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 random.org), so you have all week to enter and spread the Luna goodness. Good luck and happy weekend!