August 26, 2011

Luna Protein and a GIVEAWAY!!!

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.


It's 9:20am.  We're flying out the door to get my oldest to preschool.  As I get both kids buckled in I run through the checklist in my head.  Did I make him go potty before walked out the door?  Check.  Did I bring his backpack?  Check.  Did I put his homework back in the backpack?  Check.  Did I change my youngest boy's diaper when he announced it was full?  Check.  Wow, I even got in a shower!  Things are feeling pretty good.....until I realize that while I was busy doing all those things I ignored my roaring stomach.  I forgot my own breakfast and now I'm feeling it.

I'm guessing you can relate.  When you have little ones and you're on the go it's usually your own needs that get forgotten.  Well, today I have a nice solution for the rumbling tummy on the go.  Enter Luna Protein.



I was really excited to review these bars.  They come in Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookie Dough, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Cherry Almond, and Chocolate.  My favorite was the Chocolate Peanut Butter, but I actually really liked all of the others as well.


So, here's what I liked. 

- The convenience.  I can throw one in my purse and it's there when I need it.

- The flavors and taste.  I felt like I was eating a candy bar but MINUS the nasty feeling you get after eating a candy bar.  For tasting as good as they do, they have less sugar than I thought they would and they are under 200 calories.

- They were amazingly filling (due to the protein).  This is great because I must admit that I am a beast when I'm hungry.  Really.

- They are gluten free (which is a definite bonus for a lot of people).


Here's what I didn't like:

- There's still a tinge of that "protein bar" taste.  If you've ever tried a protein bar you know what I'm talking about.  However, the Luna Protein hid that protein taste far better than any other protein bar I've ever tasted.

- I had to fight my boys for them and when I say boys I mean my husband too.  Don't worry.  I won.


So, if you find yourself in the situation I described above, try a Luna Protein bar.  You'll feel like you indulged, but you'll have the benefit of feeling full and not guilty :)

AND, Luna is giving away a Luna Protein pack with a special gift to 5 of you!  Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment here.  Drawing ends in one week (Sept 2nd) and the winners will be announced then.  Please make sure you either leave you email address in your comment OR have it linked to your profile so I can contact you if you win.

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

189 comments:

Jenybear said...

Ooh, they sound wonderful! I went on their site and the flavors sound delicious! I'm glad you liked them :)

zoe said...

What a cool prize especially for a busy mum :D

ms_sunshyne said...

have heard great things - would love to get a chance to try them out! thanks for the giveaway! ms_sunshyne at yahoo dot com

hbelle16 said...

love to try these, especially because we recently discovered one of our little ones has to go gluten free :(

wentay said...

Yum! Would love to try these!

Kim's Treasures said...

These sound like good stocking stuffers for my athletic family.

Cute pic of you, by the way!

Brian and Melissa Degelder said...

They sound so yummy... and really anything with chocolate is ok in my books!!! would love to try them!
m_p3t3rs at hotmail dot com

Brooke said...

Would love to try Luna Bars!

Felicia said...

I'm always looking for easy on the go meals for myself. Thanks!!!

felicia_cooper(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sew Much Ado said...

Mmm, I love a good protein bar, and they're so hard to find! I'm excited to try a Luna now, thanks for the review!

Food... I love it! said...

Oh... love luna bars... thanks for your honest review!

Felicia said...

Oh and I love your cute hair wrap thing it looks really nice with your necklace!!!

Shana said...

I do love everything chocolate!

shanasteve@msn.com

Christie said...

Sounds yummy and right up a busy mom's alley!

Pidg said...

Awesome idea for a prize...I'm always looking for something to snack on that is good for you. I don't get that hungry during the day, but when I do I tend to turn to the not so good for you stuff!

Julie said...

Those flavors sound yummy! Chocolate cherry
Almond sounds like a delicious choice but, so does cookie dough :)

Karen said...

I would love to win! I love Luna bars and am thrilled they have made a protein bar. Thanks.

BrendaLady said...

ME! ME! I have a secret love of protein bars. I haven't made my way to the Luna bars yet, but I would be excited to try them!!!! (brendaleno@hotmail.com)

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I REALLY want to try these--- especially cookie dough :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Keisha said...

They sound so good! I would love to try them!
Keisha keisharoo@gmail.com :)

Emilee said...

Would love to try! My kids would be begging to have some too!

emilou84037 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Luna, Luna, altuna baboona. Had to say it :)

Sandi said...

I am thinking I need this

Moonofsilver said...

those sound so yummy! I would totally want to try!

Jenifer said...

I love to have little pick-me-up protien snacks in my purse. I haven't tried LUNA bars yet. must try.

Jeana said...

I'm a single mom who works full time and is also a full time student. I wouldn't be alive if it weren't for nutrition like this!

DeeMama said...

LoVe Luna Bars!! Guity pleasure...without the guilt! :-)

Dee

http://awellfedsoul.blogspot.com/

Twins Squared said...

O.K., I really need these! I always forget to eat and then I end up eating junk when I realize how hungry I am. Thanks for the review.

Leigh Anne said...

I too love the LUNA protein bars....and choc/PB is my fav too :)

StaceyN said...

Oooh those flavors sound so good! I would love to be able to try them.

lilmisschicky(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jane said...

I love Luna bars so it's good to hear these are good too!

TianaN said...

I could always use these bars to have on hand.

CJ & Mel said...

I would LOVE to try these! So far only have tried Zone Perfect which are pretty good too.

cloudbruja06 said...

These LUNA bars sound delicious. They're always in the store but I've never actually tried one.

email: aehall14@amherst.edu

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

Those sound really yummy and I love having something like that on the go in my purse. I can totally relate to your comment about turning into a beast when hungry... I get a little crazy sometimes.

Sami said...

They sound delicious!

Tasha said...

This definitely sounds like my life. :) Isn't it most of our lives. (haha) I would love to try them and would really love to since they are gluten free and I am always looking for good gluten free products.
mycreationcorner@gmail.com

JB said...

Those sound yummy...thanks for the chance to win!

Allison said...

I love protein bars! As a college student they give me extra sleep in the morning by being easy to eat on the way to class! Yum!
laneseal@msu.edu

Michelle T said...

Yup, I always forget to feed myself too. These sound great!

Amanda said...

As a busy mom/PTA president/carpooler/wife/etc, etc, etc, I missed both breakfast AND lunch today. Completely forgot about them until 2 pm. I could use these!

Brit said...

They sound quite delicious, thanks for the giveaway!

DeBran said...

Yum, these sound awesome. My oldest just started kindergarten and I cannot believe what school has done to our life. i feel like I never sit down, never stop, I don't even think I have friends anymore, let alone breakfast, or lunch, or...ok, usually I have dinner. ;) Cookie dough sounds delightful, and mint chip. MMmm...
haselwoodfam@yahoo.com

Amy Yang said...

If they really hid that nasty protein taste as well as you said, then these might become a must have for me!

Brittany said...

This is so exciting! I've always wanted to try them!

Unknown said...

I would love to have some of these on hand for after baby is born (in a few weeks already -- eek!!) Extra protein = extra energy, which I will absolutely need!

nicole@ babyfoodscoops.com

Alli said...

I've never wanted to eat more in my life than now that I'm breastfeeding. Of course, my son couldn't make it easy and requires a gluten-free diet. I'd love to try these!

Kinsey said...

Breakfast-on-the-go! That's what I'm talking about!

The Wifeyness said...

These sound perfect! What a neat way to cram some protein in & defeat my "angry" mean person that happens when I forget to eat.

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I've heard good things about these. I'd love to win some.
xoxo,
Amy
utahchemnrd{at}yahoo{dot}com

Unknown said...

I love Luna bars and these chocolate protein ones sound delish! And anything that curbs my appetite for awhile is fab! Krisfagan (at) cox (net)

Marie said...

I always forget my own breakfast after taking care of all the kiddies! My stomach starts growling really loud and I'm always kicking myself for not grabbing something.

Unknown said...

Even though mine are 2 and 9 months (no school yet!) I usually dont realize I need to eat...*see grouchy* until about 11pm. This would be awesome to have with my morning coffee :D

Alynn said...

Oooh! I would love to have these for a pre-run snack/breakfast! Cheri, I know the rumbly tummy feeling in the morning!
alynn.lassiter@gmail.com

Cannon & Henry said...

I love the chocolate cherry! Thanks for the chance!

Annalh said...

I'm just about to start the 12wbt, so these might be great for that!! YAY!

Rhiannon said...

I can totally relate! I'd love to win! rhiannon.parker2904@gmail.com

Rayna said...

Oooh, here's to hoping I win! I know I'm terrible about remembering breakfast...Could use a pick-me-up to keep me from becoming a beast too ;-) hehe

Great flower lady said...

Thats sounds great with school starting up in about a week greatflowerlady@mail.com

Leah Ketchum said...

oh, this would be great to keep in my purse! I have low blood sugar and tend to have dizzy/fainting spells if I forget to eat, so I'm always looking for something tasty to keep in my bag for emergencies

missheidi821 said...

All their flavors sound so yummily delicious!

CE said...

Would love to try these. I am always looking for a good taxing bar.

Sarah said...

yum! i just tried one of these at the coop the other day and i had to go back the next day for another one - they are so good!

slstepec@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Those sound great - I will definitely check those out. Thanks!

Deb said...

Luna bars were my go-to bars when I was marathon training, prior to having children. Now that I'm back to work full-time and starting to train for races, this sounds like another good option for my busy days!

chel said...

My sister just told me I needed to try these, This would be perfect!

Elle said...

I'd be fighting my boys for the chocolate peanut butter one, haha!

Unknown said...

I love keeping goodies like these handy. Seems I spend lots of time in docs offices these days and you know how much time you can spend sitting and waiting. Which means you end up with a growling tummy = cranky me.
Would love a taste of these! Thanks for sharing!
gramiekins@yahoo.com

Arya said...

I have been wanting to try these but wasn't sure if I would like them or not, now I think I will give them a try for sure...

arya_wiese@yahoo.com

nest full of eggs said...

I'm a busy stay-at-home mom, PLUS I'm gluten-free, so I would really like to try these !

Courtney said...

Always fun to win something!

court_21_@hotmail.com

K said...

I LOVE Luna bars! They are great for the afternoon when you are craving something sweet.

hangingonbyathread(at)live(dot)com

miranda said...

I definitely know what you're talking about, I have 4 little ones ages 6 and under. I always put them first, which usually results in me missing meals! These would be great to try! Thanks for sharing!

dougmiranda@yahoo.com

val said...

I too am not very pleasant when hungry! Thanks for letting us know about this product!

mattvaleiler at gmail dot com

Saunders Family said...

I would LOVE to win this! I'm 7 months preggo and have been extremely anemic the whole time- even with taking iron supplements two times a day. This would be an awesomely delicious way to add some protein into my diet (chocolate covered protein... Yes, please!) Thanks for the opportunity!

Ashleyfsaunders at gee mail dot com

Lissa K said...

Wow they sound perfect! I would love to try some!

Jennifer said...

ummm...best giveaway ever!! Delicious, healthy, hunger curbing, FOOD! Thanks Cheri and Luna :0)

- jen
walls.jennifer1 at gmail (d0t) com

sb said...

Can you believe I've never had any form of protein bar? But with a toddler and one on the way I think I could definitely use the pick-me-up!

Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies said...

I could so use these. I have a 3 and 5 year old, plus me to get ready every morning in 1.5 hours. That includes making them lunches (one-handed with my non-dominant arm), since I work at their school from 8:30-12:30 every day. So I don't get breakfast most mornings, and I work with the 4-6 graders, so I need food. These would be great for me! Thanks! c l s t r a t t o n @ gmail dot com.

Kristie said...

These sound delicious! And perfect for a purse treat when you are starving!

Heather Feather said...

They sound great! I'd love to try them!

Ashlyn S said...

I would definitely be interested in trying these!

Tara said...

I seem to always be running out of time to eat! I love that I could take them along anywhere! Thanks for the chance! Taracrawford (at) gmail (dot) com.

vanessaleighmink said...

I love these! nesseleigh@hotmail.com

jhoward_120509 said...

i LOVE luna bars!! I have one for breakfast almost every morning. I have only been brave enough to try the Nuts over Chocolate one though, but i would like to try some others I'm a sucker for mint, and cherries, and peanut butter.. hmm sounds like i may like them all ;]
great giveaway! thank you!

www.simplylovelyjhoward.blogspot.com

jhoward_120509@hotmail.com

Unknown said...

They sound great! I would love to try them!

Tommie @ Ilene Books said...

What a great alternative to protein bars. I can't stand the taste or smell of them.

Heidi said...

My kids have bottomless pits for tummies. Maybe these little beauties will keep them full for a while!
Heidi
heidi.nevarez@yahoo.com

Steffanie said...

Sounds nummy! Would love to try one! Thanks!

steffanie at myway dot com

Barbie said...

I always have a protein bar on me, they are perfect for on the go!

Shasta said...

I'm always up for trying something new!

Angie said...

Love protein bars, and the Luna brand. I am always forgetting breakfast.

The Miller Five said...

I am loving that picture of you. It looks retro and you look beautiful!

Mrs. W said...

ooohh enter me! http://www.twolittlechickadees.blogspot.com

lhunt212 said...

I love Luna bars. I wonder what the cookie dough one is like? Lhunt212@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love luna bars - I so want to try these!

Erin said...

I think we all do that in the morning. I would love to win. Erin poulsen at yahoo dot com

Dawn said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I'm always trying different protein bars and shakes to keep my blood sugar level.

The Hiller Family said...

I'd love to try these! I always have to problem of a rumbling tummy when we are rushed in the mornings as well!!
Pick me!!
Heidi
heidiannhiller@yahoo.com

JanetK said...

I'm addicted to Luna bars, but a higher protein version sounds even better!

Kari said...

those sound awesome! I'm always looking for new on the go snacks

kari.kanipe@gmail.com

leda said...

They sound YUMMY! I'd love to try them!

Tori said...

I haven't tried these yet but they sound yummy!

The Lawrences said...

oooh i loove protein bars! weird, i know. but i'd love to try these!

Unknown said...

I LOVE Luna bars!

ashleyturner007@gmail.com

Kerry said...

I LOVE Luna bars! A favorite snack for this mom of a newborn.

Sarah @ Feed My Family said...

I would love to try these!

Kristi said...

I could definitely use some of that.

marisa said...

Would love to win the bars! Thanks!

Lori said...

I would LOVE to try a Luna bar!
kevlo.olsen@hotmail.com

Jenea said...

I love Luna bars!

Alice said...

I.m in. I love quick and easy with vitamins to boot!

Tori said...

These are so yummy. I've only tried one and it was pretty good. I would like to try others.

Melissa said...

They sound yummy and perfect for busy moms. This is my first time posting on your blog. I absolutely love your blog and check it daily. Thanks for putting so much love and time into it.

Missy Shay said...

I wouldn't mind trying a Luna bar, thank you!
missysaprons@yahoo.com

T said...

How funny! I just bought these today!

I can't wait to try them out!

Unknown said...

I would love to try these bars!
Thanks!
littlesprinklesoffun@yahoo.com

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Gender Differences said...
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Gender Differences said...

They sound like they'd be great to eat on the way to class! (I'm a college student!) I've only had the chocolate and chocolate peanut butter before- so it'd be interesting to get to taste the rest! Have a great day!

stobeiter AT gmail DOT com

Sharla said...

I rely on protein bars quite often so I don't get caught without food for hours. Would love to try these, thanks for the chance to win!!

sharlarichards@yahoo.com

Theresa said...

luna bars are delish, exciting that they have a protein option now!

theresa.diane@gmail.com

Mrs Paul Appleby said...

Yay, Luna!

Ryan Family said...

Yippie I love the original luna bars!

roxysmoma said...

lunas were a MUST while i was preggo.. chai tea was my fav! would love to try these too!

Josalyn said...

I love Luna bars. I lived off of them in high school.

Katie said...

All the flavors sound yummy.

Bryndis Julia said...

I'd love to try them!

Sara said...

Oooh...I am super interested in trying these! Would love to win some. :)

Kendra Goodrich said...

I would love to try them! Protein bars are the best, especially with kids.

Camielou said...

I LOVE Luna Bars. So excited for this giveaway and their new Protein bars!

Monica said...

I would love to try Luna Bars. I get so cranky when I don't eat and these would be wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win.

AubreyLaine said...

Would love to win!
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Gwynn Gang said...

ooh, I love giveaways! I've always meant to try Lunabars, but just haven't gotten around to buying any!

Gina said...

I'm always up for trying a new protein bar!

iact2 (at) hotmail.com

Blanca said...

Sounds yummy! Thank you! :)

blancacarlson@live.com

pricenm09 said...

If they managed to get rid of most of the protein bar taste thats a miracle. I love the energy I get from protein bars but the taste can sometimes be too much. I would love to try these and see how Luna has improved the old protein bar!!!

cbk said...

Sound like a perfect on the go food!

Heidi said...

i would love to try these, I am always looking for something quick and easy before I go running in the morning

sillypuppet said...

Sounds pretty interesting.. I would love to give them a go! :)

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

I want some!

Brooke Hill said...
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Brooke Hill said...

I would LOVE to try these!! Just starting on my own weightloss journey and looking for ways to be healthy. I think these would totally help! Please choose me!
suzy_q27 at live.com

Laura said...

I eat these for breakfast almost every day! I love the chocolate cherry almond the best :)

Laura@jerpat.us

hleveque said...

I would love to try them out...always looking for healthy treats on the go.

Mama Tuttle said...

Wow . . . they sound amazing! I'd love to win some . . .I'm a super busy single mom who could totally use these!! Thanks for the chance!
andreajtuttle at gmail dot com

MissE said...

MMMM- Anything with peanut butter or cookie dough sounds yummy!

ecarnold88@msn.com

eLBie said...

I love Luna Bars!!!! Would be so excited to win some because these sound delicious =)

LMcIntire1104 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Protein in the morning is a must for me! Even if I don't win...I'll prob pick up a pack just to give them a shot.

{Lindsey} said...

I love LUNA bars and I am so excited for the LUNA protein bars! As I donate plasma for those in need, due to Auto Immune Deficiencies, protein is a must for me!
cosson96@hotmail.com

mclarkak said...

this is just what i need! always running out the door forgetting to eat! -Melissa
mclarkak@yahoo.com

Kari said...

I love trying new protein bars!

kari_lynn04@hotmail.com

Sister Jessie Wengert said...

Thats Awesome! Hook me up-
jessmaster2010@yahoo.com

Mia said...

I LOVE these bars! I ate them a ton during my pregnancy and I was having a hard time getting extra protein.

Melissa Ann said...

With as much running around as I do, these would be perfect.

mrstimothyhulsey@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The Luna bars sound yummy. I need to try them since I ususlaly forget to feed myself in the mornings.

JuneBug said...

Nice! The chocolate cherry has my attention, and with school starting soon I'm sure these will come in handy.

AubreyLaine said...

I'd love to win.
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

Sugar3 said...

Chocolate and peanutbutter?! And I don't have to feel guilty about eating them? Sounds perfect! :D

Allison said...

These look excellent!!

AngelaDL said...

Awesome - I am always in need of an on-the-go breakfast or it just doesn't get done!

Andie said...

Oh that sounds yummy. Most of the time I forget to feed myself, just like every mommy! What a clever idea. I'll have to try this!

Unknown said...

I would love to have a year's supply of Luna bars! They are delicious!

Brooke said...

I love trying new protein bars. I am a runner and I have done a couple triathlons and I am always looking for something to keep my energy levels up. This would be worth trying!

The Weidners said...

I'd love to try them! They sound yummy! ;-)



IBLYNERD@yahoo.com

Robin said...

I've been looking for a good protein bar! Thanks for a chance :)
robinnclark@hotmail.com (be sure you get 2 n's in there) Cheers!

the reilly's said...

you make them sound delish! I want to "run" to the store to get some now:)

-Kellee
kiwii22@msn.com

Samy Reborn said...

Yay! Being pregnant with my second while chasing my first can be draining. Plus as a vegetarian i always look for different ways to get protien ..these would rock! I definitley appreciate the chance to try these out. Thank you and the luna company for the opportunity. God bless you all.
V0samy@hotmail.com

jonahbonah said...

Yes, please.

Jakemelissajakea@aol.com

Shannon said...

These are handy to have around. I like the cookie dough!

Jenna Z said...

Yum, thanks for the chance to win!

Alyson Stephens said...

Thanks for the review, and for the chance to win! alysonstephens@hotmail.com

Mrunmayee said...

Wow sounds yummy and good :)
i would love to taste that!

AyOhKayla said...

Sound tasty! ayohkayla.blogspot.com

Allison Sews said...

I haven't tried their protein bars yet but I eat the regular Luna bars all the time and LOVE them!

A single working girl seeking free time said...

I work in a hospital and keep these stocked in my pockets for the days when stopping for lunch just can't happen. They're delish!!!

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to enter, please, if Canadians may.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Melanie said...

I would love to be able to try these with my son that is gluten free.

Maria said...
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Maria said...

oops, sorry..posting probs.


I'd love to try these! I've been hearing about them actually - and I know I'd love the PB/Choc and that my husband would love the Choc/Mint.

Like another commenter, I'm breastfeeding my 4 month old and it seems I can never eat enough these days. Bet these would do the trick!

the(dot)dialogue(at)gmail(dot)com

Courtney said...

I would love to win this prize! Pick me! courtcakes84128@yahoo.com

maebystyle said...

i love luna bars! i had to hide their chocolate coconut one from my husband since he was almost drooling at the site of it. that's totally not normal for protein bars. haha.

Jessica said...

Interesting...I'd love to try it out.

jesslinq at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

I would love to try Luna Protein bars! What a fun gift! jenn_lpn06@yahoo.com :)

Shar22 said...

Would love to try these bars! The flavors sound yummy!
shar226@gmail.com

Dawn said...

I'd love to try these, especially since they are GLUTEN FREE (Can I get a big hooray!. I've been gluten free for a few years now and it is so hard to find a good tasting on-the-go snack that doesn't taste like cardboard or a nut factory.

Ashley said...

I (heart) luna!

Tricia said...

I'm new to the blogging world, and found your blog when I Googled, "I love LUNA bars"! Don't you love the world of blogging! I'm having a FREE GIVEAWAY for a 15 count box of LUNA's newest flavor, Peanut Honey Pretzel at my my blog: http://bridgethegapmakinghealthierchoices.blogspot.com/ Stop by and put your name in BUT the drawing ends this Friday, 3/30!!

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