Which Protein Bars are Keto Friendly
The low carb and high fat keto diet means scouring the internet, supermarket aisles and facebook groups, trying to find foods that work for you and keep you in ketosis.
This means trying to find new low carbohydrate foods and high fat foods.
Here we look specifically at the protein bars which may work for your keto diet.
We guarantee that this is going to be one of the biggest lists of recommended keto protein bars that you have ever seen or will ever see. We can create and show this many suggestions, like you see below, because our number one task is to find outdoor and sports foods and add them to the website, categorise them in as many ways possible, add their nutritional numbers and work out extra nutritional info from all of that data.
We then share that with you, through the food discovery tool. Where you can filter, sort and compare over a thousand food items.
Below we use all of these food items and filter them to show only protein bars that meet specific criteria, in this case, keto friendly, low carb and high fat protein bars. They are put in to their own section so that you can better utilise the discovery tables that cover one specific keto area, protein bars which are marketed as keto friendly, actual low carb protein bars and actual high fat protein bars.
The tables below have pagers on them, so you should be able to scroll through the tables to find more suggestions if you aren't happy with any you see in the top 10.
Which Keto Bars Have The Most Protein
We have added this list of bars which are categorised as keto bars by the manufacturer. They are using this as a marketing point and we highlight this as a diet in our food discovery tool.
You may notice there aren't that many protein bars in this list and that is because we have only categorised the protein bars in the database as keto, when they are advertised as such by the brands that manufacturer and sell them.
The brands that are actively selling keto friendly protein bars are:
- My Protein Carb Crusher
- Grenade Carb Killa
As we find others in the wilds of the internet, we'll add them to the food discovery tool database and that means they will automatically appear here.
How Many Carbs do Keto Protein Bars Have
Lets dig deeper in to the world of marketed keto protein bars and see what they're actually offering, remember the bars in this table show only protein bars that are marketed as keto friendly protein bars. The numbers that you see at the bottom, the averages will change over time as we add more keto friendly, low carb and high fat protein bars to the database as this will automatically update.
The Average Amount of Carbs in a Keto Protein Bar
The average amount of carbs in a keto advertised protein bar are 18-19 grams of carbs per protein bar. With the lowest being 9 grams of carbs and the highest being 24 grams of carbs.
The average carbs per gram for a keto advertised protein bar is 0.34 grams. This means that 34% of the protein bar that is advertised as keto is carbohydrates.
We have gone in to much more detail below on the low carb and high fat sections of this page to explain which bars and how many of them are better than the average advertised keto friendly protein bar.
How Many Fats do Keto Protein Bars Have
Lets continue to look deeper in to the numbers and see how many fats the advertised keto friendly protein bars have. The numbers that you see at the bottom, the averages will change over time as we add more keto friendly, low carb and high fat protein bars to the database as this will automatically update.
The Average Amount of Fats in a Keto Protein Bar
The average amount of fats in a keto advertised protein bar are 5-6 grams of fats at the time of writing. The lowest amount of fats found in any of these bars are 3grams, offered by the CarbRite diet protein bar and the most being 10 grams from a Grenade Carb Killa.
The average fats per gram for a keto advertised protein bar is 0.11g. This means that the average keto protein bar has 11% fat content in a single serving.
We go in to much more detail in the high fat section of this article below and compare our database of protein bars which aren't advertised as keto to those that are.
Low Carb Keto Protein Bars
The protein bars in this list have all from the database, over 200 in total and are sorted by those with the least carbs, which we call carbs per gram.
This is worked out by taking the carbs and serving weight of each keto friendly protein bar and getting the magic number, carbs per gram. We have then sorted this list to show all of the protein bars in an ascending order.
As well as the carbs amount, you can also see the diet types so if you are after a vegan keto protein bar or gluten free keto protein bar, then this should help you narrow your choice down even further.
We have also added the protein type used in each bar if that is something that is important to you, so if you want a soy based or whey based keto protein bar you can choose from the suggestions using this column.
Whatever your carb limit is for each day, hopefully the low carb section here can help you find protein bars that mean you're getting enough protein a day as well as sticking to your carbohydrate limit, whether thats 20g or 50g a day of carbs.
If you want to look deeper or have more questions, head on over to the food discovery tool where you can filter and sort thousands of sports and outdoor foods to your hearts content.
Comparing The Carbs For Keto Advertised Bars To All Others
You are looking for 18 grams of carbs or less to have a better lower carb bar than the average keto friendly bar that are advertised online.
If you look below at the low carb keto protein bars table and section you will see that out of the 200+ protein bars in our database you have to get to the 3rd and 4th pages (click right on the pager at the bottom of the table) before you start seeing keto protein bars with more than 18 grams of carbs.
This means there are about 40+ choices of protein bars out of the 200 in the database which have less carbs per serving than the advertised keto friendly bars below.
0.34g per gram of carbs is the number you should be looking at if you are to keep the carb density lower than the average keto friendly protein bar.
If you are to look at the carbs per gram, the average is 0.34g of carbs per gram of protein bar, the top 37 protein bars in the low carb protein bar list all have less carbs per gram than the average taken from the list of advertised keto bars.
High Fat Keto Protein Bar
If you're looking specifically for a high fat keto friendly protein bar, this table should have some suggestions for you.
We have taken the entire database of protein bars and sorted them by those with the most fat. This is worked out by taking the fats and the serving weight of each protein bar and getting the fats per gram of each.
With this fats per gram number you can then compare any and all keto protein bars equally as this is the amount of fats the bar has per gram, NOT per serving, which would be an unfair comparison as all bars weigh differently.
As well as the fats per gram column, you have the actual fat per serving right next to it that you are able to sort the entire database of protein bars by.
There is also other diets that each protein bar fits in, many are gluten free, or even vegetarian or vegan if that is what you're looking for.
The final two columns are flavoring of each bar, if you prefer chocolate keto protein bars over any other flavor then you can see these flavors straight away to find a high fat keto friendly bar that will best suit you.
There is also the protein source, this is very important to some people so we like to include it. There are many different types of protein used in high fat keto protein bars and we recommend choosing a protein bar that has a mix of protein types to best cover your protein needs and amico acid requirements.
If you are interested in seeing high protein, high fat and low carb protein bars, head on over to the food discovery tool where you can filter and sort to your hearts content.
Comparing The Fats For Keto Advertised Bars To All Others
You are looking for 5-6grams of fats in a protein bar for it to be more than the average advertised keto protein bar on the market today.
If you look at the high fat keto protein bar table and section here you will see that out of the 200+ protein bars in the database, you have to scroll to the 10th page to find a protein bar with as little as 6 grams of fats in a serving. That means that over 100+ protein bars in the database have more fats than the average keto protein bar that is being marketed as a keto friendly protein bar.
If you are to look at the fat density, you are aiming for 0.11g of fats per gram of protein bar to hit the average. With this metric you have to go even deeper and further and hit the 14th page, which means that over 140 protein bars in the food discovery tool have more fats than the average keto protein bar.
If fat is your main concern then you don't have to worry with this as your choice is almost endless.