When we opened this package at our studio, our daughter Lucy read only one phrase: chocolate cupcake.
“Can I have that one please, Mama?” We were about to head out for a big day in the city and lunch had been rushed. She would need more energy for all that activity. You bet.
Me? I read only one phrase: gluten-free. (See that pink circle hovering next to Luna? Gluten-free.)
Decades ago now, I ate Clif Bars. Remember how strange protein bars seemed when they first hit the market? It’s hard to imagine it now, but bars used to be food only for mountain climbers and hikers and endurance runners. Now, Luna bars (part of the Clif Bar line) are designed for women on the go, running between meetings or needing more nourishment during the day.
For those of us who are gluten-free, having something tasty to keep in our bags for those in-between moments is even more imperative. Whenever we travel, I’m struck again by how hard it can be to eat gluten-free in airports and train stations and away from home. There are quite a few gluten-free bars out there now. We like some of them well enough. But something that is consistently delicious is pretty tough to find. From now on, when I travel, I’m taking Luna Bars with me again.
Luna Bars aren’t specifically kid treats. They’re designed for women, after all. However, if you have a gluten-free kid, finding something delicious for the road can be tough. At home, Lucy chooses goat cheese spread on apple slices or peanut butter on some of our grain-free sandwich bread. This kid is always dancing or running or climbing. She needs snacks that give her good energy. She’s choosy about her foods, especially when it comes to texture. She rejects anything too sticky or strange in the chew. (She’s 6, after all.) However, this gluten-free Luna bar was a big hit. She ate it all and asked for another the next day. (Luckily, she also liked the Blueberry Bliss and the Lemon Zest bars.) Since these bars have good protein, fiber, no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and 70% of the ingredients are organic, I like having them for Lu as an emergency stash for traveling and afternoons of unexpected energy crashes in my active kid.
I’m thrilled Luna Bars are now gluten-free. This company has taken care to make something good for those who have to be gluten-free. And they’ve made it delicious. Around here, that makes us happy.
We’re happy to announce Luna Bars as our newest sponsor. We work together with companies whose work and products we truly like, so we can bring them to you. There are a lot of gluten-free foods out there, and we like to point your way toward the good ones. If you’d like to read more about our sponsorship program, click here.
Luna Bar would like to give away bars to three readers of this site. Please leave a comment about why you’d like to try the new Luna Bars.