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.


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.


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?


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. Coco says:

    Already like you on FB!

  2. Coco says:

    The Chocolate Peppermint Luna bars are my favorite on the go snack – will need to try these protein bars!

  3. Heidi Nicole says:

    I have quite the stash of fig newtons, random granola bars and tossed together snack mixes that I use for snacks. I like having variety to take whatever I happen to fancy at the moment.

  4. Alicia says:

    I tweeted!! 🙂

  5. Heidi Nicole says:

    I already like you on FB!

  6. Alicia says:

    I usually try to grab some sort of fruit & either nuts or a cheese stick when I am in a hurry, but these bars would be perfect for my late night classes!

  7. Alicia says:

    I like you on facebook 😎

  8. I like you on FB, and in real life!

  9. Samantha says:

    Chocolate Peanut Butter would be my go-to choice because ummm….I’m addicted to PB! Great post, Tina!

  10. samantha says:

    I already like you on FB!

  11. Stephanie says:

    I love luna bar. right now my favorite is blueberry bliss, not the protein ones but can’t wait to try them!

  12. Kathy says:

    I would love to try the chocolate chip cookie dough!! Yum!

  13. Nutrition bars are definitely one of my main on-the-go snacks. They are especially perfect for me to eat after school and before cross country practice. I am most excited to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough flavor. Anything cookie dough-flavored has ought to be good! 😛

  14. I almost always have a bar in my purse, though I mix up a bunch of different brands for variety. I’ve tried Luna protein before, but haven’t yet tried the Peanut Butter and that one is calling my name!

  15. Laura says:

    cookie dough – yum!!

  16. AND of course I LIKE you on Facebook 🙂

  17. Kellie says:

    Chocolate Cherry Almond is my treat during my planning period at school. It’s my break from teaching, and my little piece of sanity. They are so good that I wish they were even bigger. I’d like to try any of the other flavors, but my go-to is Cherry Almond.

  18. fitbamabelle says:

    I def “like” u on fb!

  19. fitbamabelle says:

    I always have almonds with me & sometimes I carry my shaker cup w/ protein pwdr in my purse. All I have to do is add water (which I always have with me) & I’m good until the next meal.

  20. I love the cookie dough Luna Bar! Great giveaway, Tina!

  21. Trang says:

    I’d love to try the Chocolate Cherry Almond Luna bar.

  22. Trang says:

    I “LIKED” you on FB as well.

  23. Michelle {lively kitchen} says:

    Almonds, apples and granola bars are my grab and go snacks.

    I’d love to try the choc cherry flavor!

  24. Belinda says:

    I would love to try the Chocolate Cherry Almond flavor! It’s the only one I haven’t. Sounds yummy!

  25. anne says:

    I haven’t tried chocolate cherry almond and would love to!

  26. Diana says:

    I LOVE Luna Protein bars – the chocolate chip cookie dough, are you kidding me?!? I run with a Luna Chix running team and Luna gives us free mini Luna bars by the truckload – unfortunately they haven’t upgraded us to the protein bars yet!

  27. Brittney says:

    I’d love to try the Chocolate Cherry Almond Luna protein bars. I’m always looking for new and different flavors and those sound awesome! My favorite grab and go snack are probably PB Lara Bars, Chocolate Raspberry Luna bars, or Nature Valley Oats and Dark Chocolate Bars.

  28. I’m a huge Smores Luna Bar fan! I’d love to try the Protein ones though!

  29. Sara says:

    Trader Joe’s makes these “just a handful of..” packets filled with a mix of nuts and dried fruit. They are the perfect snack, but I also love bars!

  30. Rachel says:

    i LOVE the luna protein bars! i think they’re just so tasty 🙂

  31. Caitlin says:

    I tweeted and like you on FB!
    Protein bars are always an easy grab and go snack but I also like chopped veggies and nuts!

  32. I’m chocolate chip cookie dough all the way! 🙂

  33. I tried the cookie dough at an event I went to and loved it. I’d love to try the peanut butter!

  34. Sarah says:

    I liked Faith Fitness Fun on Facebook!

  35. Sarah says:

    I’ve tried a few Luna Bars in my life, and they were amazing! I’m not sure, but I think the mint chocolate chip sounds pretty good! =)

  36. Diane M. says:

    I haven’t tried the new Luna Bars yet, though I’m excited to now that I know they are gluten-free, especially the chocolate pb!

  37. Diane M. says:

    I liked you on Facebook.

  38. marisa says:

    I tweeted. (@marisae77)

  39. marisa says:

    I’d like to try the chocolate cherry almond.

  40. Rachel says:

    I love the Cookie Dough Luna Bars. I have had the Chocolate Peanut Butter one as well, which is also good, but the cookie dough bar always hits the spot as a quick snack!

  41. Stephanie says:

    I love LUNA! I’ve been wanting to try the chocolate chip cookie dough for awhile now!

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