BY TAYLOR MURPHY
Fueling up when you’re on the go can be tricky if you live a plant-based lifestyle. Instead of reaching for store-bought bars with questionable ingredients, do yourself a favor and make one of these nutritional, natural ingredient-filled options at home in a matter of minutes. Prep the bars over the weekend, and you’ll be snacking on goodness all week long.
1. Apricot Oat Protein Bar
Turkish apricots and pumpkin seeds star in this delicious, protein-packed bar from Cotter Crunch. The no-bake snack also features gluten-free rolled oats, so you’ll be filling up on B vitamins and important minerals.
2. Ginger Vanilla Protein Crunch Bar
Enjoy the delicious flavors of ginger, vanilla, and dates by making this easy-to-follow recipe, courtesy of Spabettie. In addition to its sweetness, this all-natural protein bar has a satisfying crisp texture that makes it hard to have just one.
3. No-Bake Protein Bar
Ideal for breakfast, these nutrition bars from Healy Eats Real only require a handful of ingredients—almost all of which can be found in your pantry. The flavorful munchies don’t require an oven, so they’ll be ready to eat in just 15 minutes.
4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bar
Indulge your dessert craving—minus the surplus calories and fat—with these nutritional bars from What Molly Made. These treats derive their delectable flavor from cocoa powder and natural peanut butter (which can be substituted with cashew butter).
5. Chewy Coconut and Fruit Bar
What can go wrong when coconut flakes and mashed bananas are involved? Nothing, as proven by these small-but-mighty bars from Nutrition Stripped. With everything from dates to chia seeds on the ingredients list, you’ll be happy to munch on these healthy bites.