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nutra grain bars

radiation manradiation man Posts: 446
edited December 2009 in Road beginners
anyone suggest anyhing better then a nutragrain bar, i usually have oat biscuits but found out they have a lot of fat in them etc, not sure if the nutragrain bars are much better.

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  • GarzGarz Posts: 1,155
    I prefer Soreen, flapjacks or jaffa cake bars.
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,666
    Jordans breakfast bars are pretty good. They're lower in fat and higher in energy than Nutrigrain, IIRC.
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  • I experimented with home made flapjacks for a while. They didn't work too well for me.

    Then I discovered fig rolls, which work a treat. I also agree that something like Jordan's cereal bars are better than Nutrigrain. It depends on how fussy you are with ingredients. For me, the more organic, the better.

    You might need to experiment to find what works best for you.

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  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,671
    i used to use nutrigrain bars as well, but after a while i got bored with them. i have turned to rice crispie squares! they are cheap and you can make them yourself!
    fig rolls are great as well...although be careful how many you have!
  • If you buy the real fresh fig rolls not the biscuits, they are more awesome than the dried ones. You find them in the nut section in Morrisions.
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,666
    Surprised that no-one's mentioned bananas yet. Cheap and nutritious with no packaging to get rid of.

    Depending which type of cycling you do, sandwiches, cut into bitesize pieces and carried in a freezer / sandwich bag, can add a bit of variety
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  • InfamousInfamous Posts: 1,158
    Crapaud wrote:
    Surprised that no-one's mentioned bananas yet. Cheap and nutritious with no packaging to get rid of.
    what?
  • Honey sandwiches are very good

    Most breakfast bars will do the trick - I wouldnt worry about the fat as you will use it during your ride.
  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,666
    Infamous wrote:
    Crapaud wrote:
    Surprised that no-one's mentioned bananas yet. Cheap and nutritious with no packaging to get rid of.
    what?
    A lobbed banana skin'll decompose quite quickly, a discarded energy bar wrapper takes ages. You could put the wrapper in your pocket and bin it later, but could make a mess of the pocket (although, admittedly, not as bad as a banana skin).
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  • +20 for Soreen. The stuff is addictive.
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