If you’re a vegan who’s constantly on the go, one of the following snack bars might just fit into your life and give you the boost you need while you’re on the move.
The creators of Snact have been saving unwanted and ugly fruit for the last few years, turning it into delicious fruit jerky. An amazing 1.4 million edible bananas are still being thrown away each and every DAY in Britain however.
The result is a ludicrous amount of wasted food, water and carbon, with most bananas having travelled half way across the world to reach us and using 95 litres of water per banana to grow.
Wrapped in cutting edge home-compostable packaging, Snact banana bars are about much more than just saving fruit from going to waste however and look to provide a balanced snack that is richer in both flavour and nutrients, all with less than 130 calories.
Available in three taste bud tantalizing flavours, Apple & Cinnamon Kick, Carrot & Spice Boost and Beetroot and Cacao Blast, each is jam-packed with fruit, veg, nuts and/or superfoods, ranging from quinoa and beetroot to pumpkin seeds and coconut. Vegan friendly and gluten free they provide a host of important vitamins and nutrients, without a flavouring, colourant or artificial sweetener in sight.
Ultimately the result is a tasty snack that provides you with slow-release energy and balanced nutrition to help fuel your day, whether you’ve a late night finish in the office ahead or are about to climb a mountain – they just happen to save the nation’s unwanted bananas in the process.
Organix Punk’d is the snack food with attitude that rebels against junk with real ingredients, great taste and absolutely nothing else! Punk’d oaty bars are soft baked, packed with real fruit and wholegrain oats and available in two tasty flavours – Cocoa & Orange Crash and Strawberry & Vanilla Smash. Each box of Punk’d oaty bars contains six individually wrapped Punk’d bars for kids (23g each), with an RRP of £2.
Available from FREEE by Doves Farm and to purchase on the FREEE by Doves Farm website, the oat bars include:
- Ripe and tangy Apple Oat Bars with Sultanas
- 70% cocoa Chocolate Chip Oat Bars
- Delicious and crunchy Apricot Oat Bars with Chia
- Sweet Banana Oat Bars with Hemp
The bars can be purchased in a 4 x 35g for £2.50 and 18 x 35g for £9.40.
The bars are all free from gluten, milk, peanut, egg and soya and are certified by The Vegan Society, Coeliac UK and The Soil Association as well as suitable for vegetarians and those following a kosher diet.
Deliciously Ella's Oat Bars
Deliciously Ella's new Oat Bars. The range consists of Cacao & Almond, Apricot & Coconut and Apple, Raisin & Cinnamon.
They are packed with fruit, oats and fibre. The bars are all gluten free, vegan friendly, and made with love in the UK. The bars launch exclusively in Tesco this September and are a very exciting development for the Deliciously Ella ranges.
Plant For Peace
Having just launched in Sainsbury’s, the new Plant For Peace bars are a superfood bar made exclusively from fruit grown on small Afghan farms. The initiative has enabled farmers to transform their fields from growing opium for the heroin trade, to growing mulberries and other fruit to produce these superfood bars. For every bar sold, a fruit tree is planted.
The bars cost £1.19 (£2.99 for box of 4) and are available in three flavours:
- Mulberry Chia
- Mulberry Cocoa Orange
- Mulberry and Apple
Mulberries are superfoods with lots of health benefits - packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, these bars are a great low calorie snacks suitable for vegans and vegetarians. With a shocking 90% of the world’s heroin made from poppies grown in Afghanistan, Plant For Peace aims to revive the agricultural industry which was destroyed during the war, and offer farmers an alternative and sustainable livelihood.
£1.99, Selfridges, in the following flavours: Apple, Carrot & Cashew, Coconut, brazil nut & nutmeg, Kumquat & Chia, Peanut & Banana, Chocolate & nutmeg.
Developed in Russia by a team of enthusiasts who share their mission to help make healthy snacking simpler, BITE consists of only fruit, nuts, and spices, and is made and designed for people who don’t want to compromise between healthy and delicious, and convenient and beneficial. Each BITE has its own individual functionality, such as sport, mood or immunity, and with no chemical additives, colourings or flavours, BITEs are packaged to be easily read and understood, and created to ensure that the nutrient levels are maintained. Suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and gluten, milk and soy-free, each bite is rich in protein, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, fiber and antioxidants.
Delicious, nutritious, energising and convenient… these 100% natural sugar-free bars will satisfy your taste buds as well as your health. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free and suitable for those following a paleo and vegan lifestyle.
RRP £1.99 available in Boots
Deliciously Ella Protein Balls
A brand new member to the Deliciously Ella family, the all-natural, plant-powered, Almond and Blueberry Protein Ball has just six ingredients, including delicious blueberries and creamy almonds. Celebrating plant-based ingredients, they're packed with eight grams of vegan, hemp-based protein, perfect for a post-gym refuel or an ideal on-the-go snack. Wholesome, satisfying and completely delicious, each Protein Ball comes wrapped in compostable packaging.
Deliciously Ella’s new Almond & Blueberry Protein Ball and Coconut & Oat Energy Ball will be available on Ocado and in Wholefoods from 22nd March - RRP: £1.79
Bounce Energy Balls are launching three new delicious flavours that are high protein, dairy free and vegan friendly.
The new flavours include Coconut Cumin, Beetroot Cashew and Almond Kale and will be available from health food stores this April.
The new balls are packed with a mix of good quality nutrients, delivering energy and protein to sustain a busy, on the move lifestyle. A great source of vegan protein and fibre, good fats and carbohydrates, they are guaranteed to keep you unstoppable.
The new Bounce Energy Balls are available at Whole Foods Market & independent stores in the UK from April 2017. RRP between £1.79 and £1.99 per 40g. Also available in 12 packs and 40 ball tubs.
Reaching for a healthy snack bar when you need a little extra energy just got tastier with the launch of Meridian’s Peanut & Pumpkin and Peanut & Coconut nut bars.
Made with Meridian’s popular Peanut Butter, the new nut bars, developed to support a balanced and healthy lifestyle, feature deliciously tasty coconut and nutrient rich pumpkin seeds in handy 40g bars to keep you fuller for longer.
Each bar is made using a simple recipe with only the finest ingredients and offers a high content of protein (between 6-8g per bar) provided naturally from the ingredients. Offering the very best of nature’s energy the bars are also dairy, soya and gluten free and suitable for vegans.
The new bars are available from independent health retailers and online at Meridian’s shop shop.meridianfoods.co.uk/ priced from £1.19 (RSP) per 40g bar.
The Huel bars are a convenient and a tasty way to compliment the Huel powder as well as offering a healthier alternative to regular snacking. High in protein and packed full of fibre, Huel bars are a smart choice for post workout recovery and coming in Natural cocoa flavour, they will ultimately curb your sweet tooth.
Beet It Sport Beetroot Flapjack
Each Beet It Sport Beetroot Flapjack has 200mg of natural dietary nitrate, which is scientifically proven to improve exercise performance by reducing the amount of oxygen the body needs to maintain a set intensity of exercise. At the same time, the oats provide 24g of carbohydrate for dual-fatigue prevention, helping you stay fuelled up throughout exercise.
Plus, this is all it contains:
Oat flakes (53%), beetroot juice concentrate (27%), raisins, concentrated apple juice extract, sunflower oil.
Full Of Super
The Full of Super snacking range consists of three key products, each of which comes in two flavours: Flaxseed Crackers in Cayenne Chilli and Garlic & Herb; Maca-roons in Vanilla and Cacao, and Raw Bars in a choice of Cacao & Coconut. Each product contains all of the necessary, superfood ingredients removing the hassle element.
The collection of snacks offers the perfect, on-the go treat that you can easily pop into your bag and enjoy anywhere, without the hassle of creating time-consuming recipes at home. Each of the new products is made from only the most natural ingredients, ideal for a delicious, new alternative to snacking.
Having produced one of only a handful of British protein bars registered with the Vegan Society, and of those the one with the highest protein count, you could forgive health food specialists BodyMe for stopping there. Their exciting new range of protein bars go far beyond this however, both in respect to you and the planet…
When BodyMe set about creating a protein bar they wanted one that people could use to supplement an active lifestyle without having to worry about whether it fitted in with their ethical stance. Their view was ‘what’s the point of exercising hard to feel good about yourself if you don’t then feel good about the food you put in your body afterwards?’
The result is a bar that truly stands out from the crowd. From being vegan and organic to giving 10% of profits to charity and reducing CO2 footprint by manufacturing in the UK, BodyMe have produced a range of protein bars they’re ethically proud of.
The bars’ ethical credentials haven’t come at the sacrifice of nutrition though. 16g of complete protein, a mixture of pea protein, sprouted brown rice protein and hemp seed protein, containing all nine essential amino acids, is combined with raw fruit, nuts, oils and superfoods – ranging from cacao nibs to chia seeds. The result is a raw-processed bar, produced by cold pressing the ingredients, which is gluten and soy free and, perhaps most importantly, tastes great, with three delicious flavours available – chia vanilla, cacao orange and cacao mint.
The only question remaining is ‘Why would you choose any other protein bar?’
Available from www.bodyme.co.uk
When you’re feeling flat and in need of a satisfying, bite-sized boost to keep you on the ball throughout a busy day, look no further than the mighty, protein-packed Boostball. Whether enjoyed pre or post workout, after lunch or simply as a on the go pick-me-up, the delicious Boostball range is the perfect option for anyone looking for a healthy, natural protein snack that doesn’t compromise on taste.
Made using just 7 natural ingredients, Boostball contains no hidden nasties and packs a serious protein punch. Available in six mouth watering flavours – each a well-balanced ratio of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats – a packet of Boostball will boost your energy levels, tantalise your taste buds and halt those hunger cravings.
But it doesn’t stop there. Not only are Boostballs made from natural ingredients; they also contain no gluten, wheat or soy and are free from refined sugars. Available in six indulgent flavours, including a dairy free vegan range, each Boostball pack contains three bite-sized balls, perfect for little pickers!
Tasty vegan flavours - this is how we roll:
ü Mint Chocolate Chip (Vegan)
ü Maple & Cinnamon Roll (Vegan)
The health-boosting benefits, all balled into one:
Packed full of protein, the mighty Boostball is as much about endurance as indulgence – and the perfect way to help repair your muscles after a workout. But if working out isn’t your bag and you’re simply after a healthy, filling and flavour-packed snack – then Boostball is for you too!
Steve Bessant, nutritional coach and co-founder of Boostball, says:
“Boostballs are a great alternative to your average sweet snack. Because they contain only real wholefood ingredients, you know you’re not getting any nasty additives or refined sugars. They’re also a source of natural vitamins, minerals and fibre, as well as being high in protein – making them nourishing and filling. Boostballs’ combination of protein and carbohydrates is perfect if you’re active and on the go, or just looking for an energy boost to carry you through to your next meal.”
Available from www.boostball.com, independent health stockists and Amazon RRP £1.79.
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