I’m working on developing a formua for meal replacement bars. The recipe will have all the protein, fat, carbs, calories, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, fiber, calcium, magnesium, phosporus, postassium, salt, iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, choline, betaine, and all the B vitamins, in all the right amounts. To reach that goal, I use only 5 foods, plus a vitamin powder and maybe some extra calcium.
In the current (experimental) formula, one bar is 600 kcal, so that 3 bars is 1800 kcal. One bar for each meal is sufficient to provide all nutritional components. Four or five bars can be used for more protein, fat, carbs, and calories without getting too much of the vitamins and minerals. Four bars is 2400 kcal and five bars is 3000 kcal.
The bars contain no dairy, no meat, no poultry, no fish, no egg, no wheat, no tree nuts, no peanuts, no preservatives, no palm oil, no hydrogenated or other unhealthy oil, but it does contain soy.
The purpose of the bars:
* military troops, a ration with the most nutrition in the smallest size
* famine, hunger relief
* disaster relief to forestall hunger
* camping, hiking
* prepping and survival