What's the secret to our energy? These easy and nutrient-rich bars 

Whats the secret to our energy? These easy and nutrient-rich bars 

Here are 10 recipes for every time you're craving a quick and easy snack

Energy bars, protein bars, granola bars- they all have one common end goal: to help you recharge. Protein bars have been gaining popularity in the Indian market for some time now and are widely consumed by people of all age groups. They act as a healthy addition to your diet and are highly versatile. They confer nutritional values and even act as good carriers of healthy fibres which makes them the perfect snack for when you need an instant boost of energy.

While there are multiple protein bars available in the market, we've scoured the internet to find you ten recipes that you can whip up quickly on your own using readily available ingredients. Don't be afraid to play around add your own fun twists to them.

1. Sesame seed bar

This no-bake nutrition bar is a lot like your til gud ki chikki, minus the gud (jaggery). It's high on protein and a good source of vitamin B. The best part about this recipe? It requires only four ingredients! What are you waiting for? Add this to your to-cook list now.

Check the recipe out here.

2. Cacao and hemp seed bar

Loaded with rich ingredients like hemp seeds, cacao powder, nut milk and maple syrup, this recipe makes for the perfect healthy dessert. Hemp seeds are a great source of protein and contain high amounts of vitamin E, calcium and zinc.

Check the recipe out here.

3. Peanut butter lupin bar

High in protein and made with creamy peanut butter, this bar also has strong flavours of coconut and dark chocolate. We'd recommend this as a great post-workout snack. Pro tip: you can use oats instead of lupin flakes.

Check the recipe out here.

4. Cranberry white chocolate chip protein bars

Who said eating chocolate can't be healthy? These cranberry and white chocolate chip protein bars are made with nutrient-rich ingredients like hemp seeds, chia seeds, dried cranberries and white chocolate chips that help add a kick of sweetness. It's like comfort food, but in the form of a small protein bar.

Check the recipe out here.

5. Chocolate fruit and nut slice

This fruity, nut rich bar also includes a mix of dates, cocoa, peanut butter, coconut, cashews and cranberries. It is a good source of calcium and potassium, which come from the figs. Trust us, you will love this is one.

Check the recipe out here.

6. Protein peanut butter and banana oat bars

Banana bread took over our social media feeds in 2020. Here's a way in which you can upgrade the popular snack. Add some peanut butter, chia seeds and oats to make these yummy protein bars. The recipe ensures that it comes packed with the goodness of protein, fibre and vitamin B1. These bars make for a great breakfast option, when you're in a rush.

Check the recipe out here.

7. Coconut chocolate protein bars

Coconut and chocolate combined with dates and vanilla are what dreams are made of. The dates add nutritional value as they are rich in fibre and at the same time act as a natural sweetener for the recipe. This chocolate-y bar, with hints of coconut is all you'll need after a swim or a game outdoors.

Check the recipe out here.

8. Cookie dough protein bites

Ever wondered how you can turn your favourite cookie into a healthy snack made using cashew butter (for a cookie dough-like flavour), honey, vanilla, protein powder, whole wheat flour and mini chocolate chips, this recipe helps you have your cookie and enjoy it, too

Check the recipe out here.

9. Peanut butter and honey cereal protein bars

This protein bar is a better version of your everyday cereal bowl and comes with creamy peanut butter, tahini, coconut flour and sweet honey. Add a cereal of your choice and you're sorted for brekkie almost every day!

Check the recipe out here.

10. Pumpkin spiced latte energy bar

With this energy bar, it becomes possible to enjoy pumpkin spice, even if it isn't Halloween. The vegan, gluten-free snack is made with almonds, dates, coffee, coconut, vanilla, pumpkin puree and pumpkin-pie spice. Depending on your palate, you can even use cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg instead of pumpkin pie spice.

Check the recipe out here.

The good thing about energy bars, when you're making them at home, is that there are literally no rules. If you are trying a new one at home, don't forget to let us know.

Reva Goyal

Reva Goyal

I am the Digital Writer at India Food Network and am currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in mass media- Advertising. I was previously a contributing writer for Vogue India and volunteered at non profit organisations such as Saturday Art Class and Robin Hood Army to help create a social change. I am a word nerd with a keen eye for detail and am always looking to read and write about films, people and food. When I�m not working, you will find me either covered in paint creating abstract art or driving around the city in search of a perfect breakfast spread.

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