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.
Back in my teaching days, I relied on a stockpile of snacks in my car and in my desk at school to keep me going from 6am to 5:30pm day in and day out. I rarely got to escape to eat lunch, and almost always forgot to pack one, so those snacks became the energy I relied upon every few hours without fail. And let me tell you… I ate my weight in LUNA LemonZest bars that I purchased in bulk from Costco. I’m pretty certain I went through a phase where I ate at least two a day, but it kept me from crashing or getting cranky and giving 110% to everything I had on my plate at the time.
Then, when I became a super boring and totally lazy graduate student (no really – grad school was a vacation compared to the previous 3 years) with a super nice student apartment kitchen, I had a bit more time, and less of a caloric-stress need to snack constantly and keep going from dawn to dusk. And away went my love of energy bars.
But then came pregnancy. And that whole phase where you need to eat something in the second you are hungry or else you might rip someone’s heart out? Well, mine was all about protein and I had to have peanut butter at the ready or else I would literally run my belly down the bike path to the student union’s Taco Bell for beans. I quickly learned again how instant protein can be a body’s best friend in times of need… and I’ve been noshing on the protein bars ever since.
I’m not sure if this happens to all working moms, but my sense of time has gotten completely out of whack when I’ve in the middle of doing something. That usually means I skip or delay meals… and usually work right through them in favor of a deadline. I mean, at home, if something needs to get done with Miss L, then that’s the priority and it gets done despite my hunger or other needs. So I think I just seem to carry that through everything now, to the despair of my tummy. So having protein bars on hand at work seems to be the easiest way to quell my insanity… and the raging cravings that I’m having!
So when I happened upon a chance to try out these (thanks Clever Girls Collective!) new protein bars from Luna, I was all over it!
I tried out all of the flavors (Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Chocolate Cherry Almond, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Cookie Dough), and let me just tell you that these are by far the best tasting protein bars I’ve had. Really. Especially if you’re used to chowing down on PowerBars or something else that’s ooey and gooey in a bar form… you’ll adore these!
Out of all the flavors, I really liked the Mint Chocolate Chip and Cookie Dough bars the best, but I can see myself stowing a bunch of the Chocolate Peanut Butter ones in my desk as well! I go through handfuls of trail mix weekly, so I know that having these on hand will make my 5:00pm drive home a bit less crazy and perhaps I’ll be a bit nicer to Mr. M when I’m making dinner because I won’t be starving and going mad!
And just in case you wanted to see what all the fuss is about…
YOU CAN WIN A CHANCE TO TASTE THEM YOURSELF!
I’m giving away 5 LUNA Protein Prizes: each one includes a sample pack of LUNA Protein as well as a bonus treat from LUNA!
[The giveaway is sadly only open to U.S. residents]
To win: leave a comment about what your favorite satisfying desk/glovebox snack is… and you’re entered to win!
I’ll pick the 5 winners on September 2nd and they’ll be notified by email and posted on this blog entry!
And the winners are….
Congratulations and thank you to everyone that entered!!!!