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Vince123
09-12-2008, 07:52 PM
In school it is difficult to get protein shakes in.
So I'm wondering are protein bars just as good?

Advice appreciated.

SW
09-12-2008, 07:59 PM
Both can be homemade or manufactured. Which are you eating/drinking?

=Travis=
09-12-2008, 08:59 PM
Shakes (meaning powder in liquid) will give you more protein and less fat. Look at the content on a lot of bars and they are full of saturated fat.

SW
09-13-2008, 08:00 AM
I ask b/c if you're making a homemade shake or making homemade bars, the homemade ones are certainly better for you, and if you had, say, store bought bars vs homemade shakes, i'd reccomend the homeade variety.

Vince123
09-13-2008, 08:31 AM
Well, I was thinking of the store bought bars as they are easier to carry around.
How do you make homemade bars?

At the moment I'm only taking powdered protein shakes.

=Travis=
09-13-2008, 08:36 AM
I do make homemade bars that I'll eat but they dont have as much protein as a shake. Here's the recipe:http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/protein-bars-recipe/index.html I change some of the contents because of what I have on hand like whey protein instead of soy, whatever dried fruit I want, water for apple juice if I have no juice on hand and I just use regular peanut butter as it's cheaper. I use this recipe and make a double batch and then freeze some. When I have a competition (highland games) I'll eat some of this between events to keep my energy going. They are heavy bars, you'll definitley be able to tell you ate something afterwards.

SW
09-13-2008, 08:39 AM
Those sound perfect for on-the-go food. The shakes can wait until you get home, right after you lift. The homemade bars will certainly get you through the day. I'd definitely go that route.

Vince123
09-13-2008, 01:28 PM
Thanks for the recipe Travis

=Travis=
09-13-2008, 05:21 PM
I mix the dried fruit I put in them from time to time for a different taste and use differnt flavors of protein powder as well. Mix it up how you want to add variety. I eat these sometimes when I dont have time for a meal.

Ben Moore
09-13-2008, 06:11 PM
I make them out of PB, Nitrean and honey - goooooooodddddd stuff.

Reko
09-13-2008, 07:54 PM
I make them out of PB, Nitrean and honey - goooooooodddddd stuff.

Goo balls!

Ben Moore
09-13-2008, 09:47 PM
Goo balls!

gonna make some this weekend as a matter of fact.

ncsuLuke
09-15-2008, 06:48 PM
shakes are definitely better but the practicality of a protein bar is pretty nice now and then

ArjunDhir
09-20-2008, 10:06 AM
Travis I was wondering with those bars, and the subsitutions you make (Wh y Protein instead of Soy..etc) how much Protein is approx. in each bar?

=Travis=
09-21-2008, 06:27 PM
The amount of protein per bar would depend on how big you cut the bars. Figure the total protein in a batch and divide by the number of bars. I cut mine larger than probably reccomended. I make a double batch and then cut 10 bars. Each bar is huge and if I'm eating them between events during a competition (Highland Games) there is no way I'd eat a whole one.