Serious Eats Sack Lunch: Homemade Energy Bars Recipe Recipe

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How keto-friendly is Serious Eats Sack Lunch: Homemade Energy Bars Recipe? The Keto Friendliness Gauge visualizes how much this food conforms to the standard keto diet.

  • Green implies that Net Carbs fall within standard keto diet guidelines.
  • Yellow implies that Net Carbs are a little higher than standard keto diet guidelines.
  • Orange implies that Net Carbs are much higher than standard keto diet guidelines and risks kicking you out of ketosis.
  • Red implies that the amount of Net Carbs fall within the upper limits allowed by the keto diet and there's a high risk of getting kicked out of ketosis.

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Keto & Health Insights for Serious Eats Sack Lunch: Homemade Energy Bars Recipe Recipe

  • Net Carbs are 12% of calories per serving, at 26g per serving. This food is a little higher than what's considered keto-friendly but it falls within a range that won't kick you out of ketosis. Take into account any foods you've already consumed. It's recommended that you track the macros of your daily food consumptions—this makes it easier to avoid overconsumption.
  • This food's %DV (daily value percentage) for sodium is 2%. At 37mg, it's considered low in sodium according to the FDA's standard for %DV (daily value percentage), which considers any food with %DV of less than 5% as low sodium. The organization recommends 2300mg of sodium as the daily limit. High sodium is believed to be associated with health problems such as heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, and kidney malfunctions. Too much low sodium is also associated with health problems. For most adults, a healthy range for daily maximum sodium consumption is between 1500-2300mg; foods should have 5%-20% DV per serving.

Serious Eats Sack Lunch: Homemade Energy Bars Recipe Recipe Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 21 servings   ( 55 g )
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 215
Total Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 37mg
Total Carbohydrates: 29g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sugar: 13g
Protein: 8g
Calcium: 41mg Iron: 2mg
Potassium: 260mg Vitamin A: 0mcg
Vitamin C: 0mg Vitamin D: 0mcg


  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2/3 cup chunky natural peanut butter
  • 2 2/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup soy protein powder or whey protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts (or walnuts)


Visit Serious Eats's website to view the recipe instructions. (Via Edamam)