Delicious peanut butter chocolate protein bar is designed to meet the nutrient needs of a weight loss patient while adding a variety to their diet. This high protein meal replacement bar has 15 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. This chewy bar promotes satiety and has a great mouthfeel.
- High Protein - 15 grams per bar
- High Fiber - 10 grams per Fat-Free
- Trans Fat-Free
- Enriched with Vitamins and Minerals
- Low Cholesterol
- No Artificial Preservatives
- Aspartame Free
- On-the-go Nutrition
Recently R-Kane Nutritionals redeveloped and unveiled the new and improved TinyMeal Protein Bars. During the redevelopment, there were several key factors that were of importance that the team of developers wished to adhere. First, there was the addition of dietary fiber, specifically inulin. Second, there was the selection of protein sources. Third, it was important that key vitamin and minerals also be included. And finally, it was the sensorial experience: making the bar taste the best. At its core, though, TinyMeal Protein Bars were still designed with the bariatric surgery patient in mind.
Dietary fiber is a key nutrient that the body needs daily. Technically, dietary fiber is the indigestible portion of carbohydrates, and they’re not all equally created. While the current recommendation is a minimum of 25g daily for healthy adults, the average intake is closer to 16g; that’s only 2/3 of the recommendation. Dietary fiber has many physiological roles including increasing gut motility, improving feelings of satiety, improvements in blood sugars and improvements in blood lipids1. Specific dietary fibers can have additional benefits. For example, the dietary fiber used in TinyMeal Protein Bars, inulin, also helps to improve calcium absorption, reduces caloric intake as compared to other dietary carbohydrates and even helps to improve the gut microbiome. It’s well understood that micronutrient absorption deficiencies exist post-bariatric surgery, therefore the use of inulin to help aid the absorption of a key micronutrient, calcium, was a logical and appropriate choice.
Protein is a macronutrient that the body needs daily. Protein is required for new muscle and tissue growth and most biological processes. Sources of animal proteins are considered complete, which basically means they contain an adequate supply of essential amino acids. Not all proteins are considered equal, however, dairy derived proteins are not only top quality as they contain all essential amino acids, it also possesses the best sensory characteristics and contains slow and quick digesting proteins, casein and whey respectively. TinyMeal Protein Bars contain a specialized blend of dairy proteins that include: whey protein isolate, micellar casein, hydrolyzed whey protein concentrate, milk protein concentrate.
The use of vitamin and mineral supplementation is critical for pre and post-bariatric surgery patients. Specifically, post-surgery patients consume less volume of food and therefore are required to supplement their diet with stringent guidelines set by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery. TinyMeal Protein Bars are formulated with key micronutrients like calcium, vitamin C, vitamin D, the vitamin B-complex and vitamin E to name a few. In fact, each TinyMeal Protein Bar contains 20% or more of the recommended daily allowance of over 15 essential micronutrients.
Lastly, and to some arguably the most important aspect of TinyMeal Protein Bars, is the taste. If the taste isn’t superior then it really doesn’t matter how healthy or perfect the bar is formulated. This is exactly why the development team at R-Kane Nutritionals used ingredients such as their high-quality dairy proteins, real peanut butter and even dark chocolate to decadently wrap up this perfectly portioned meal replacement bar.
Ingredients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Micellar Casein, Hydrolyzed Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein Concentrate), Inulin, Dark Chocolate Flavored Coating [Sugar, Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil and Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Cocoa Powder (processed with alkali), Non-Fat Dry Milk, Milk Fat, Soy Lecithin (an emulsifier), Vanillin], Soluble Corn Fiber, Glycerin, Peanut Butter (Roasted Peanuts, Sugar, Palm Oil, Salt), Natural Flavors, Contains less than 2%: Salt, Magnesium Oxide, Sunflower Lecithin, Calcium Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid, Reduced Iron, Niacinamide, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc Oxide, Calcium D-Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin, Riboflavin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Copper Gluconate, Folic Acid, Potassium Iodide, Biotin, Cholecalciferol, Sucralose, Annatto (for color).
CONTAINS: Milk, Peanuts, Soy.