Thursday, August 25, 2011

Seriously Who Has Time To Eat? Luna Protein Review & 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. This contest is now closed and the winners have been notified!

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Summer is always busy but this past few months has been absolutely crazy. Mason started Kindergarten, all 4 of us have summer birthdays, we've been camping a few times, and are now getting ready to go to California next week to run the half marathon I've been training for. Well, training for when I've not been too dead exhausted at the end of the day to go for a run. Oh and there's this little event I've been planning coming up REALLY quickly that is taking lots of time. I'm worn out.

One day last week I had been up and going since about 7am and realized at 4pm that the only thing I'd had to eat that day so far was my morning diet Coke and half of Grahm's banana. I was starving. We had been so busy that day, and even when I had fed the boys lunch I didn't fix something for myself - I usually do the dishes or fold laundry when they're eating. I know this is not healthy, but it is just not ingrained in my mind to eat a sensible meal morning, noon, and evening.

Luna protein bars


The next day I got some Luna bars in the mail, and of course about noon when the UPS guy dropped them off it dawned on me I hadn't eaten yet. I promptly scarfed down the mint chocolate chip one and went back to the conference call I was on. A few hours later I was thinking to myself, hmm, maybe I should eat something, but then realized, hey, I'm not usually as drop-dead starving as I usually am this time of day.

So I completely realize that a protein bar should not be the only thing you eat all day or should act as a total meal replacement. BUT - if you're busy like I am, like I know so many of you are, if hypothetically you do go for the majority of the day without eating anything, a Luna protein bar is probably a really good thing to have scarfed down. Gluten free. 12 grams of protein. High in calcium and folic acid. Good source of Iron and Vitamin D. Under 200 calories. And they are tasty.

Luna protein bars


The cookie dough one was my favorite flavor, then the mint chocolate chip & then the peanut butter one, which I ate the next day as I was sitting at the kitchen table water coloring with the boys. Which I'd much rather be doing any day versus trying to dig through the pantry finding something to eat for lunch. I can't wait to buy some more of them - at Amazon.com a case of 12 of the peanut butter ones is under $14 bucks! I have a feeling my days are only going to be getting more busy in the coming weeks!

GIVEAWAY

Luna would like to give FIVE of you the chance to try a variety pack of the 5 flavors of Luna Protein bars I got to sample! The giveaway will be open for one week, closing Friday, September 2nd at midnight MST. Only open to US residents.

1. To enter, leave a comment on this post. Say hello, give me 1/2 marathon running encouragement ;], tell me if you've tried Luna bars before, anything goes. A comment is your entry.

If you'd like to have additional entries, you can do any of the following. Leave a separate entry for each additional thing you did/do.

2. Like Two More Seconds on Facebook
3. Follow Two More Seconds through your choice of RSS reader
4. Follow me on Twitter (@TwoMoreSeconds)
5. Tweet or blog about this giveaway, making sure to leave me the link to the tweet or the blog post.

A total of 5 entries possible, and me drawing 5 winners means you've got a great chance to win a sample pack to try out these yummy bars. Good luck!

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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

38 comments:

  1. Those sound yummy! And a much better choice for me than the chocolate chip cookies or potato chips that I usually reach for!

    go Erin go! You can run that half marathon!
    (there's my encouragement!)

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  2. Oh and I liked Two More Seconds on FB

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  3. And I just sent out a Tweet about your giveaway!
    But I am a dork and I don't know how to link to it! :)

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  4. I think you must be wonder woman! Good luck with the 1/2 marathon. :)

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  5. I follow your blog through Google reader

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  6. I also follow you on twitter.

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  7. hey erin! so excited to read about your half-marathon experience!

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  8. just liked the fb page - didn't realize you had one, or i would have done it sooner!

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  9. already have you in my google reader!

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  10. annnnd, i already follow you on twitter!

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  11. and i just posted the link to this post/giveaway on my on my own twitter. whew!

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  12. Cookie dough is also my favorite Luna Protein bar! For the regular ones, my favorite is Chocolate Peppermint Stick.

    What half marathon are you doing by the way?

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  13. I also liked Two More Seconds on Facebook.

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  14. oh yum! i havent tried any of these luna bar flavors, but they sound yummy! I bet they would be great for packing in my diaper bag to have something while running errands and such!

    Oh and, Go Erin Go! Good luck on the half marathon!

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  15. I like two more seconds on FB

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  16. Mmm, I'd love to try it! I already like you on Twitter and you are in my RSS reader too. I'm going to like two more seconds on FB right now, I didn't know you had that page! -auti

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  17. Oh my you'll do great on your run! You rock my dear!

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  18. I follow you on google reader ... trying to catch up as i've been ignoring my subscriptions this last month for some reason.

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  19. I follow you on twitter @h2ogirl76

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  20. No never tried em but I'd be happy to win em and give them a go :0)

    13 miles of running.....you go girl!

    Happy Sewing and thanks for the chance to win Luna Protein bars

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  21. I am not sure I would like them, but am willing to see if they are as good as you say!

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  22. I follow your blog now (I have in blogger for awhile, but now I am official!)

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  23. Best of luck to you in the 1/2 marathon...don't forget to have fun! Cheers!

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  24. I've just had my third baby after a cross-country move during this pregnancy. Between this one, my two-year-old, and my four-year-old, I totally feel you on the 'forgetting to eat'! Hope I win, I've never tried a protein bar before, I assumed they'd taste like cardboard.

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  25. I am so like you and I need those bars around so that I can eat something fast when I know I haven't eaten.

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  26. This rarely happens to me..... that I forget to eat - except now summer is over and I'm back to work, so it happened last week and during the weekend while feverishly working on a quilt (that had to get finished!!).

    Would Luna protein bars get me off my duff to exercise in the morning??? :)

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  27. Already a follower! Thanks for another chance!

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  28. I've been forgetting to eat a lot lately too, these would be perfect for those busy days!

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  29. I love Luna bars, but have never tried their protein bars. I'm sure they're delicious!

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  30. I follow you on Google Reader!

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  31. I would love to give these a try!

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  32. I used to eat Luna bars, but it's been awhile. Would love to try them again!

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  33. I'm having my baby next week and I cannot wait to start losing all this weight I've accumulated over the last nine months (and then some). These protein bars sound delicious, and would seriously help kickstart my weight loss.

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  34. I would like to give those a try! I'm a grad student, and lately I have been spending later evenings working on campus - having those in the desk to prevent starvation would be a life saver!

    It's my goal to run a half marathon some day too. I'm sure you will do great!

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