This month in Multisport Menu we share four tasty picks for on-the-go fuel.
Whether you’re craving savory or sweet on a ride, Simple Squares has you covered. Available in eight flavors—Cinna-clove and Cho-coco were the taste-test picks—these chewy Paleo bars are big on taste. The non-GMO ingredient list is short, with just five ingredients per 230-calorie bar, and furnishes 17 grams of carbs and 6 grams of protein. Organic and gluten-free, these bars are a delicious option for athletes seeking clean, whole foods fuel.
$29.99 for a 12-pack box, Simplesquares.com
Rise Snickerdoodle Protein Bar
With only five ingredients (almonds, honey, whey protein isolate, cinnamon and vanilla), this bar impressed with its delicious flavor and smooth, chewy texture. It packs 20 grams of protein without any bitter aftertaste, and the mild spice of this newer flavor is actually quite similar to a real snickerdoodle cookie. Each bar contains 310 calories and 24 grams of carbs.
Honey Stinger Gluten-Free Organic Waffles
Athletes who are avoiding gluten in their diet can now enjoy the delicious taste of these organic waffles, made with a gluten-free flour blend. Available in three tasty flavors—maple, salted caramel and cinnamon—the crumbly waffle has a rich honey-sweet filling. The salted caramel emerged as the taste-test favorite, but all are alluring ride fuel (or can also be enjoyed as a snack—try pairing it with your favorite coffee). Each waffle has 140 calories and 21 grams of carbs.
Picky Bars Moroccan Your World
The new-for-2016 flavor of Picky Bars (co-founded by Triathlete columnist and pro triathlete Jesse Thomas) is a delicious spice cake-like treat. The texture is moist with some crunch from the rice crisps, and its whole-food ingredient list features nutrient-rich items such as almond butter, apricots, cashews, turmeric and ginger. Stash one of these gluten-free bars in your jersey pocket for a satisfying snack on long rides. Each bar contains 200 calories and 28 grams of carbs.