(Closed) Any other bees eat Clif bars?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Fiance and I eat them, but usually only before/during exercise, like on a hike or rock climbing. I consider them a quick energy/protein bar, so I don’t eat them as an every day snack or meal.

Post # 4
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You might want to try Gnu bars.  They have a lot of fiber and not a lot of the bad stuff, plus some are pretty tasty!

Energy bars in general don’t make very good snacks unless you are using them before working out or something.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

When I was in law school I went through a phase where I’d eat a banana nut clif bar for breakfast every day – they’re easy, filling, and tasty.  But yeah, they are essentially candy bars with an aura of healthfulness.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I only use them before a really rough workout to give me an extra boost. Even then, I know there are healthier alternatives to Clif bars…

Other than that, yea they really aren’t good for you and probably not a healthy breakfast choice. (They are delicious though……)

Post # 7
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I eat them when I go backpacking because the sugar and carbs are good for energy on long hiking days.  If you want to loose weight you shouldn’t eat them for breakfast. They have a lot of sugar and the protein to carb ratio is crappy. You should stick to egg whites or oatmeal.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper

They are yummy, but I wouldn’t eat it for b’fast if you are trying to lose weight.  Try making an egg/veggie scramble – or, if you are short on time and want something ‘on the go’ – make some egg frittats (kind of like this):  http://everydaypaleo.com/2010/03/24/egg-cupcakes/

You don’t have to make that many – I usually do 4 eggs at a time and you can add in whatever you want (I’ll saute mushrooms, onions – and add whatever else I have in my fridge at the time:  spinach, broccoli, etc.) – Options are endless!

It will give you the protein that you need to keep you fueled, without the extra sugar.

I got hooked on Lara bars for awhile – I liked them because they used really whole and simple ingrediants (no added sugar, etc.) but I also realized that if I wanted to lose weight, I couldn’t eat them every day because it had a lot of residual sugar from the dried fruit (dates).  But, I do keep them around from time to time for emergencies or a treat.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I eat them every now and then if I’m hungry and on the run.  I tend to do pretty well with carbs (it’s high protein and fat that makes me feel gross), so they give me pretty good, long-term energy if I’m running around or working out or something.  There’s enough protein and fiber that they end up sustaining me for close to 3 hours which most snacks won’t do.

But even if you’re someone whose body runs well on carbohydrates, they’re still not “real food.”  They’re a good option for hiking or driving or other times when a sit-down meal just isn’t possible but I wouldn’t eat them every day.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love the Cliff Mojo bars. They have about 200 cal and 9 grms of protein. I usually eat them as an afternoon snack on days I run. They keep my energy up and keep me satisfied so I can get through a run after long day of work…but, I wouldn’t eat them every day.

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