I spend a decent amount of time biking long distance (yeah, yeah, endurance cardio is terrible) or hiking or doing stuff where I need some good on-the-go snacks. In particular, I want something easily digestable, dense, high energy that I can stick in a jersey pocket and pull out when I'm 30mi in and feeling peckish. Powerbars are full of grain.
I'm thinking the best option is pemmican but I can't find anywhere to buy it in person, I've heard very iffy things about the US Wellness stuff, and I draw the line at rendering my own tallow.
I've seen the recipe for powerbars on MDA but that looks absurdly complex and nut-heavy.
Maybe guacamole, as strange as it sounds?
So yeah. Dense, digestable, transportable fat + protein? Any other options besides pemmican?
There's also youbars.com I think you can tinker about with the ingredient options to get something relatively low sugar/low carb, though it's pretty expensive and they seem to have better options for their trail mixes. Macadamias nuts are not available for their bars but can be added to the trail mix, for example.
how about a "larabar" available at ralphs in los angeles.. a fruit and nut bar, for example the "lemon bar" has dates ,cashews almonds lemon juice concentrate and natural lemon flavor..that's it " gluten free, dairy free soy free non gmo vegan and kosher..of course balance that with a pemmican bar from us wellness and you have everything.. I eat the pemmican bars all the time..
Jimmy Moore (livinlavidalowcarb) recently publicized QuestProteinBar.com.
I tried them and they're tasty, very low carb (4 non-fiber carbs from nuts), high fiber, 12 g fat, 20 g protein.
There's a way to get a free sample, but I don't know it any more. Perhaps Jimmy's website has it.
Ingedients: Protein Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Milk Protein Isolate), Chicory Root Fiber, Almond Butter, Dry Roasted Almonds, Raw Almonds, Water, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Lo Han Guo, Sucralose.
I sometimes make my own trail mix, usually some unsweetened dried coconut, nuts, and a bit of dark chocolate. You can also add dried fruit or whatever. I just throw the loose ingredients together and then add them into an easy access container such that I can pour them into my mouth like I was drinking them. Or I can just grab them out by hand. It takes me all of about 2 minutes to throw something like this together. Basically, you can use whatever is on hand and mix and match ingredients as desired according to preferred protein, fat, and carb content as well as taste. The price is according to how cheap you can find the ingredients, which is usually fairly cheap. A little treat like this can also help satiate my sweet tooth without stimulating further cravings, which is something I find to be very very nice indeed. -Eva
I'd default to US Wellness Pemmican. But the "Organic Food Bar" Protein bar isn't too bad either.
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