On The Go Snacking (Giveaway)

Posted: August 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm

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.

News Flash – I’m a busy mom. A super busy mom. I won’t go through another full rundown of my daily routine in this post, but let me give you a glimpse into all that I carry on my plate right now:

  • supporting my husband and enriching our relationship
  • loving and caring for my children
  • maintaining relationships with friends and family
  • blogging and living out my dream/passion
  • training for a half marathon
  • facilitating two separate adult study groups in my church
  • volunteering in M’s preschool
  • studying to become a personal trainer
  • having some fun along the way

I think busy mom just may be the understatement of the century. I juggle all of these things because I have four areas of my life in which I refuse to settle: my growth in my faith, my relationships with loved ones, my passion for blogging, and my personal health and well-being. Just because I have a million and one things to do in a day doesn’t mean I need to forget about caring for myself. And for someone who has battled binge eating in the past, part of caring for myself is making sure I fuel my body properly.

I try to ensure I sit down and take time for balanced meals at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But snacks? Those can pose a challenge. Those often require grab and go options as I head out the door to whatever madness awaits me next.

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My preferred snacks will always be green smoothies (Chocolate Covered Strawberry por favor), yogurt bowls, handfuls of Love Grown granola, veggies and hummus, or fruit and peanut butter. When I need something fast, though, I resort to bars.

Recently I had the offer to try out the LUNA Protein bar line. I have loved the regular LUNA bars for a long time now and usually have a stash of them for emergency grab and go snacks. I know from experience that protein does help me feel fuller longer, so I welcomed the chance to try these out for my on-the-go hunger.

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The bars come in five different flavors – Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Cherry Almond. Each bar contains a dense, chewy center (that reminds me of cookie dough) surrounded in a light chocolate coating.

The bars contain 200 calories or less, 12 grams of soy and whey protein, and 3 grams of fiber. Other highlights I find in these bars:

  • no artificial sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup or trans-fats
  • no ingredients from genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
  • gluten-free (recently updated to gluten free bars earlier this year)

Now for the verdict?

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I really enjoyed the flavors and texture of the bars. The Chocolate Cherry Almond and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough were my favorites! The bars were pretty small, but I found they held me over as a snack just fine for a couple of hours between main meals. I will always strive to choose natural, whole foods over processed snacks – but I can definitely see me buying these again for when I need something fast on the go. Let’s face it…it’s a must to have such options as a mom of two young kids!

Would you like to try some of these bars for yourself? LUNA is offering to giveaway a pack containing each of the five bars plus an extra small prize to FIVE winners! More chances to win equals more fun in my book. So let’s get started! Smile

To enter this giveaway please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry option.

  • Leave a comment telling me what is your favorite grab and go snack OR which flavor you want to try of the LUNA Protein bars.
  • For the Twitter lovers - Tweet the following: [ I’m trying to win this #cleverLUNA giveaway from @TinaFFF - http://bit.ly/pKHWt9 ]
  • For the Facebook lovers – Like Faith Fitness Fun on Facebook or let me know if you already do!

US Residents only. One week to enter – ends Friday, September 3rd at 5 pm EST.

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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276 Comments to “On The Go Snacking (Giveaway)”
  1. Cheryl says:

    My favorite on the go snack is apple with pb!

  2. Cheryl says:

    Liked you on facebook!!

  3. Great giveaway! I already like you on facebook! :)

  4. My favorite grab and go snacks are bananas, string cheeses or bars – lunas are my favorite, I like the little luna minis, too!

  5. Rachel W says:

    I would love to try the peanut butter flavor!

  6. Beth says:

    My favorite “grab and go” snacks are usually fruit. Tasty, portable, and nutritious!

  7. Becky says:

    I don’t know about flavors, they all sound good. Choc-PB anything always holds a special place in my heart. :) I love bars like these for on the go snacks, or something quick in between classes

  8. Jenna Z says:

    I’d LOVE to try the cookie dough flavor! YUM, who could say no!!

  9. my favorite snack to grab on the go is probably larabars. but, i do love love love luna bars – the lemon zest one is my favorite! :) i’ve never tried these protein bars yet though.

  10. i already like fff on facebook!

  11. Megan says:

    Fall is coming so I’ve got apples on the brain as my favorite grab and go snack.

  12. Megan says:

    I now follow you on twitter and tweeted the giveway:
    http://twitter.com/#!/mch710/status/108556039003185152

  13. Megan says:

    I liked you on FB.

  14. I would love to try the chocolate cherry almond. Love Luna bars!

  15. Kat says:

    I love fresh fruit and veggies for quick snacks

  16. Brynn says:

    I liked you on FB.

  17. Heather M says:

    I want to try the chocolate chip cookie dough! Sounds good!!

  18. Heather M says:

    I like you on Facebook!!

  19. Jen says:

    I love Luna bars!!

  20. Brittany says:

    Definitely would love to try the chocolate cheery almond or the cookie dough!

  21. [...] had a pretty filling snack in the afternoon (a large green smoothie and a mint chocolate Luna Protein bar). I also have been adjusting to my much lessened hunger levels after stopping nursing. It’s [...]

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