- Flapjack alternatives to energy bars
Cheap ones are made with spread. Homemade ones are butter, much nicer (unless you buy the fancier ones)
I rarely eat ‘energy’ bars, but eat lots of snack bars (or snacks) that give me energy
Last weekend for a 2 day trip I had eat natural bars and nakd bars, lots of these. Plus some dark chocolate marzipan, 4 pork pies, a scotch egg, a bag of nuts and some chocolate.
They’re all packed with energy. Sometimes I really fancy something savouryPosted 4 months agomolgripsSubscriber
Torq energy bars are every bit as nice as flapjacks. Whenever I buy some I end up eating the raspberry ones as snacks even when not riding.
Flapjack though isn’t great for hard riding as it’s got tons of fat in it which is harder to digest and more work for your stomach. On a bimble though it works well.Posted 4 months agobearGreaseMember
4 pork pies
I love pork pies so was very pleased to read this in the joining instructions for mini-greasers ski camp:
Hill snacks can and should include foods high in carbohydrates such as wholemeal bread, oat based products and fruit. Please avoid fatty foods as this can cause lethargy. Mini pork pies, flapjacks, wraps, small pasta pots, hearty soups are all good lunch ideas.
I sent him with a rucksack full of Melton Mowbray’s finest.Posted 4 months agopedladSubscriber
Love flapjacks and hate expensive engery bars/gels/drinks.
Another vote for cheap ones as oats+sugar+salt (if they’ve come out of a big factory bound to contain some) is all good for endurance if not as a staple.
Those nature valley ones are nice but v v dry.Posted 4 months ago
A bag of dried fruit mix and salted cashews served me well on chase the sun.pipiomMember
I mix Chia seeds, chopped nuts, raisins, prunes apricots (dried),porridge, muesli and honey; roll em into little balls and put em in the fridge. Wrap 5 or 6 up in clingfilm and put them in my pocket/pack. Eat one every 1/2 hour or so on the fly……works for me and quick/easy to make.Posted 4 months agokayla1SubscriberransosSubscriber
I really like the Hugh FW recipe for energy bars. Easier to digest than flapjacks and way tastier than commercial stuff.Posted 4 months agokayla1Subscriber
If I may?
No salt, sugar or, more importantly, palm oil. And it’s delicious.Posted 4 months ago
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