When I’m really busy throughout the semester (which is often), I tend to slack on grocery shopping and cooking. I obviously have to eat and when I need a snack I tend to try and grab something that is cheap, gives me energy, and keeps me full. For me this is usually an energy bar of some kind. I get bored eating the same ones all the time and thought it might be interesting to compare a few different kinds of bars.
There are many different components one might look for when choosing between bars. This may include the amount of protein, calories, carbohydrates, the price, taste, and/or ingredients. Energy bars are sold in different categories with various claims including; meal replacement bars, energy bars, protein bars, and organic bars. I have created the below chart to compare some of the more popular bars available on the market today.
No Bake Energy Bites
1 cup oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
Directions: Mix everything in a large bowl, let chill in refrigerator, and roll into balls. Keep refrigerated in an air tight container.
Makes approximately 24 servings