Whether it’s when you’re run off your feet at work, or while you’re out and about, there are often days when squeezing in lunch is tricky.
Now, a new meal replacement bar has been launched that contains all the essential nutrients and minerals that you’d expect from a normal meal.
The bars, called Human Food bars, are described as the ‘world’s first organic Daily Nutrition Bars’, and can be used in smoothies, crumbled into granola, or just eaten on their own.
Human Food explained: “The brand’s Organic Daily Nutrition Bars are the World’s most nutritionally-dense organic food and have been designed specifically to support a plant-based lifestyle, but provide all individuals with a solid nutritional base from which to easily complete an optimal diet.
“Unlike other brands, they deliver all this from whole foods, without the need for lab made ‘synthetic’ nutrients – which are not as effective as whole food derived nutrients.”
The bars contain 20 organic whole foods and whole food extracts and no added sugar, sweeteners, preservatives, flavourings, synthetic nutrients, soy, grains, wheat, dairy or GMO’s.
Meanwhile, each bar contains 11g of protein, 100% of your vitamin B12 for the day, and 50% of your recommend daily iron, calcium, magnesium and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and D.
Users can choose from three ‘colours’, which all have the same basic ingredients, but slightly different flavour profiles.
The Red Bar contains Goji Berries, while the Yellow Bar is infused with Turmeric. Finally, the Green Bar contains organic Spirulina.
Human Food added: “The bars are hugely versatile and a quick, nutritious solution that is ideal for time-poor, busy individuals to enjoy at any time of day.”
Mirror Online tries Human Food bars
As as self-proclaimed ‘foodie’, the idea of giving up one of my daily meals in favour of a meal-replacement bar was pretty daunting.
But I bit the bullet this week, replacing my usual lunchtime sandwich or salad with a Human Food bar.
The bars may look small in the hand, but they pack a punch when it comes to both flavour and texture.
They’re pretty dense and take a while to chomp through. While this might sound off-putting, it actually means the bars are more fulfilling, and feel more like a meal than a snack.
I was also surprised by how filling the bars were. While they’re only around 280 calories each, they kept me full until dinner time, and I didn’t find myself having to reach for any extra snacks.
In terms of flavour, the three flavours are all fairly similar, although I think my favourite was the Spirulina, which was a great balance of savoury and sweet.
Priced at £33 for a box of ten, the bars aren’t exactly cheap, especially if you compare them to other nutrition bars.
However, Human Food highlights that they shouldn’t be seen as snack bars, and instead if you compare the price of a basic lunch, they’re pretty good value for money.
Overall, the Human Food bars are great to use on-the-go, leaving you feeling reassured that you’re getting all your essential nutrients even if you can’t squeeze in a proper lunch.