The Power of Positive Snacking (Giveaway ends 11/16/12)

I am going to need A LOT of energy for the next few days. With any luck the handyman will be done today (fingers crossed!). If so I’ll FINALLY be able to clean my home from top to bottom and get it back in shape to show off to potential buyers. On top of that I have a zillion other things I need to get done. I need all the energy I can get!

It’s easy to get some energy from coffee or energy products. That is great for a temporary “fix”. If you require sustained energy that will get you through hours of work you are going to need to do something more. You’ll need to eat right, get plenty of sleep, make sure to drink enough water and squeeze in some exercise.

I’m pretty good when it comes to water. I’m hopeless when it comes to sleep (I am a horrible sleeper). Exercise? Ugh. Not me. My only form of exercise is walking the dog. Sigh…

When it comes to eating healthy I do OK but I know I can do better. When it comes to my main meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) I think I do fairly well. I’m not much of a breakfast eater but I make sure to eat something every morning.

My down fall is snacking. I usually need a little something mid-afternoon and in the evening. I know I can take an apple, baby carrots, low-fat cheese and yogurt, but sometimes I crave MORE. I’m only human. Sometimes I crave something that is sweet and ‘sinful”. Those are the times I start to look around the kitchen for cookies, cake or candy.

It’s “OK” to snack on those things – within moderation. Always opt for the healthier options first and foremost. Then every now and then you can treat yourself to something that might not be considered good for you.

Another option would be to snack on things that taste indulgent, but don’t make you feel guilty for enjoying them. Snacks like LUNA bars are a good choice. LUNA are whole nutrition bar for women (but men can enjoy them too). LUNA wants you to see snacking in a whole new way.

Earlier this year, LUNA and the Institute for the Future teamed up to release “The Power of Snacking: The Next Decade of Women’s Changing Nutrition” – a 10-year forecast report which examines how women’s snacking behaviors and opinions will shift over the next decade. One key finding we are happy to report is that women in their mid-thirties to fifties will ditch the guilt normally associated with snacking and instead embrace a more positive mindset around the habit as they’ll see snacking as a way to meet both nutritional needs and indulgent cravings.

LUNA offers a variety of options.

  • Original LUNA bar: Available in flavors like Blueberry Bliss, Nutz Over Chocolate, Vanilla Almond, White Chocolate Macadamia and Chocolate Peppermint Stick. There are 15 flavors in all. They are high in calcium and folic acid and rich in antioxidants A, C, E. They also contain around 9g protein and 3-4 grams of fiber.
  • LUNA Protein bars: Yummy bars in flavors such as Chocolate Cherry Almond, Cookie Dough and Mint Chocolate Chip. They are Gluten Free and good source of Iron and Vitamin D. They also are high in Calcium and Folic Acid. Each bar contains around 12 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.
  • LUNA Fiber bars: Choose from flavors like Peanut Butter Strawberry, Chocolate Raspberry and Vanilla Blueberry. Each bar has 7 grams of hunger-curbing fiber and are only 110-120 calories each. They also contain the ‘Core 4’ combo of Calcium, Iron, Folic Acid, and Vitamin D.
  • LUNA Mini Bars: Same great flavors, just in a smaller size. Each mini is only 80 calories and are 70% organic, nothing artificial. They also contain Calcium, Folic Acid and Iron. They area available in Nutz Over Chocolate/S’more and Lemon Zest/White Chocolate Macadamia packages. There are 10 minis per box.

LUNA bars offer more than just a great tasting snack. They are a good source for the things that women need – Iron, Calcium, Folic Acid. Antioxidants, Fiber and Protein. These are things you won’t find in a bag of chips or a handful of cookies.

It’s clear that LUNA bars are a better for you snack option, but how do they taste? If you ask me they taste wonderful! I have sampled a few LUNA bars and I have been very pleased. Not only are they flavorful but they are also very filling and satisfying. A LUNA bar and some water or a glass of milk if the perfect snack combination that will not only settle your cravings but also keep you full until your next meal.

I haven’t tried all of the flavors (yet) but I have tried a few. My favorites are the chocolate based ones. Mmm!

LUNA bars can be found at grocery stores, convenient stores, drug stores and other retail locations. Not all flavors and varieties are available at all locations.

For more information about LUNA please visit www.LUNABar.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

LUNA would like to give THREE lucky winners an assortment of 12 LUNA bars each.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on November 16, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winners will all be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me which LUNA bar you would most like to try – OR – tell me which LUNA bar flavor sounds the yummiest. You can find additional flavors on the LUNA website (linked above).

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own are not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Chocolate Raspberry sounds delicious!

  2. Sarah Davis says:

    i love Luna protein bars but I’ve never tried Luna fiber bars so I’d like to try them.

  3. Cookie dough protein!

  4. Marilyn Wons says:

    I would love to try the Mint Chocolate Chip Bar!!

  5. I would like to try the lemon zest mini’s!

  6. Cookie dough protein!

  7. I would like to try the Luna Fiber bars

  8. Michelle Dehowy says:

    White Chocolate Macadamia.

  9. I LOVE Cookie Dough protien

  10. Racheal S. says:

    I want to try the Cookie Dough flavored Protein Luna bar.

  11. Karen Glatt says:

    I would love to try the LUNA Fiber bars in Peanut Butter Strawberry!

  12. I would like to try the Chocolate Cherry Almond flavor

  13. Theron Willis says:

    Chocolate Dipped Coconut sounds best to me.

    Hope to win!

  14. debbie jackson says:

    mint chocolate chip bar

  15. They all sound great especially the Chocolate Raspberry!

  16. Angela Kinder says:

    The S’Mores flavor sounds good!

  17. melissa n says:

    peanut butter strawberry sounds yummy

  18. I’d like to try the Cookie Dough flavor.

  19. Jessica To says:

    I would like to try the Vanilla Blueberry.

  20. Shannon Baas says:

    i’d like the cookie dough.

  21. Ttrockwood says:

    Chocolate dipped coconut and the fiber vanilla blueberry sound awesome!

  22. Carolyn N. says:

    I would like to try the Luna Fiber bars!
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  23. Nutz Over Chocolate sounds yummy.

  24. Chocolate coconut sounds really nice!

  25. Ann Fantom says:

    I would like try LUNA Bar’s Chocolate Raspberry flavor bar.

  26. jara Christensen says:

    Cookie dough! Yummy!


  27. I would most love to try the Peanut Butter Strawberry LUNA Fiber bars!

  28. Protein in Mint Chocolate Chip.

  29. I like the chocolate cherry bar
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  30. Marti Parks says:

    I would like to try vanilla blueberry.

  31. Marti Parks says:

    I shared on Facebook

  32. I would like the chocolate peppermint stick in the original luna bars

  33. Cynthia C says:

    I want to try Mint Chocolate Chip

  34. EVERYTHING!!! Especially the Chocolate Peppermint Stick Original Luna Bar and the Mint Chocolate Chip Luna Protein 🙂

  35. Yummy. Vanilla Blue Berry is my fave

  36. I would pick Mint Chocolate Chip.

  37. Stephanie Douglas says:

    LUNA Protein bars in Chocolate Cherry Almond sounds awesome!

  38. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    Love the lemon ones.

  39. I’d most like to try the Luna Protein: Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar!

  40. Colleen Turner says:

    I would love to try the White Chocolate Macadamic Nut! I eat protein bars for breakfast almost every day and would love to give the Luna brand a try!

  41. susan varney says:

    love to try the vanilla blueberry

  42. Linda Lansford says:

    LUNA Protein bars: Chocolate Cherry Almond,

  43. I like the Caramel Nut Brownie flavor:-)

  44. Sandra K321 says:

    Would love to try the Luna Chocolate dipped coconut

  45. Marty Harris says:

    LUNA Fiber bars Peanut Butter Strawberry

  46. Kristy Thiel says:

    I’d love to try the lemon luna bar!

  47. Chocolate dipped coconut

  48. Tari Lawson says:

    I would like to try chocolate dipped coconut.

  49. Cookie dough for me 🙂

  50. Mary Calabrese says:

    Chocolate Cherry Almond, please.

  51. carol gentry says:


  52. I love all of their fiber bars, but I really want to try the Chocolate Luna Protein Bar!

  53. the cookie dough protein

  54. White chocolate macadamia

  55. The Chocolate Dipped Coconut!

  56. I absolutely LOVE Luna Bars! I can’t say I have a single favorite, but I quite enjoy their White Chocolate Macadamia bar among many others ^.^

    Thank you for this awesome opportunity!

  57. Mint Chocolate Chip

  58. I’d like to try the cookie dough protein bars!

  59. I’d like to try Chocolate Dipped Coconut.

  60. LUNA Protein bars

  61. Chocolate dipped coconut???????????? The BEST. I love these two flavors together!

    Thank you for offering the giveaway!

  62. Mint Chocolate Chip

  63. Luna protein chocolate!

  64. Lemon Zest is my fav!

  65. I love the cookie dough protein bar!

  66. Would love to try the Vanilla Blueberry!! grammypenny@frontier.com

  67. Linda Kish says:

    I would like to try the Vanilla Blueberry

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  68. I’d love to try the Protein collection as I’m trying to get more protein in my diet and this is a great way to enjoy it.

  69. I want to try nuts over chocolate

  70. Christine says:

    I would like to try their LUNA Fiber: Chocolate Raspberry.
    Thanks for the chance!

  71. Nicole Sender says:

    Chocolate Crunch Luna Bar please!

  72. I actually recently bought the cookie dough and want to try that flavor.

  73. Vanilla blueberry sounds interesting!

  74. the chocolate cherry almond

  75. So many sound delicious, but i think i’m most interested in vanilla almond!

  76. melissa griffith says:

    Chocolate peppermint and peanut butter strawberry sound like they would be pretty tasty.

  77. Connie Bolick Lee says:

    I would like to try Chocolate Dipped Coconut, yum!

  78. Christine says:

    the Mint Chocolate Chip Bar

  79. i’d like to try the chocolate dipped coconut, or vanilla almond.

  80. Heather S says:

    peanut butter protein

  81. Cookie dough!

  82. Vicki Wurgler says:

    the chocolate cherry almond luna protein

  83. The Protein Cookie Dough bar makes my mouth water!

  84. Chocolate Dipped Coconut sounds good. I love coconut.

  85. luna protein, chocolate cherry almond sounds good

  86. White Chocolate Macadamia, yum!

  87. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d love to try the mint chocolate chip

  88. kyl neusch says:

    the Cookie Dough flavored

  89. Steph Coupons says:

    I’d love to try the Cookie Dough and Mint Chocolate Chip.

  90. I love the chocolate raspberry regular bar so I would love to try the fiber bar in that flavor!

  91. Rae Cicelske says:

    I would like to try chocolate peanut butter protein bar

  92. White chocolate macadamia

  93. sandy weinstein says:

    i love the original luna bars, in lemon….they are so good….crunchy and sweet, but not that bad in calories in fat for a mid day snack or after dinner. i have tried the new luna fiber bars, they are hard to find…i have a coupon to use and cant find them in boxes anywhere….in my area. i rarely seem them in the stores.

  94. lemon zest
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  95. Cookie dough!

  96. Cookie dough flavor

  97. Karen Gonyea says:

    Chocolate Raspberry 🙂

  98. Peanut butter strawberry sounds like a PBJ…would like to try!

  99. Original Luna in Blueberry Bliss.

  100. Cody Anderson says:

    Chocolate Raspberry

  101. The chocolate dipped coconut sounds great!

  102. I would love to try the White Chocolate Macadamia

  103. Christian Alejandro N. says:

    Mint Chocolate Chip! yum!

  104. Anything with caramel, but Grande Diva sounds enticing.

  105. I’d like to try the Chocolate Peppermint.

  106. chocolate raspberry sounds yummy!

  107. the chocolate raspberry one.

  108. Gail Pisani says:

    Im a marathon runner and always looking for something new ot try. The cookie dough looks yummy!! Thanks for the giveaway!! Have a blessed and safe holiday 🙂

  109. I’d love to try the Chocolate Luna Protein bar.

  110. I like the sound of the Vanilla Blueberry Fiber bar!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  111. mint chocolate chip

  112. Lemon Zest / White Chocolate Macadamia that sounds good to me
    thank you

  113. mint chocolate chip

  114. Wild Orchid says:

    I would love to try chocolate cherry almond!
    Entered the Rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  115. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    i would like to try cookie dough

  116. White chocolate macadamia has to be the winner! (at least for me)

  117. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I’d love the Blueberry Bliss.

  118. Jenny Gibbons says:

    The chocolate cherry almond is the one I’d like to try.

  119. I would like chocolate coconut drizzle.

  120. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    Chocolate Dipped Coconut
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  121. Ruben Ramos says:

    Cookie dough protein

  122. Original blueberry bliss.

  123. tracey rochelle johnson says:

    the choclate one

  124. Aimee Fontenot says:

    Vanilla blueberry sounds amazing.

  125. Cookie Dough I would like to try

  126. Blueberry bliss. Thanks for the giveaway.

  127. Cookie dough protein sounds good!

  128. Danielle D says:

    Chocolate Cherry Almond flavor!!

  129. nutz over chocolate

  130. Angela Neynaber says:

    Mint Chocolate chip bar!

  131. Melanie Montgomery says:

    I like the Nutz over Chocolate

  132. vanila blueberry fiber bar

  133. chocolate cherry almond

  134. The White Chocolate Macadamia sounds good.

  135. Chocolate Cherry Almond sounds yummy!

  136. Virginia Rowell says:

    I want to try the mint chocolate chip!

  137. Brad Merrell says:

    The cookie dough ones!

  138. Ed Nemmers says:

    Mint Chocolate Chip would be my LUNA Protein Bar of choice!

  139. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I would love to try the Luna protein bars in cookie dough.

  140. I would love to try the chocolate raspberry, thanks!

  141. Marie Darrer says:

    Caramel Nut Brownie Luna Bar for me!!

    em darr on rafflecopter

  142. I really want to try the Chocolate Dipped Coconut!

  143. I’d like to try peanut butter strawberry 🙂

  144. kathy pease says:

    id love to try the Vanilla Blueberry

  145. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to try the vanilla blueberry

  146. James Coyne says:

    Chocolate dipped Coconut

  147. Thanks for the giveaway…LUNA Protein bars: Chocolate Cherry Almond

  148. Laurie Emerson says:

    I would like to try the Mint Chocolate Chip Bar.

  149. Laura Proctor Unger says:

    I’d love to try the cookie dough!

  150. Chocolate Peppermint Stick

  151. I like their Lemon Zest bars. Have not tried any others but want to try the cookie dough