Everyone needs protein to survive on a daily basis, so our bodies can maintain muscles, organs, and other structures and fluids. Many studies have shown that people who eat more protein have more lean muscle—the correct combination of strength training and consuming protein is what makes us build muscles, and the older you get, the more protein you need to bulk up. In fact, according to a recent study by the American Journal of Physiology -- Endocrinology and Metabolism, male adults need 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight (about 62 g of protein per day for a 170-pound person). That’s equal to about 3 full-sized chicken breasts—and a lot of people don’t realize that they don’t get enough of their protein quota daily. Power bars are a great way to get your protein needs, but more often than not, store-bought options do more harm than good, because they’re packed with sugar and preservatives, too. We’ve come up with some easy recipes that even a kitchen newbie could pull off.