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    Hello,

    I'm looking for snack bars which are mostly fat than sugar and contain no wierd ingredients. The only one I've found which has good amounts of good fat (coconut) is this one:

    Coconut Secret Mint Coconut Bar 50g, Organic Food UK

    It tastes great but it's 2.50 a piece!

    I know that Larabars/NAKD bars are "paleo" but I find the nut content hard to digest and the dates are too much of a laxative for me.

    I really don't like baking or making raw snacks either which I know woud otherwise work.

    Any suggestions (UK)?

    Thank you!

  • #2
    hard boil some eggs
    The Champagne of Beards

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    • #3
      I also don't do well with eggs . I'm looking for more of a sweet snack than savoury. (trying to replace some poor recent habits)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nstocks View Post
        (trying to replace some poor recent habits)
        With some slightly less poor, but more recent ones? Beef jerky.
        The Champagne of Beards

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        • #5
          Pemmican.

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          • #6
            Kind of. I live in a very unhealthy sugar-laden household... we all know what that means!

            I really don't like beef jerky but thanks for the suggestion.

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            • #7
              there are also lots of recipes online for making your own bars. Check the primal/paleo recipe sites or just Google "paleo protein bar" or "paleo fat bar" (something like that)
              http://www.cantneverdidanything.net/

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              • #8
                I know you said that you don't like to bake but these are easy-peasy to make and they aren't baked. They are low-carb, high protein & high fat. I think they are more like fudge but my kids eat them for breakfast. Cut into 8 bars and they're approx. 300 cal. each.

                Chewy Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Protein Bars by Candice

                1 2/3 cup(about 160g) chocolate protein powder
                1/4 cup peanut flour (I subbed almond flour cuz that's what I had)
                2 Tablespoons Dutch process cocoa
                1/4 cup(2oz) unsalted butter (I used salted and still added 1/2 tsp of salt)
                1/2 cup natural peanut butter
                1/4 cup half & half
                1/4 cup water
                Sweetener to taste (liquid stevia worked best for me)
                Topping:
                1/4 cup natural peanut butter(no sugar, no salt)
                1 Tablespoon butter
                2 Tablespoons half & half
                2 Tablespoons stevia
                Line bottom of an 88 square baking pan with parchment. Set aside. In medium sized bowl mix protein powder, peanut flour, and cocoa powder. Set aside. In small glass bowl add butter and peanut butter. Heat in microwave until melted about 45 seconds. Stir until combined. Stir in half & half and water. Mix wet mixture into your dry ingredients. Stir until smooth. Batter WILL be VERY sticky. Pour into your prepared pan. Smooth evenly in pan with an offset spatula. In a small bowl, mix cream and stevia. Set aside. In small glass bowl heat peanut butter and butter in microwave until melted. Stir in cream/stevia mixture to your peanut butter/butter. Mix until smooth. Pour on top of protein bars and smooth evenly. Place pan in freezer for at least 1 hour to set.
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                • #9
                  I haven't tried this as I have been more into intermittant fasting than snacking lately, but here's an idea. Melt a bunch of coconut oil, mix in your choice of other ingredients (dark chocolate, stevia, nuts, etc.) and let it cool in the fridge or freezer. It will melt above about 70something degrees though, but if you don't add too much crap it would be mostly healthy fat. That or just eat spoonfulls of coconut oil.

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                  • #10
                    Came in to recommend those coconut bars. Sooooo good. I've also found that Larabars don't go over too well with my stomach. Being on the road so often, snack bars can be extremely convenient. Here are some other decent ones I've tried:

                    Vega Protein bars
                    Garden of Life Fucoprotein bars
                    Amazing Grass Green Superfood bars
                    Pure bars
                    Quest Bars (get the all natural variety)

                    Try to make it a habit to eat real food as often as possible, though. Snack bars can be great in lieu of other options, but they are nowhere near as satisfying as a full meal. If you're like me, it would take two of these plus a juice or smoothie and another snack to feel satisfied, and even that would only last for an hour or so. It's an expensive habit that can add up quick.
                    Last edited by tarek; 04-12-2013, 11:15 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Markbt View Post
                      I haven't tried this as I have been more into intermittant fasting than snacking lately, but here's an idea. Melt a bunch of coconut oil, mix in your choice of other ingredients (dark chocolate, stevia, nuts, etc.) and let it cool in the fridge or freezer. It will melt above about 70something degrees though, but if you don't add too much crap it would be mostly healthy fat. That or just eat spoonfulls of coconut oil.
                      Use cocoa butter and it will be solid at room temperature.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tarek View Post
                        Came in to recommend those coconut bars. Sooooo good. I've also found that Larabars don't go over too well with my stomach. Being on the road so often, snack bars can be extremely convenient. Here are some other decent ones I've tried:

                        Vega Protein bars
                        Garden of Life Fucoprotein bars
                        Amazing Grass Green Superfood bars
                        Pure bars
                        Quest Bars (get the all natural variety)

                        Try to make it a habit to eat real food as often as possible, though. Snack bars can be great in lieu of other options, but they are nowhere near as satisfying as a full meal. If you're like me, it would take two of these plus a juice or smoothie and another snack to feel satisfied, and even that would only last for an hour or so. It's an expensive habit that can add up quick.
                        Thanks for your reply!

                        Yes, the coconut secret bars are very, very nice but they are way overpriced. To be honest, the reason I want these snack bars is so that I don't end up crashing on the junk the is in every cupboard, drawer and on every work surface in my family kitchen. Seriously, it's like there is a cupboard dedicated to each processed food. One full of cereal bars (I counted and there are over 150!!!) and another full of sweets.

                        I'm usually pretty good at avoiding this junk but sometimes I just want something other than meat and veg with my cup of (herbal) tea! I'm British haha.

                        Another thing I love are Kale chips. (Raw Kale Chips:Cacao & Cinnamon 90g - inSpiral Shop) It's something else that is expensive and just doesn't work if I make them myself. (and this is currently my only source of greens following a AIP for many months)

                        I'm going to look into those brands you mentioned. I came across the Vega ones from the link in my first post.

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                        • #13
                          Ok so after searching for better (slightly sweet) snacks, I have come to the conclusion that coconut secret are the best options, at least for me.

                          I have also discovered after eating 60g of dehydrated Kale that my digestive system is still poor. I'm extremely bloated and this is the first amount of insoluble fibre I've eaten this year! I guess they are off the list! (I'm helping my digestion by making sauerkraut, bone broth and taking a probiotc supplement 10 billion per gram and Super enzymes. I've been doing this for 4 weeks and had hoped I could at least eat some Kale by now)

                          It's so frustrating because I actually feel that I'm not eating enough food and bloating after each meal doesn't help.

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