Best Performance Bars for your Budget

Basic, protein, or specialty? Which performance bars work best for your budget? Find out!

Once you figure out your go-to brands and flavors for performance bars , you can keep an eye out for sales, whether in the supermarket or online. Some of these come in cases too.

The simple bars are often made with pantry products: oats, rice, fruits and nuts that are easy to digest. They can be just enough breakfast to get your day started and send you out on a run.

Clif Luna Bar $1.35
Rise Breakfast Bar $1.50
Kind Fruit and Nut Bar $1.75

Average Price: $1.53

With added protein, these bars tend to pack higher calories and be a bit dense, so have a glass of water at the ready when you rip one of these from its wrapper.

PowerBar ProteinPlus Bar $2.25
Honey Stinger Protein Bar $2.25
Probar Core Bar $3.00

Average Price: $2.50

The best for your belly and your conscience, these bars tend to be low in trans fats and additives and high in organic, gluten-free ingredients and creativity—buffalo meat, anyone?

Picky Bars Real Food Energy Bar $2.75
Tanka Bar Buffalo Meat With Cranberries $3.00
Bobo’s Oat Bars Gluten-Free  Bar $3.25

Average Price: $3.00