Giveaway: Luna Protein Bars

by Cate on August 26, 2011

Luna Bar Collection
Thank you to LUNA Protein for providing me a LUNA Protein sample pack to review. The opinions I’ve expressed here are solely my own and represent my honest viewpoint.

When I started clean eating and overhauled my whole way of thinking, one of the things I added to my cobbled together program was to have snacks in between meals. Handfuls of nuts. Hummus and whole wheat crackers. Greek yogurt. Granola bars. Frozen grapes.  You get the picture.  Since we’re always on the go, I also make sure to keep a stash of reasonably healthy Cate-approved snacks in my purse, work tote, car and work desk drawer. This way, there are no excuses. Well, except if I forget to replenish said stash.

The folks at Luna sent me a few of their protein bars to give a look-see. Or a bite-see. Natch. I will be the first to say, I am super picky about protein and granola bars. Mostly because a lot of them taste like cardboard. This was my first foray with the offerings from Luna. The bars are gluten-free, have 12 grams of protein, folic acid, calcium, iron and vitamin D. They are a nougat bar, which I totally wasn’t expecting and had to get used to. Mostly because my mind’s tastebuds weren’t expecting nougat chewiness. Reading the label first might have fixed that problem. I went through all the flavors and I think my favorite was the chocolate peanut butter one. You can taste the chocolate goodness on the outside with a hint of the peanut butter on the inside. I wouldn’t go so far as saying it tastes like a Reese’s Peanut Putter Cup. ‘Cause this is pretty healthy and that, um, is not. But when you have the munchies on the go, these are the perfect little thing to have within arm’s reach.

Beyond these tasty little treats, Luna has been in production for ten years now and is a company big on sustainability.  I have to say, I kind of love that.

Need some Luna protein bars of your very own? ‘Tis your lucky day, my friends. Five lucky readers will receive a fun little giveaway pack from Luna. To enter, leave a comment below sharing your favorite grab-and-go snack – I love new ideas! Your comment will be your entry. You can tweet this post (and come back here to let me know) and that will count as a second entry. Contest closes at 11:59 pm on Friday, September 2nd (winner chosen by, so you have all week to enter and spread the Luna goodness. Good luck and happy weekend!

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Please click here to learn more about LUNA Protein. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. #cleverLUNA

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Becca August 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Carrot sticks!!


Nicole August 28, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I live out of my car, so I keep little pre-measured baggies of cereal in it. It satisfies my need to snack, is just sweet enough, and won’t melt or go bad in my glove compartment or gym bag.


Blair August 28, 2011 at 9:23 pm

It is 109 today where I live, and that is not out of the norm… so, frozen grapes are my go to snack… or at least as long as they stay frozen… Apparently I also like “…”…


Joanie from CLBB August 28, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Hope you guys are doing okay with the hurricane up that way!! Our NC coast took quite a hit from Irene. Central NC where I am just had a few hours of strong wind and a spit of rain.

Fave on the go snacks?
Salty–Kettle chips baked S&P chips (with a Wet Wipe for oily fingers).
Sweet–Lara Cherry Pie bars and/or Kashi dark chocolate & cherry granola bars
I’ve had the old Luna bars, hadn’t seen these.

Thanks, stay safe.


Rachel August 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I love love love any white chocolate macadamia nut Cliff/Luna bar. That flavor is definitely a favorite grab-n-go snack of mine! I also like munching plain ole apples because they’re easy to eat while driving.


Claire August 28, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Oooo!!! I love the Luna Protein bars! I’ve only ever had the cookie dough (yum!) and peanut butter (yummy!). For grab and go snacks, I like an apple or pear with either hummus (not exactly easy) or a Laughing Cow cheese wedge (this goes particularly well with the pear. For summer, frozen grapes are great.


Claire August 28, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Just tweeted about this fun giveaway!


Paula Ann August 28, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I love Pop Chips original flavor and Special K Chocolate Pretzel Bars (only 90 calories!). When it’s really hot outside, like it’s been ALL summer, I love Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches. I realize the ice cream isn’t too portable, but it sure hits the spot when it’s 100+ degrees outside.


Susan J August 29, 2011 at 9:35 am

I love to grab granola bars or protein bars. Kashi is one of my favs, Lunda’s up there too. I’ve tried a few others, but they seriously do taste like ground up cardboard. Blech!


crystal August 29, 2011 at 9:38 am

I love the new Snackwell’s granola bars for a snack or string cheese.


F. Plvan August 29, 2011 at 10:10 am

Raisins are my favs! And I love Luna and Cliff bars!


aubreylaine August 29, 2011 at 10:50 am

Celery w/ the new Jif to go peanut butter!
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Ramona August 29, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Looks like a good carrying snack.


Betsy August 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I like to have some homemade granola. I make a big batch and freeze in smaller containers. Since its homemade I can control the ingredients.


Jenny August 29, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I love string cheese, grapes, bananas and nectarines. All simple and tasty. Cookie dough Luna bar? Yum!


Sana August 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm

Favorite grab and go snack is a toasted sandwich thin spread with laughing cow cheese and jam :P


Heather P August 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Almonds – especially the cocoa flavored kind!


Jenna Z August 29, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I grab to low fat string cheese sticks and 2 wasa crackers (whole week or multigrain) for a quick snack. Yum!


woman&warrior August 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm

My go to snack is cashews and whole fruit! Sometimes, i throw in a diet coke!


Jenny August 29, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I keep a container in the front seat of my car that has cashews, peanuts, pistachios, raisins and dried cranberries. Easy to grab a few and munch while driving.


jenni August 30, 2011 at 12:32 am

Fiber One Bars!


Jenn August 30, 2011 at 9:20 am

My favorite Trader Joe’s cheese sticks. I don’t know why this brand is my favorite but they seem to have more taste than other brands. I eat these more than my kids!


Debbie August 30, 2011 at 5:25 pm

My favorite snack on the go would be pretzels and almonds….grapes too!!!


Rose August 30, 2011 at 9:35 pm

My favorite grab and go snack is a handful of grapes. Nothing to clean up/throw away and so yummy!


Rose August 30, 2011 at 9:36 pm
Steph August 30, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Trader Joe’s dried mangoes. Haha, Trader Joes must be doing something right!


AppleTree September 2, 2011 at 7:37 pm

String cheese…Rather boring, but always tasty.


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