 4.12calories/g.

With the info mentioned above, we have learned that 255 calories is the average amount of calories a Clif Bar has, with that in mind we have created the suggestion table here to show energy and protein bars which have less than 255 calories and less calories than the average Clif Bar.

As well as the calorie amount, we have also filtered the entire database to show bars which have less than the average calorie density of a Clif Bar, which is 4.12calories/g.

There are a lot of choices, for a lot of different diet types, covering gluten free, vegan and more.

If you want to dig deeper or have more questions, head on over to the food discovery tool where you can filter by brands, sugar types, protein types and sort the table by nutritional values and much more.

 

Energy Bars With Less Sugar Than Clif Bars

The average sugar amount in a Clif Bar is 17.50g with a sugar per gram amount of 0.27g.

With this information which we have worked out from above, the average Clif Bar has 17.5g of sugar, as well as a sugar per gram density of 0.27g.

You will find alternatives to Clif Bars in this suggestion table which shows all the energy and protein bars which have less sugar than the average Clif Bar.

You can also sort this table to show those with the least amount of sugar or those with similar amounts but slightly less than Clif Bars.

As you can see, with the amount of alternatives, Clif Bars seem to have a lot of sugars, if sugar isn't your thing and you want to eradicate it or even look for more natural energy bars, take a look at the next section where we look in to energy bars with no added sugars.

If you want to dig deeper or have more questions, head on over to the food discovery tool where you can filter by brands, sugar types, protein types and sort the table by nutritional values and much more.

 

No Added Sugar Alternatives To Clif Bars

If you're serious about your sugar and want to look for alternatives to Clif Bars which have less sugar than the average Clif Bar and also has no added sugar, look no further.

With this suggestion table, we have filtered the entire database of foods to show energy and protein bars which have no added sugar, and what we like to call, naturally present sugar, which usually means the sugars have come from the fruits in the ingredients rather than being added to.

You will find a lot of alternatives which cover an array of diet types, flavors and protein amounts. 

Here are some of the brands to look out for:

  • Empact
  • Mehret
  • RXBAR
  • Go Raw
  • Meal Squares
  • We Bar None
  • etc

To summarise, these bars do have sugars in them, but are less than the average Clif Bar and none of them have added sugars, they are all naturally present from the mostly raw ingredients like fruits.

Energy Bars With Less Carbs Than Clif Bars

If carbohydrates are what you are concerned about and are interested in low carb alternatives to Clif Bars, there are plenty of options out there for you.

Especially considering that Clif Bars are quite high in carbs.

The average amount of carbs in a Clif Bar is 27.33 grams and has a carb per gram of 0.49g.

With this in mind, we have created this alternative table of energy bars so that you can find suggestions and altnernatives to Clif Bars.

 

 

 

Energy Bars With Less Fats Than Clif Bar

If you're looking for energy bars which have less fat than Clif Bars here we have a suggestion table so you can find alternatives.

The average Clif Bar has 9.5 grams of fat and 0.16g of fats per gram.

In this section you can find alternatives to Clif bars which have less than 9.5grams of fat per serving and less than 0.16g of fats per gram of bar.

Every energy bar in this suggestion table has less fats than the average Clif Bar.

 

 

 

Energy Bars Which Are Better In Every Way

In this table we have suggestions for energy and protein bars which ask many more questions of the database.

This section is more of a test as energy bars are only better when they tick your boxes and requirements. You may not find any energy or protein bars in this section and that means there aren't any better than Clif. If there aren't we highly recommend you take a look at the food discovery tool and play around with its filters and sorting options to find an alternative that will work for you.

For this suggestion table we have filtered to show all energy and protein bars which have:

  • More protein than the average Clif Bar
  • Less calories than the average Clif Bar
  • Less carbs than the average Clif Bar
  • Less sugar than the average Clif Bar
  • Less fats than the average Clif Bar

And this suggestion table are the alternatives to Clif bars which answer each query and specific question above.

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