I found this brand with 20 grams of protein. The package read similar to that of what I had been eating. So I tried 1 today while I was at home in case I had any issues. Thank goodness I did that! After eating it my stomach blew up like a balloon, my pants were digging into me. The pain was awful. Then I had to run to the restroom for about an hour. I DON'T want to think what it would have been like if this happened while hiking! I don't have enough wet-naps for that!!!
I am fortunate enough to be able to eat protein bars! YES, this is highly exciting since I become very dizzy if I don't consume enough protein. The size is small and packs tons of other daily vitamin needs as well.
My go-to has always been the Balance Bar line. They have a chocolate covering and soft inside with no nuts so my stomach can easily digest them. At 12 - 20 grams of protein these have been an almost daily must have. Especially when traveling I consume lots of these, as I NOT have to worry about what I can eat on the road and if I may get sick from it when there are no restrooms in site!
As I mentioned before I am starting to hike (nature walk as I call it) with my husband. It's so fun to be able to get outside and enjoy nature. But at any moment I can become dizzy from dehydration or lack of protein, so I pack lots of bars with me and have my own water pack. Staying ahead of the symptom(s) is the key. The problem is the chocolate covering on my bars vs the hot sun! Granted I don't mind the melted goodness inside the wrapper, it's just a mess to clean and pack out.
So, I went shopping for a different brand without the chocolate covering (boo, I know). Some had a granola substance - which caused allergic reactions. Apparently the fine nuts in them were not roasted for or something, Still trying to figure out that allergy! Others I didn't even try since they ranged from 2 grams of protein to a whopping 6 grams. I'd have to eat 2 - 4 of them to equal 1 of my gooey bars! Others were only made of nuts and I can't eat that for GP & allergy reasons. At this time I'm still looking into making my own!!
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