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Understanding Energy Bars

Understand energy bars and compare the top energy bar brands

Energy bars come in all different tastes, textures, and types. Although many base energy bars around taste, there are other aspects of the nutrition and purpose of each bar that should help you make the decision of what bar to use. Different ingredients produce different results for activities like backpacking and hiking. Choosing the correct bar for your activity is vital to keep you going and your energy up.

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Types of Energy Bars

Activity Bars
Similar to endurance bars, activity bars focus on prolonging energy. However, they tend to focus on all-day outdoor activities that require both energy and some meal-replacement nutritional features. Clif Bar is perhaps the most prevalent bar in this category. Outdoor bars, Clif Bar included, often focus on organic ingredients and have crunchier, more granola, textures. Activity bars are the best energy sources while backpacking and hiking.

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Basil Parmesan Orzo

orzo1/2 tsp butter flakes
1/2 cup orzo pasta
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried parsley
2 Tbsp freeze dried corn
3 single serving Parmesan or Romano cheese packets

At home: combine everything but the cheese in a quart size freezer ziplock bag.

In camp: bring 1 cup of water to a boil and then add to the ziplock bag. Simmer for 5 minutes or until the pasta is cooked. Add more water if needed. Stir in the cheese just before serving. Makes 1 serving.

This recipe courtesy of One Pan Wonders

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