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Best Vegan Protein Bars

While I will always take a meal of whole foods over a bar, sometimes protein bars are a quick & easy option you can’t beat. If you’re hiking, running, backpacking, running errands, traveling, etc – Bars can save your life. I always keep them in my desk, purse, and apartment just in case. And I’ve been known to indulge in one in lieu of dessert when I’m trying to hit macros.

So, in no particular order, here are some tasty, protein-rich vegan protein bars that you might enjoy trying out.

 

No Cow Bar:

  • 22g protein & 1g sugar
  • All natural, non-GMO
  • Vegan & Gluten-Free
  • Favorite Flavor – Lemon Meringue Pie {YUM!}
  • Taste & Texture – They’re chewy and filling, and I love the lemon and the chocolate peanut butter flavors

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Simply Protein Bar:

  • 15g protein & 1 g sugar
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan & Gluten-Free
  • Favorite Flavor – Peanut Butter Chocolate
  • Taste & Texture – These are light and almost rice crispy-ish. Filling but not overwhelmingly so.

Clif Builders Bar:

  • 20g protein & 21g sugar
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan & Gluten-Free
  • Favorite Flavor – Mint Chocolate, we fight over this flavor in my house
  • Taste & Texture – This is basically dessert. With just as much sugar. I only allow myself these babies on running days since I’ll have earned my sugar!

GoMacro Macrobar:

Rise Protein Bar:

  • 15g protein & 12g sugar
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan, Soy & Gluten-Free
  • Favorite Flavor – Lemon Cashew {Note: some of this brand’s bars use whey protein so if you’re sensitive to lactose be sure to check the ingredients}
  • Taste & Texture – Similar to a Larabar in texture and ingredient lists. Very simple & delicious.

My top suggestion when you’re choosing your protein bars is to look at the amount of sugar that it contains. Most of the varieties that you’ll find in your local drug store are going to be low on protein and high on sugar. So be sure to check ingredients and nutritional stats to make sure that you’re getting enough bang for your buck.

What are YOUR favorite protein bars? Do you have one that I need to try?

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MCLV Mange: Homemade Larabars

My major issue with most of the pre-made bars on the market is their ingredient list. Chemicals, sugar, unnecessary additives…

Larabars are one of my go-to picks when I’m traveling and I keep extras in my desk, purse, and even my toiletry kit. Why? Simple, clean, whole food ingredients. They’re the perfect little energy boost and super tasty.

Since I love them so much I decided to try making my own version to keep at home. This recipe is allergy friendly {Vegan, Gluten-Free & Paleo}, plus it’s raw, easy to make, and – Most importantly – Delicious!

Homemade Larabar Vegan Gluten-Free Paleo Raw Dairy-Free San Francisco Bay Area Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Healthy Recipe

Makes:

6-8 Bars depending on size

Time:

8-10 Minutes of preparation and no cooking time!

Ingredients:

  • 8oz Pitted Dates
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds {Or other nut if you have an allergy or don’t have almonds on hand}
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Chocolate/Carob Chips
  • 1/4 Cup Slivered Almonds

Directions:

  • Combine dates & nuts in a food processor – Blend until a paste-like substance begins to form
  • Add salt and blend until the consistency begins to resemble dough
  • Add half of the chocolate chips & pulse a few times
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil
  • Drop the dough onto the sheet and press dough down into a square or rectangle shape {Aim for 3/4-inch thick – Though it’s really about your person preference}
  • Drop remaining chocolate chips & silvered almonds on top, press gently into dough
  • Cut into bars or squares

Homemade Larabar Vegan Gluten-Free Paleo Raw Dairy-Free San Francisco Bay Area Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Healthy Recipe

Stay tuned for the next MCLV Mange installment and check out the previous posts from this series to see what you’ve missed so far:

Coconut Vegetables // Farmer’s Market Fare // Vegetable Lasagna // Super Charge Me Cookies // Mac n’ Cheese // Energy Bites // Sunday Preparation // Hemp Salad // Tuscan Baked Quinoa // Spicy Peanut Stirfry // Mini Polenta Pizzas // Indian Feast // Healthy Treats // Bacon Deviled Eggs // Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza // Peanut Butter Cookies // Soft Serve Ice Cream // Coconut Cookie Cake // Gluten-Free Protein Cake // Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake //  Peanut Butter Banana Cookies // Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Muffins // Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars // Pumpkin Biscuits // Coconut Cashew Cookies //Banana Bread Macaroons // Crackling Cauliflower // Raw Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Torte // Vegan Ice Cream // Gluten-Free Vegan Cinnamon Blondies // Infused Water // Protein Smoothie // Stir Fry // Healthy Protein Snacks
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Links You’ll Love

Let’s start this Sunday off with some INSPIRATION – Wise Words: 24 Inspiring Prints to Start Your Day

Fashion:

I’d hate to label myself as lazy, but even I have to admit that I definitely get into fashion ruts so… Stop Being Lazy: 7 Chic AND Easy Switch-Outs from Refinery 29 with fun new options like trading your old, torn cut-offs for some adorable printed shorts or trying cropped trousers so you can give up your legging habit. Definitely some great ideas!

If you’re looking for some new products to add to your skin care routine why not take some Kiehl’s suggestions from Italian blogger and fashion It Girl Eleonora Carisi – I Can’t Live Without.

Need some fabulous fashion inspiration for your next tropical vacation? Unstoppable Style: Poppy Delevingne Shares Her Ultimate Summer Wish List.

Want to create the perfect pair of jean shorts this Summer? Follow The Glamourai’s step by step instructions and enjoy the fabulous results! { DIY } Denim Cut-Offs.

If you’re in the market for updating your accessories stash or just looking for some advice on styling, why not turn to a professional? Anna Dello Russo – 10 TOP Rules for ACCESSORIES.

Health & Fitness:

A major part of finding internal motivation to hit the gym or trails is feeling comfortable and confident in your workout clothes. A great pair of pants that highlight your assets are going to get you out the door much faster than a tattered, stretched out pair of yoga pants. Trust me. Check out The Fitnessista’s recommendations – Summer Workout Gear.

Who better to give health & fitness tips than someone whose livelihood is based on their body? Top model Izabel Goulart shares her Five Minute Brazilian Butt Workout with Modelinia. What else does she mention? Walking! I just can’t recommend it enough – Low Intensity Fasted Cardio!

If you need to amp up the healthy fats in your diet avocados are the perfect choice during Summer, so pick some up next time you’re at the store and take of these recipes for a spin – 5 New Ways to Use Avocado.

Finding the right snack to give you energy and satisfy you before a workout without causing a sugar crash or an upset or overly filled stomach is a balancing act. See what Fit Bottomed Girls suggest – 4 New Healthy Snacks to Put in Your Gym Bag.

In the mood to get a little creative in the kitchen? Why not whip up some healthy desserts in the form of vegan ice cream? I made Choosing Raw’s Blueberry Ginger Ice Cream and it was divine, so follow my lead and give one of these tasty recipes a try – Veg Out: Dairy-Free and Delish Ice Cream Recipes.

No matter what your diet is, putting together a good grocery list is a Must. Check out FitSugar’s 7 Grocery Shopping Tips For a Plant-Based Approach or Caveman Strong’s Grocery List Paleo Style.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend and has a great Sunday! I’ll be back tomorrow to share with you all weekend in sunny, secluded Fallen Leaf Lake.

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