Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Divina Ramirez
Energy bars are a great addition to your survival rations because they are high in calories and have a long shelf life. You can easily buy them in large quantities and fit them into your bugout bag (BOB) or survival kit.
But not all energy bars are good for you, especially since they often contain added sugar, synthetic chemicals, artificial food dyes and other harmful ingredients. Fortunately, energy bars are easy to make at home.
Read on to learn how to make nutritious survival energy bars from scratch. (h/t to PreppersWill.com)
Energy bars are designed to be a cheap and convenient source of nutrition. Their very name indicates that they provide energy, which mainly comes from macronutrients like carbohydrates, protein and fat.
However, most store-bought energy bars are no better than candy bars. Despite marketing claims that they are good for you, many commercially made energy bars are often chock-full of added sugar and other harmful ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS has been linked to obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
Store-bought energy bars are also tremendous let-downs because they are full of simple carbohydrates that are all too quickly digested and absorbed into your bloodstream, thereby raising your blood sugar levels.
By making your own survival energy bars, you get to carefully select the ingredients you will use. This way, you don’t have to worry about the health effects of added sugar, HFCS or simple carbohydrates. In addition, you can prepare large batches and cut them in the manner you prefer for easier storage in your stockpile or BOB. (Related: Food supply 101: Top 14 food items for your survival stockpile.)
Survival energy bars are meant to keep you fed and nourished in a pinch, which is why they are usually high in calories. Those calories come from ingredients like nuts, grains, seeds, dried fruits, healthy oils and nut butters.
Here’s a closer look at the ingredients typically used to make survival energy bars:
These survival energy bars taste just as good as store-bought ones but without the added sugars and unhealthy ingredients.
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