energy bar

energy bar

noun
a bar-shaped food intended to boost physical energy, typically containing a combination of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins and fortified with vitamins and minerals.

Origin:
1965–70

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Main Entry:  energy bar
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a processed snack made of healthful ingredients and high calorie content to give a boost to athletes, etc.
Example:  Some energy bars contain a source of protein (often whey, casein, or soy), as well as a selection of vitamins and minerals.
Etymology:  1967
Usage:  cooking
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