Choose the best energy bar for you

Written by on August 4, 2013 in Food & Drink - Comments Off on Choose the best energy bar for you

We love energy bars, they are great satisfying snacks, which provide energy and nutrition in compact form. With so many different kinds of nutrition bars:  a meal replacer, pre- or post-workout treat, afternoon snack, or protein source, sometimes it can be a bit confusing which one is the best choice for you. That’s why we rounded up our top picks from the best tasting and most nutritious energy bars.

Great for vegans and vegetarians

  • Sublime Seed Bar
  • Nutritional Value – Per 38g bar: 6.5g of protein; 11.2g of sugar; 9.7g of fat ; 170 calories
  • Taste Score (out of 10) – 7.5

oneLooking for a healthy snack? These Creative Nature mini bars are 100% natural, packed full of essential oils and antioxidants, and cold-pressed to keep all the nutrients and flavours contained within the bars. They also contain no added sugar, dairy, GMO and are suitable for vegans. Priced at 99p per bar and available from Holland & Barrett stores nationwide.

Highest in Protein

  • SCI-MX yogurt and honey protein flapjack
  • Nutritional Value – Per 80g bar: 21g of protein; 3g of sugar; 8.9g of fat ; 298 calories
  • Taste Score (out of 10) – 8

2These flapjacks make an ideal healthy snack for sports-people, gym enthusiasts and active individuals. The gradual energy release derived from oats, coupled with whey protein will keep energy levels up and protect muscles from fatigue. Priced at £1.20 and available from www.ocado.com.

The Best tasting ones

  • Cia bia Organic Nutrient Bar
  • Nutritional Value – Per 40g bar: 3.3g of protein; 34g of sugar; 10.3g of fat ; 190 calories
  • Taste Score (out of 10) – 10

3Chia bia bars not only taste great, they also are organic, containing a high portion of protein, antioxidants and fibre, and regulate your blood sugar levels so you won’t suffer cravings throughout the day. They also provide you with a natural energy boost.  They retail at £1.55 from www.chiabia.com.

The Best for Woman

  • PhD woman Energy Bar
  • Nutritional Value – Per 28g bar: 4.7g of protein; 8.7g of sugar; 1.6g of fat ; 98 calories
  • Taste Score (out of 10) – 8.5

4Women’s health and fitness goals are often quite different to men’s, and your nutritional needs also differ. Containing only 98 calories per bar PhD woman Energy bars are an ideal snack for when you need a lift in-between meals and are specially designed to help reduce tiredness and fatigue. They also taste great! Apple and blackcurrant flavour with added vitamins, minerals, flaxseed and green tea extract with a delicious yogurt base. They retail at £2.29, or £17.88 for a box of 12 – available in Holland & Barrett, GNC Stores, and www.phd-woman.co.uk.

The best for weight loss

  • The Slim Bar
  • Nutritional Value – Per 50g bar: 15.9g of protein; 12.8g of sugar; 3.9g of fat ; 176 calories
  • Taste Score (out of 10) – 9.5

5The new Slim Bar from LA Tone won’t disappoint you! It’s really delicious chocolate flavour plus high protein with added active ingredients; green tea and Chromium to aid your weight loss goals. A great bar designed to curb your appetite and aid fat loss. Slim Bar can be used by men and women wanting to lose weight and tone up. They cost £2.29 each or £25 for 12 bars. Available from tonemeup.com.

Best for Snaring

  • Dole Live Right Trio Bars
  • Nutritional Value – Per 28g bar: 4.7g of protein; 6.5g of sugar; 9.7g of fat ; 147 calories
  • Taste Score (out of 10) – 9

6This would make a perfect healthy and very tasty office snack to share with your colleagues. Dole Live Right Trio bars are sweet and crunchy, packed with three types of nuts, seeds and fruits and taste indulgent. They will help satisfy your appetite while being a well-balanced option. Available in three flavors (Cranberry, Strawberry and Blueberry). Priced at £2.19 for a pack of three.

Perfect for Low Carb diet

  • Atkins Advantage Chocolate and Orange bar
  • Nutritional Value – Per 60g bar: 18g of protein; 0.8g of sugar; 13g of fat ; 248 calories
  • Taste Score (out of 10) – 9

7Counting Carbs? This bar only has 1.9 gram of Net carbs. Whether you are trying to achieve or maintain your optimal weight, Atkins Advantage Bars are a delicious and nutritious way to help achieve your goals. Priced at £2.03 and available from www.ocado.com.

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Greta Jonynaite

Greta has a particular passion for environment and healthy living. She loves all things techy and is a true social media whizz. Greta has a lot of experience working with consumer and B2B companies delivering creative ideas across a range of sustainability-focused campaigns and projects.