My recipes all use dairy or wheat flour, and I haven't tried them with substitutions. If you do a search for either "vegan protein bar recipes" or "larabar recipes" then you should be able to find some good ones that will work for you.
You could do a search on the SparkRecipes.com side as well to see what recipes you can find that either are gluten/lactose free or that you could adapt.
i think i will try to eat a bigger breakfast. do you know any good recipes for making snack bars?
9/4/13 7:36 P
If you don't have much time to eat during the day, then it sounds to me like you need to be focusing on calorie-rich / nutrient-rich foods every time you can eat.
Are you hungry in the mornings? If so, then would you have time to have your "major" meal then? Maybe shooting for a higher protein meal of 500-600 calories for breakfast (omelet, or frittata, or quinoa, or casserole, or any traditional "dinner" meal) would give you a better start on the day.
Do you have time to nibble at a snack bar during the day? If so, then you could make some at home with nuts, dried fruits, hemp or soy protein, gluten-free oats, pumpkin or banana, and anything else that you like so that it's got both nutrients and calories. One or two of these at 300-400 calories each would be a quick and easy addition to the day.
A couple of servings of home-made trail mix (nuts, dried fruits, chocolate, etc.) might be enough to get you where you need to be, and can be eaten a bite here and there as you have time.
I'm not a fan of "drinking calories" personally, but there are some great smoothie recipes around that could work for you if that fits in to your schedule better.
I have been having issues with eating enough calories for my activity level (nothing is on spark...I've gotten complacent). I have been working at a very busy fast-paced job and do not have many opportunities to eat during the day. I am away from home from about 6 am to 6 pm, so I bring my own meals and snacks (with access to a fridge and microwave). I am gluten and lactose intolerant and need to stick to a budget.
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