It can be a constant battle to replace the tremendous number of calories you burn in workouts and games. You need a lot of protein, carbohydrates and calories, or you run the risk of losing muscle and crashing and burning on the field or in the weight room.
Store-bought protein bars can cost a bundle, and they may not have the nutrients you need. You can do better by whipping up a bunch of these homemade bars before you go to bed or first thing in the morning. They’re not only easy to make, they’re high in calories, protein and carbs.
High-Energy Protein Bars
- 5 scoops protein powder (Calories: 550, Fat: 8, Carbs: 5, Fiber: 0, Protein: 15)
- 1 cup oatmeal (Calories: 300, Fat: 6, Carbs: 54, Fiber: 8, Protein: 10)
- 1/2 cup honey (Calories: 480, Fat: 0, Carbs: 136, Fiber: 0, Protein: 0)
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (Calories: 676, Fat: 44, Carbs: 32, Fiber: 16, Protein: 40)
- 1/2 cup applesauce (Calories: 35, Fat: 1, Carbs: 4, Fiber: 0, Protein: 3)
- 6 oz. dried cranberries (Calories: 560, Fat: 0, Carbs: 132, Fiber: 8, Protein: 0)
Nutrient Total (for 10 bars): Calories: 2,601, Fat: 59, Carbs: 363, Fiber: 32, Protein: 168
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl by hand.
- Spread the mixture in a 9×13 baking dish and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Cut into 10 even pieces and enjoy. Store extras in the fridge.