Put These Snack Bars in Your Purse

Yesterday I talked about my extreme postpartum hunger. Words like “ravenous” and “beast-like” were used, and I don’t use those words lightly. Now, I’ve never been one to miss a meal. Ever. I’m not one of those people who “forgets” to eat. Like, how does one even do that? But the other day, I was the inadvertent meal-skipper.

I had my son’s (I have a son! Weird!) first appointment at the pediatrician at 1:20 p.m. Between getting my daughter down for her nap, getting the baby fed, burped, changed and car-seated up, I got out of the house without eating lunch.

A few reasons I never skip meals? Besides that it’s bad for you? 1) I like food. 2) I get super cranky and 3) I get shaky. Really, really shaky.

I made it to the doctor’s office, and my hands were shaking like leaves. I dug in my purse, praying I had a Luna bar still in there. I got excited when I saw the edge of a wrapper…until I discovered it was just a wrapper. Dealing with bone-crushing disappointment, I came across a baggie of Cheerios meant for my daughter. I started shoving those things in my mouth as fast as I could.

Lesson learned? Always carry a handy snack, like one of these.

Luna Honey Pretzel Bar

luna peanut honey pretzelWe’ve long been fans of Luna bars, and I recently attended a Luna event in NYC. Besides the awesome nutrition panel discussion, they introduced Luna’s newest flavor: Peanut Honey Pretzel.

How did they know that peanut butter has been my thang lately? With 190 calories, 9 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber, it’s definitely a snack you can feel good about munching. Plus, like all Luna bars, it’s delicious—sweet but not overly so and satisfying. I wish it had a little more pretzel to it because I’d like more of a salty kick, but this is a bar that’s hard to complain about.

CLIF Kid Iced Oatmeal Cookie Zbar

Clif Bar iced oatmeal You can fight your kids for Clif Kid’s Iced Oatmeal Cookie Zbar. A moist, dense dead-ringer for an oatmeal cookie, it’s healthier and more filling than a plain old cookie. With 9 grams of whole grains, and 3 grams each of fiber and protein, the 130-calorie organic bar is the perfect after-school snack or sack-lunch dessert. Moms can throw it in their purses to curb their hunger as well.

Want to win some of the Peanut Honey Pretzel Luna bars? First, don’t be allergic to peanuts. Then, comment below to enter! Winners will be notified in about a week; U.S. residents only, please! —Erin

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  1. Oh, that does sound like a good flavor! It’s good to be prepared. You never know when you’re going to bonk :-).

  2. Yum! Both of those sounds delicious! I ALWAYS bring a granola bar or raisins to school with me because I get very hungry about three hours after I eat. I found out in August that I am hypoglycemic so I have to keep my blood sugar up and these sound like the perfect snack to help! I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. I tried the Oatmeal Raisin Clif bar… It’s so delicious! Peanut Butter and pretzel bars are now a must try. Yum!

  4. Peanut Honey Pretzel sounds delicious! My kids take a snack every single day and I would feel better sending them a healthy, great-tasting, Luna bar. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Guess what ?
    I’m NOT allergic to peanuts, so you can be assured that I will greatly enjoy the Peanut Honey Pretzel Luna Bar 🙂

  6. these sound delish! Love the Lemon luna bars too. But anything with PB is on my fav list!

  7. Is there anything better than Peanuts AND Pretzels? I don’t think so! Can’t wait to try these.

  8. I love Luna bars! Now that I’m in my fourth month of pregnancy, I’m in that hungry all the time stage. Luna bars make a great snack, especially after a workout.

  9. I love luna bars – all clif bars actually; they are perfect for a pick me up just before or after a run!

  10. I absolutely adore the peanut butter/pretzel combo!! I would make it a meal! please, give me a try 😉

  11. I love Clif Kid Z bars, the brownie flavor is like eating a candy bar (with a bit of actual nutrition!)

  12. I live these! I really appreciate it if you could enter me. Thanks for the chance…
    tristanziegler97 (at) gmail.com

  13. Would LOVE to try these! I always keep protein bars on hand and would love to add a new one 🙂

  14. Love Luna bars but the mini Lunas are the perfect size for a quick snack and, honestly, are so, so cute! Like, “almost don’t wanna eat ’em but I WILL” cute.

  15. I love the cliff Z bars as an alternative to the “grown-up” cliff bars! Lower calorie and just as delicious!