(Eng.) Allergy friendly and healthy energy bars – a simple small meal

After I started on a gluten free diet, in 2009, and continued on a dairy free diet, I tried to find a replacement for the energy bars that I’d used as small meals. That was harder than I’d thought, because the ones that were gluten free, had milk in them and vice versa, or they were full of sugar and other unhealthy stuff. I was therefore very happy when I found a lot of different, healthy energy bars, in the American web shop iherb.com, that I could have!

 
These bars are from Lärabar (external link), and I’ve tasted 8 of their different bars. Shortly after I discovered them, I found out that the contestants of The Biggest Loser, eat them, as well, so this is obviously a good snack, even if you want to lose weight! You can see a short video of the episode where the contestants were introduced to the energy bars, at the bottom of Lärabar’s web page.
 
I haven’t liked all of them, very much, but I’ve found some favorites among them and I have to order two boxes of them, at a time, not to run out of them, before my next order gets delivered.
 
I’ve written about- and linked to the 8 sorts that I’ve tried, in a prioritized order, from those I like the most, to those I like the least. The list just shows my taste, so if you’d written this, after tasting them all, the list might have been very different.
 
If you haven’t shopped at iherb before, then you can use my voucher TAG059, for a 5 dollar discount, the first time you shop there. You have to enter the code manually, just before placing your order, to activate the discount.
 
Click on the image(s) that you’re interested in, to read more about the energy bar(s) and to enter the shop. (External links.)
 

 
Name: Chocolate Coconut Chew. Price: $21, 84.
It contains: dates, almonds, walnuts, unsweetened cocoa powder and -coconut.
It is without; gluten, milk, soy, added sugar, peanuts, eggs, cholesterol and sodium.
It is: vegan, RAW, kosher, 1 serving of fruit and full of fiber.
It may contain: occasional nut shells or pit pieces.
The box contains 16 bars, each of 220 calories.
(I hold this as my favorite, and the Cherry Pie is a good runner up. At times, I’ve eaten this chocolate bar every single day, and I’ve never gotten sick of it. The chocolate flavor isn’t overpowering, and for someone who loves chocolate, it feels great eating these and staying healthy, since they are RAW!)
 
 
 
Name: Cherry Pie. Price: $21, 84.
It contains: dates, almonds and unsweetened cherries.
It is without; gluten, milk, soy, added sugar, peanuts, eggs, cholesterol and sodium.
It is: vegan, kosher, 1 serving of fruit and full of fiber.
It may contain: occasional nut shells or pit pieces.
The box contains 16 bars, each of 200 calories.
(I think that this bar has a good balance between                                                        sweetness and acidity – it’s very good!)
 
 
 
Name: Coconut Cream Pie. Price: $21, 84.
It contains: dates, unsweetened coconut, almonds, cashews and extra virgin coconut oil.
It is without; gluten, milk, soy, added sugar, peanuts and eggs.
It is: vegan, kosher, 1/2 a serving of fruit, full of fiber and low in sodium.
It may contain: occasional nut shells or pit pieces.
The box contains 16 bars, each of 220 calories.
(I think that this bar tastes nice and fresh!)
 
 
 
Name: Pecan Pie. Price: $21, 84.
It contains: dates, pecan nuts and almonds.
It is without; gluten, milk, soy, added sugar, peanuts, eggs and sodium.
It is: vegan, kosher, 1/2 serving of fruit and full of fiber.
It may contain: occasional nut shells or pit pieces.
The box contains 16 bars, each of 220 calories.
(I think that this bar has got a subtle and nice flavor.)
 
 
 
Name: Peanut Butter Jelly. Price: $21, 84.
It contains: dates, peanuts, unsweetened cherries and salt.
It is without; gluten, milk, soy, added sugar, eggs and cholesterol.
It is: vegan, kosher, 1/2 a serving of fruit and full of fiber.
It may contain: occasional nut shells or pit pieces.
The box contains 16 bars, each of 210 calories.
(I think that this tastes nice, but that one whole                                                        bar is too much at once.)
 
 
 
Name: Peanut Butter Cookie. Price: $21, 84.
It contains: dates, peanuts and salt.
It is without; gluten, milk, soy, added sugar and eggs.
It is: vegan, kosher, RAW, 1 serving of fruit, full of fiber, low in sodium and a good source of protein.
It may contain: occasional nut shells or pit pieces.
The box contains 16 bars, each of 210 calories.
(I think that this bar is a bit too dry and “compact”.)
 
 
 
Name: Tropical Fruit Tart. Price: $21, 84.
It contains: dates, pinapple, unsweetened coconut, almonds, extra virgin coconut oil, cashews, orange juice consentrate and orange peel.
It is without; gluten, milk, soy, added sugar, peanuts, eggs and sodium.
It is: vegan, kosher, 1 serving of fruit and full of fiber.
It may contain: occasional nut shells or pit pieces.
                                                       The box contains 16 bars, each of 210 calories.
                                                       (This is to acidic for my taste.)
 
 
 
Name: Apple Pie. Price: $21, 84.
It contains: dates, almonds, unsweetened apples, walnuts, raisins and cinnamon.
It is without; gluten, milk, soy, added sugar, peanuts, eggs and cholesterol.
It is: vegan, kosher, RAW, 1 serving of fruit, rich in fiber and low in sodium.
It may contain: occasional nut shells or pit pieces.
The box contains 16 bars, each of 180 calories.
(I think that the cinnamon flavor is too strong.)

 
 
Iherb has 13 other types of Lärabar energy bars, which I haven’t tasted myself, at the time being. These are called; Cinnamon Roll, Cashew Cookie, Key Lime Pie, Ginger Snap, Lemon Bar, Banana Bread, Carrot Cake, Jocalat Chocolate Hazelnut (organic), Jocalat Chocolate Mint (organic), Jocalat Chocolate Coffee (organic, contains coffee), Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip (contains sugar), Chocolate Chip Brownie (contains sugar) and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (contains sugar).
 
I remind you of the voucher TAG059, if you’re a new shopper at iherb.
 
With every order, you can get a free sample, that you choose yourself, from a range of different stuff. You find the various samples HERE (external link.) I’ve even gotten a (paperback) book on RAW Food, this way!
 
If your order weighs under 1814 grams/4 pounds, then the shipping costs, worldwide, are at just 4 dollars! So it’s more econimic to buy several small packets, than to buy one that weighs alot. Remember that your sample’s weight, is counted into this weight, as well!
 

More tips about my favorites from iherb, will be presented in another post, soon!

 
(The photos are borrowed from iherb.)
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