There’s fruit, coffee, wine, beer and just about every other “Of the Month” club out there, so why not a sports nutrition one that is so much more? A new program, called “The Feed,” is more akin to a good-for-you concierge where you, as the athlete, are able to specify your dietary and training/racing needs and then dial in your dietary preferences and restrictions that end up in a custom-picked box of bars, drink mixes, healthy snacks and energy foods.
You also get regular check-ins with your Feed nutrition coach, allowing you to customize your next delivery and to answer food and performance questions.
This is the time of year when freshly-minted lawyers study for the bar exam, and so I sympathized by doing my own “cramming” of bars to arrive at some favorites, most of which were delivered in a sample Feed box.
Vega Sport Protein Bar
Smooth and easily digested, these vegan-friendly bars are just the sort of guilt-free post-run recovery food your body will appreciate as much as your mouth. The bar is packed with plant-based protein, omega-3 and glutamate in a non-GMO, gluten-free chocolate delivery vehicle.
The Fuel is a superfood energy bar with chia seeds, date paste, cashews and they are quite chewy thanks to a soft viscosity. The chia sees are the gift that keeps giving, as they tend to hide in your teeth for later chewing pleasure.
With just a single handful of wholesome, natural ingredients, KIT’s make the perfect snack or pre-run energy food for slow burn sustainability, not to mention tastiness.
Smooth and decadent, these candy-bar-like protein bars come in a convenient size and calorie count for between-meals hold overs or post-run infusions for muscle recovery.
Promax Protein Bar
Although there are more ingredients than you may prefer to read on the label of these great appetite management tools, they certainly pack a wallop of protein. You get plenty of satisfaction out of the 280 calories of chewing and they go down easily enough that you find you’ve consumed the whole bar before you know it.
Source: Runners World