The ‘Chuck It In Your Gym Bag’ Snacks
Nutritionist at Superfooduk Shona Wilkinson gives us a guided tour of the best bars in the business
BIOGLAN RAW BITES CACAO + QUINOA 140g, £4.99, HOLLAND & BARRETT shona rates these tasty bites, explaining that while they might be sweet, they’re all natural. ‘it has the added benefit of being gluten-free and vegan. Quinoa is included, which is a good source of protein and will help keep you fuller for longer,’ she adds.
HANGRY FOOD CO BERRY THE RAGE 40g, £1.59 cranberries, dates, almonds, oats and sunflower seeds make up this hunger-busting bar, great for curing that afternoon slump. it’s also vegan-friendly and free from wheat, refined sugars and processed syrups.
MYPROTEIN My BAR ZERO 65g, £2.49 With only 2.4g of sugar per bar and 90 per cent fewer carbs than a standard protein bar, these are brilliant gym fodder. ‘the high amount of protein will help muscles to recover and the small amounts of sugar won’t cause blood sugar to spike,’ reveals shona.
KIND PLUS CRANBERRY ALMOND & ANTIOXIDANTS 40g, £17.88 FOR 12 these taste naughty but they’re not. shona says the nuts offer a good protein source, while the cranberries help with urinary tract infections. ‘it’s a step in the right direction away from chocolate bars but it does still contain a lot of sugar.’