Sometimes theres no time to cook; other times, youre looking to fuel your workout. Learn how to choose the right bar for your purpose.
We get it—sometimes it’s not possible to pull together a nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Other times, it’s great to grab a quick something before or after your workout. But if you rely on sugar- and caffeine-laden energy drinks to get you through a busy day or an intense workout, consider something healthier: protein bars or meal replacement bars.
Navigate the bar aisle with ease
How did choosing one little bar turn into such an overwhelming experience? There can literally be an aisle dedicated to protein bars, energy bars, cereal bars, and meal replacements bars in a grocery store, all boasting their health benefits. But not all bars are created equal. Use these tips next time you’re out shopping:
And be sure to check out our recent article “Meal Replacement Bars” for more tips.
DIY protein bars/balls
Making your own energy-loaded snacks ensures that you have control over the ingredients and nutritional content. Try out these recipes:
What about sports drinks?
The right sports drink can be a healthy addition to a workout. Learn more about the right beverages for before, during, and after your exercise here.