If you are like I am sure you are always looking for healthy substitutes when it comes to eating. But, you need to remember that those meal replacements need to align with your diet and healthy lifestyle or else you’ll jeopardize all of the hard work you’ll put in the gym.

I was recently selected to be part of a fitness test group for an at-home workout DVD program that will be launched this summer and my eating plan needs to be on-point in order to see exceptional results.  I will be traveling a lot during the upcoming weeks while doing this test group and I could not think of a better protein bar than Quest to come along with me during my trips.

Why do I choose Quest bars over any others? Because each bar contains 20+ grams of protein, 170-210 calories, 13-15 grams of fiber, no added sugar, and all the right macros. It’s great that they count with a great amount of fiber because they can help to keep you full for longer. They are also soy free, gluten free, and vegetarian friendly! I know I have several friends that are vegetarians and they also love these bars.

The great thing about Quest bars is that they believe in quality ingredients you don’t have to sacrifice taste for quality. In addition, Quest uses Soluble Corn Fiber (SCF) vs Isomalto-oligosaccharide (IMO). Studies have shown, when exposed to a range of temperatures, IMO can actually degrade to a carbohydrate. Also, Quest Bars use Stevia, Sucralose, and Erythritol which have little to no effect on your blood sugar.

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I have the biggest sweet tooth and after my meals I am always looking for that sweet item that will calm my craving, but I’ve realized that when I incorporate Quest into my lifestyle my craving is not as high.

In addition Quest Bars are your best choice because they help keep your digestive system healthy, lowers cholesterol levels, helps control blood sugar levels and aids in maintaining a healthy diet.

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I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Target now carries Quest bars. There’s one store less than one mile away from my home and I will be there more often to stock up on Quest protein bars.

There are several flavors of Quest Bars in stores today, but I picked up S’mores because I wanted to make a recipe for all of you and also the Cookies & Cream bars. You’ll notice that there are big chunks in each bar and you’ll almost feel as if you are eating the real stuff when you truly are not. To find out which other flavors they carry click here.

Each box contains 4 bars and they will save you from eating the first unhealthy thing that comes before your eyes if you keep one of these nearby at home, work or in my case when I start traveling next week.

The great thing about Quest bars is that you can eat them just as they are, but you can also add them to recipes, smoothies or baked goodies.

In this case I decided to add them to my all-time favorite homemade Blueberry Pancakes and they were delicious.

Check out the recipe and instructions below to make the S’mores Blueberry Pancakes:

  • 1 Quest Protein bar S’Mores (heat-up in microwave for 2 minutes)
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup oats
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 container of fresh blueberries
  • Coconut oil for pan

Directions

  1. Mix everything together really well including S’mores Quest Bars into a small bowl.
  2. Heat a pan to medium.
  3. Melt some coconut oil on the pan.
  4. Pour the pancake batter onto the medium heat pan.
  5. In 1-2 minutes, flip pancake.
  6. Wait another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Remove pancake from the pan, and repeat until batter is gone.
  8. ENJOY!

You’ll want to know that the price is right for these Quest protein bars because you’ll be paying around $2.25 per bar and it does not get any better than this! It’s time for you to try these out for yourself. Visit your local target and pick up a box or two of your favorite Quest Protein Bar flavors.

Let me know which one is your favorite Quest Bar flavor?

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