Elisabeth am a workaholic, and I used to skip my meals and eat some snacks instead to finish the work on time. And you can guess my eating habit hurts my stomach a great deal. One day, I had an extreme the Stomachache that my friends had to take me to the hospital. The doctor gave me a lot of medicine and asked me to always have meals on time. She also recommended me to eat healthier snacks made from fruits, vegetables, or some low carb protein bars to keep me full of energy. Since then, I have always brought the Luna bars with me to eat when I’m hungry.
Although Luna bars have a lot of different flavors, they all share some common components that provide the calories we need for a day.
Get to know the ingredients of the Luna bars /Source: Clifbar
Nuts like cashews, macadamia nuts, walnuts are the essential ingredients in nutritional bars. Because they make us feel full and cause no weight gain by providing a combination of “good” fats—like mono- and polyunsaturated fats.
Another ingredient of Luna bars is oats – one of the healthiest ingredients for snacks. They are gluten-free whole grains which contain a large number of essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. They also deliver lasting energy and lower blood sugar levels.
As to provide intense flavor, the Luna bars also have organic cocoa powder. Additionally, they also include organic cocoa butter to lend a silky-smooth texture to the chocolate bars.
Brown Rice & Cane Sugar Syrups
The Luna bars have natural sweet taste thanks to brown rice and organic dried cane syrup. This perfect sweetness not only makes the bars tastier but also maintain our energy levels in a long time.
The other ingredient Nogii saw on the labels of the Luna bars is soy powder, which delivers two best protein, providing a complete essential amino acids profile that our bodies can absorb easily.
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The different Luna bars (48g) will provide a different number of calories which fall between 180 and 200 calories. Nogii will go into the nutritional facts of my top favorite flavors – Blueberry Bliss Bar.
For 1 serving (48g), we will have 180 Calories from 27g carbs (24g net carbs), 5g fat, and 8g protein.
You may concern about the high amount of sugar intake, right? Don’t worry, the Blueberry Bliss Bar only contains 13g of sugar, which equals to half of recommended daily grams of sugar (25g). So we can eat 1-2 bars a day to stay healthy.
Besides carbs, fat, and protein, the Luna bars also supply a high amount of vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids. For example, eating a Blueberry Bliss Bar, you will consume 350mg (approximately 35% daily values).
Low sodium content
Nogii have always checked the amount of sodium on the label of all the food Nogii buy. And Nogii always try to buy the low-salt product to reduce the risk of high blood pressure. All the Luna bars I have eaten contain only 110 to 130 milligrams of sodium, which accounts for about 5% of our daily recommended intake for sodium.
What Does It Taste Like?
Nutz Over Chocolate
Nutz Over Chocolate is a perfect flavor for those who are big fans of chocolate and peanut butter. And Nogii love this flavor the most. It feels like peanut butter and chocolate melting in your mouth when you are biting the nutrition bar. Who can say “no” to these salty and sweet protein bars?
Nutz Over Chocolate / Source: Clifbar
Caramel Walnut Brownie
This is a great choice to satisfy your sweet tooth. It tastes like a homemade chocolate brownie with a creamy coating. Also, the walnut loaded with organic chocolate makes it light and crispy. This one will blow your taste after one bite.
Caramel Walnut Brownie / Source: Clifbar
White Chocolate Macadamia
Another flavor for a chocoholic like me is White Chocolate Macadamia. The taste of white chocolate icing is quite different from the basic dark chocolate. It is much tastier and sweeter. And the macadamia nuts under the white chocolate layer makes these protein bars irresistible.
White Chocolate Macadamia / Source: Clifbar
Nogii was super-excited to buy this Chocolate Cupcake flavor because a chocolate cupcake is my top favorite desserts. But it was a little off after tasting because the flavor of chocolate was quite weak. However, this is still a yummy chocolate protein bar that you can enjoy with a glass of milk.
Chocolate Cupcake / Source: Clifbar
Chocolate Peppermint Stick
I’m fond of chocolate but I don’t like the taste of this Chocolate bar. Why? It is because of the mint, which may be too strong for me. However, if you are a big fan of mint chocolate sweets, the taste of chocolate mixed with mint in Luna bars may make you fall in love with.
Chocolate Peppermint Stick / Source: Clifbar
Chocolate Dipped Coconut
I go for coconut-flavored things so Chocolate Dipped Coconut flavor pleased me for the first time eating. The creamy coating made from coconut and dark with the crispy rolled oats makes this flavor easy-to-love.
Chocolate Dipped Coconut / Source: Clifbar
S’mores flavor reminds me of my campfires because it tastes similar to roasted s’mores we made together. The only difference is that it is less sweet and made with organic cocoa and organic rolled oats.
S’mores / Source: Clifbar
Creamy Dreamy Peanut Butter
The Creamy Dreamy Peanut Butter Luna Bar is a best nutritional snack for peanut butter lover. However, it may be a little greasy for those who don’t enjoy butter.
The Creamy Dreamy Peanut Butter / Source: Clifbar
Elisabeth of Nogii enjoy the fruity flavor of this bar, which has a vanilla yogurt coating on the bottom and dried blueberries mixed all over. It feels like eating the fresh berries since I can taste the berry tones in every bite.
Blueberry Bliss / Source: Clifbar
LemonZest is quite delicious because of its refreshing lemon coating with a light texture. This “lemon bar” is a perfect treat for a hot summer’s day.
LemonZest / Source: Clifbar
Here are the flavors of the Luna bars I have tried and Nutz Over Chocolate is the best of them. The Clif Bar and Company has created some new flavors: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chocolate Salted Caramel Flavor, Chocolate Peanut Butter Flavor, and Mint Chocolate Chip. I will try and review to you all of these low carb protein bars in the following article.
Why Should You Buy Luna Bars?
Yes, you should. And here are the reasons.
Because of its small size, Nogii can easily bring the Luna bar everywhere I go. I can take it to my office, to the gym, etc. And the best thing is that I don’t have to spend much time preparing these healthy snacks.
The Luna bars are low carbs protein bars which provide under 200 calories. That’s why the Luna bars are ideal healthy snacks because they keep us full of energy without going over the daily calorie intake.
Also, they have a good carb/protein/fat ratio that keeps us fit.
You will never get bored of the Luna bars because of its varied flavors. Each Luna bar flavor has its own pros and cons, but they all have a taste of a candy bar to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Is it worth buying the Luna bars? Absolutely yes. These protein bars are healthy and delicious snacks providing the calories for a busy working day.
However, they can’t replace the breakfast/lunch/dinner, you should have your meals on time to supply enough energy for your body. Also, you should limit the nutrition bars intake since eating over two bars per day can increase the level of sugar and saturated fat in your body.
Have you tried the Luna bars? Let’s share your opinion in the comment below. And don’t forget to like my article and follow my blog because next time, Nogii will be back with some recipes on healthy and easy-to-do homemade protein bars.