Power bars are great to keep in the kitchen for busy days. They are perfect pre and post-workout snacks as well as for taking to school! Buying power bars at the grocery store can get a bit pricey, but making your own is actually really simple. Plus, you can customize them so that they account for any allergies or sensitivities and are your favorite flavor! Make a batch over the weekend, so that you have an easy grab-and-go snack that will last all week long.
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest plant-based recipe resource to help you get healthy!
1. Peanut Butter Energy Bars
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These Peanut Butter Energy Bars by Katherine Weltzien are as energizing as they are delicious! Blended with high nutrient foods like oats, goji berries, and cacao nibs, you can’t go wrong with these peanut butter energy bars.
2. Banana Nut Protein Bars
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3. Almond Joy Oat Bran Granola Bars
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Vegan granola bars with a twist! Oats are replaced with oat bran, and coconut and almonds are a welcome addition to these Almond Joy Oat Bran Granola Bars by Abby Thompson. As far as the mix-ins go, most everything can be swapped out for whatever you have on had, just make sure you keep the peanut butter and maple syrup in so they hold together after baking!
4. Raw Apple Bars
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These Raw Apple Bars by Sara Oliveira are super delicious and healthy. They’re also made with really basic ingredients. Making your lunch or snack bars or putting them in your kids’ lunchbox is so easy and so fast that it takes longer to get out and go to the supermarket to buy some. These do not even have to go to the oven–– just put in the mincer and they’re ready! Sweetened only with dates and the wonderful taste of dehydrated apple, these raw apple are a delicious, unrefined, vegan and gluten free snack.
5. Sugar-Free Energy Millet Bars
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Dark chocolate, dried fruit, hazelnuts, and puffed millet make for a crunchy treat! Make these Sugar-Free Energy Millet Bars by Simona Malerba ahead of time and send to school in a lunch or enjoy a healthy sweet snack on the go!
6. Almond Butter Energy Bars
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These Almond Butter Energy Bars by Gemma Gonzalez are the perfect sweet treat to have pre or post-workout. They are chock full of nutrients, protein, and crunchy seeds. Plus, you can drizzle chocolate bars over the top of these bars for a truly delicious treat.
7. 10-Minute Superfood Protein Bars
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These 10-Minute Superfood Protein Bars by Crystal Bonnet are the perfect pre or post-workout treat. They are packed with protein powder, oats, and coconut and then finished with a yummy carob drizzle. Plus, they are super easy to make and you can have them ready in no time.
8. Salted Caramel Breakfast Oat Bars
These healthy Salted Caramel Breakfast Oat Bars by Vicky Coates are the perfect post-workout snack to get you through your day! A delicious, comforting and healthy baked oat bar, packed full of nutrients and flavor and topped with a healthy, sticky salted caramel glaze! What could be better? These Salted Caramel Breakfast Oats Bars are quick, easy and delicious and are gluten-free, vegan, and high protein!
9. Apricot Bars
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10. Raw Chocolate Energy Bars
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Start making your own sugar free bars that are full of natural flavors and good long-lasting energy. In addition these Raw Chocolate Energy Bars by Sirke Reivo are perfect edible gifts. Delight your friends with a beautifully wrapped gift full of healthiness!
11. Strawberry Coconut Granola Bars
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These Strawberry Coconut Granola Bars by Mariko Sakata are so good, you’ll never miss those store bought granola bars filled with white sugar and bad additives. These are healthy, but don’t taste healthy, in a good way! Crunchy, sweet, and packed with nutrients from the seed mix. They are a great on the go snack bar or energy bar, and they keep for a long time.
12. Apple Walnut Bars
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A few simple and whole ingredients come together to create these Apple Walnut Bars by Lenia Patsi, which make great snacks for young and old children! Make them with the kids on the weekends for a healthy snack all week long!
13. Super-Seedy Muesli Bars
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These nut-free Super-Seedy Muesli Bars by Incredible Plant-Based Desserts, Anthea Cheng are really easy to make, and they can be packed with whatever ingredients you like! The dates are a wholesome natural sweetener, and when paired with a liquid sweetener, the dry ingredients stick together to form a slab of seedy goodness. These can be enjoyed on the go, such as on a hiking trip.
14. No-Bake Apricot Granola Bars
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Grain-free, gluten-free vegan granola bars, sweetened with brown rice syrup. They have a chewy, fruity texture with the added bonus of crunchy pumpkin seeds. Rich in protein, healthy fats and iron, these No-Bake Apricot Granola Bars by Amy Height are perfect for a quick breakfast, workout refueling or as a healthy dessert option!
15. Sugar-Free Turmeric Power Bars
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These Sugar-Free Turmeric Power Bars by Anarki “AJ” Tjon Affo contain no added sugars or syrups — the only sweetener is bananas! This makes them the perfect treat for when you’re trying to cut back on sugar. Turmeric gives them their golden color, but with goji berries raisins, peanut butter, cinnamon, and nuts acting as the base, the taste is undetectable. Grab one of these on your way out the door so you have a tasty, filling snack on hand.
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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health, and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.
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- The Ultimate Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition
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- High Protein Plant-Based Recipes
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