17 Homemade and Healthyu00a0Energy Bars
Whether you’re on the go running errands or need a pick-me-up pre-workout| an energy bar is a perfect handy and healthy treat. If you’re tired of the usual store-bought suspects| why not try making your own? Here are a group of yummy energizing recipes that will have you up and running in no time.
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| Gluten-Free Almond Oatmeal Protein Bars
Each chewy| nutty| and subtly sweet bar is 176 calories and offers 8.4 grams of fiber but only has 5.5 grams of sugar.
| Vegan Chocolate Almond Protein Bars
Here’s a dairy-free dessert-like snack that offers almost 13 grams of protein per 166-calorie bar.
| Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls
These protein balls have all the warm spices you adore from pumpkin pie but are just 77 calories per bite.
| Peanut Butter Protein Rice Krispies Treats
At 153 calories per delicious square| they’re just as addictive as the original recipe| but with 4.6 grams of protein| you won’t feel guilty inhaling
half the pan more than one.
| Vegan Banana-Oat Protein Balls
Made with only three ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen| these protein balls couldn’t be easier to whip up. At 47 calories per ball| a three-piece serving is 141 calories and offers 8.1 grams of protein and 24 grams of carbs.
| Carrot Cake Protein Balls
Even without the cream cheese frosting| their warm flavor will satisfy your sweet tooth while filling your belly and offering your body the energy it needs to exercise or get through that late-afternoon meeting.
| Cashew Go-Bars
If you’re headed out on a tough hike| pack these cashew go-bars to keep you energized through the last mile.
| Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Bars
These chocolate chip pumpkin protein bars may look and taste like dessert| but they will help you power through your next tough sweat session.
| Almond Cherry Energy Chunks
Sugar-free and gluten-free too| these almond cherry chunks of energy make a great snack that will help you lose weight.
| Mango Energy Bites
Fuel up with these mango energy bites full of healthy foods like quinoa and coconut.
| Coconut Almond Energy Bars
These crunchy nut- and seed-packed coconut almond energy bars will give you the carbs you need to rock your next workout.
| Almond Butter Apricot Bites
For a pre-workout snack that is easy to whip together and save for later| make these vegan almond butter apricot bites.
| Cookie Dough Protein Bites
These peanut butter protein balls taste like chocolate chip cookie dough but offer the ideal blend of protein and carbs you need to power up before a tough strength-training session.
| Special For Cyclists
Convenience| portability| and ease of eating are all factors that define a cyclist’s fuel| and this energy bar recipe from competitive cyclist Neil Bezdek does not disappoint. The oats alone will help regulate your body’s blood sugars to keep your glucose levels steady| and the chocolate chips give you the instant energy you need to keep on climbing.
| No-Bake Peanut Butter Balls
No-bake peanut butter balls are quick to come together so you can always have them in your fridge ready to go.
| Gluten-Free Pure Bars
Veronica Bosgraaf| founder of wildly popular dessert-inspired fruit and nut bars. Packed with protein| fiber| and antioxidants| these bars are a great way to satisfy a vegan or gluten-free sweet tooth.
| DIY Fruit and Nut Bars
Fans of Lu00e4rabars who can’t afford the price tag can create their own fruit and nut bars in the comfort of their kitchen. These step-by-step instructions will show you how to cook up the perfect 150-calorie snack or dessert.