17 Homemade and Healthy?Energy Bars

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.