Protein bars are a quick, convenient option for meals (or snacks) on the go. I created this Best Low Point Protein Bars list to help you decide which protein bar is best for you while following Weight Watchers, because many protein bars are way too high in points to be worth it! There are a ton of options on the market I know and this list does not include every one of them, but it's a good list to get you started. The idea at Smileyspoints is to create recipes that make you and your family smile. We also strive to share information that has helped us along this journey. Weight Watchers is a lifestyle, not a diet, and learning what works for you is the key to achieving lifetime and staying there.
Best Low Point Protein Bars
Protein bars are great Weight Watchers snacks. Not only do they fill you up, but you can also find some that are low enough points that they won't mess the rest of your day up. Be sure to pre-track protein bars, though, as some are VERY high in points! If you do happen to blow your points for the day, try a zero-point day to reset. Another good thing about protein bars is they are usually high in fiber. This keeps you full and helps regulate your digestion
BUILT BARS — These are my favorite protein bars – for flavor, texture, and because they are so low in points while still filling me up if I miss lunch. Use code SAVE12 at checkout to get 12% off! Let us know if the code still works for you (not sure when it ends).
Built Bars are not the only protein bars on the market, but they just might be the best overall. They are high in protein (15 g) and low in added sugars. You have to be careful because some of the lower-priced protein bars have a ton of added sugars. There are a few that have less sugar but you have to weigh all of the nutritional information when you are deciding which bar is the best for you. We have had a lot of success with the Built Bars ourselves. The best thing about Built Bars is the taste. They got it right the taste and texture is so close that you won't find yourself missing regular candy bars at all.
Weight Watchers Freestyle Protein Bar Points
When deciding on which protein bar is the best for you, don't just pay attention to the point amounts. If one bar has 2 points and 7 grams of protein and another bar has 4 points and 21 grams of protein, the second bar will most likely be much bigger AND keep you full for longer periods of time. You can eat half of one of the bigger bars and save the other half for later. If you're trying to do Keto and Weight Watchers, make sure you check the carb count, too.
Built Bars – 3 Freestyle SmartPoints, 15 grams of protein
Protein Bars With Low Weight Watchers Points
There are a ton of protein bars on the market. You can even buy them in gas stations. Just because they say they are high in protein doesn't mean they are healthy for you. Sometimes you have to spend a little more to get the best value and taste. I use the WW App to calculate all of the points on this page. If you find a discrepancy please do not hesitate to let me know. I only want to share the best information and help everyone get to their goal.
I am big on taste. If it doesn't taste good I am not likely to eat it again. I only share the things I think taste good and are good for you. The built bar so far is the best protein bar out there. In my opinion. They taste amazing and are lower in sugar than most others. I did find one that was lower in sugar and higher in protein. It was the Quest bar. There are some differences in fat and calories making the Built Bar a better overall option. As far as taste goes, I prefer the Built Bar as it tastes closest to a real candy bar. My personal second choice based on taste is the Quest Bar and then a Luna Bar.
High protein low point = full for longer periods of time.
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List of Popular Protein Bars and Freestyle Points
Note: Different flavors of protein bars may have different points, fiber, and protein counts. When I looked these up on the Weight Watchers app, these were the numbers given. Be sure to scan your bars before you buy them!
- Protein One Bars – 2 Freestyle SmartPoints, 10 grams of protein
- Simply Protein Bars – 3-4 Freestyle SmartPoints, 10-15 grams of protein
- Orgain Protein Bars – 4 Freestyle SmartPoints, 10 grams of protein
- Quest Protein Bars – 4-5 Freestyle SmartPoints, 20 grams of protein
- Pure Protein Bars – 5 Freestyle SmartPoints, 21 grams of protein
- Think Thin Protein Bars – 6 Freestyle SmartPoints, 20 grams of protein
- Nature Valley Protein Bars – 6 Freestyle SmartPoints, 10 grams of protein
- erBar Protein Plus Bars – 7 Freestyle SmartPoints, 20 grams of protein
- Kind Plus Protein Bars – 7 Freestyle SmartPoints, 8 grams of protein
Built Bars are only THREE Freestyle SmartPoints, and they have 15 grams of protein!
If your favorite bar isn't listed and you want me to add it, please let me know. I will include it in this list and send you an email directly.
2 thoughts on “Best Low Point Protein Bars”
Nice list. I too love the Built bars, they can just be hard to find sometimes. I also love the Grenade line of protein bars – 5-8 points for ~20g protein and low sugar. They also taste great with a great texture (I couldn’t get past the texture of the Quest bars, regardless of the flavour). Just be careful to scan or check on the WW app as some flavours (salted peanut, choc choc chip and the new pb&j) are at the higher end of that range.