While I try not to eat protein bars on a daily basis, I do find a need to have them on hand on a busy work day, or to pack in my bag just in case I get held up somewhere. Sometimes it can be hard to find gluten-free bars that you not only like, but don’t cost an arm and a leg. The reason why I like LUNA protein bars is that they taste delicious (because I love all of the chocolaty flavors), but they are also reasonably priced.
I often take advantage of the 10 for $10 sales at my local Kroger store, that way I keep the cost low and have enough bars to last a decent amount of time. My favorite flavor is the Mint Chocolate Chip (because I’m addicted to any combo of chocolate + mint which is why I can’t be trusted with a box of Junior Mints). With 12g of protein and 3g of fiber, LUNA Mint Chocolate Chip protein bars help me to get my mint craving in without leaving behind the guilt that chocolate mint candy would. It’s pretty amazing!
The Chocolate Peanut Butter LUNA protein bar comes in a close second for me. Why? Because Reese’s bars are amazingly delicious, and I kinda, sorta feel like I’m eating one while enjoying the Chocolate Peanut Butter LUNA bar. As the website states, this bar gives “sweet satisfaction in a high protein bar created just for women.” Heck yeah it gives me satisfaction! Yum, yum, yum!
Chocolate, cherry and almonds sound like the ingredients for a delicious baked good, which is why you’ll be happy when you taste them in the form of a protein bar. The Chocolate Cherry Almond LUNA protein bar has “tantalizing” bits of dried cherries and super-fine almonds covered in chocolate amazingness. Seriously, when are they going to start calling these protein bars candy instead because that’s what I seem to be describing! I ate this bar right before a run, because I was unusually hungry one afternoon, and it sure did get the job done!
I don’t think anything flavored Cookie Dough could not taste good, which is why the Cookie Dough LUNA protein bar is pleasing to the palate. Pieces of chocolate chip, cookie dough, and hints of vanilla are all wrapped up into this beauty of a bar, and is sure to be one of the tastier protein-packed foods you’ll eat!
If you haven’t hopped on the LUNA protein bar train yet, I highly recommend it. Even though the website is marketed towards women, I don’t think any fella should be afraid to take advantage of these. Like I said, they’re available at regular grocery stores, so you won’t have to make a separate trip to the health food store, and you can even get them on sale from time-to-time. (Yes, gluten-free sale items DO exist!)
Have you tried LUNA protein bars yet? What’s YOUR favorite flavor?