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Dec 4, 2014

Surviving Holiday Shopping with Luna Bars


thanks so much to luna bar for sponsoring today's post!  check out luna's new and improved line of gluten-free bars today!

i don't know about you, but i love to shop!  for me, holiday shopping is especially fun.  i love shopping for other people and i'm totally frugal and rarely pay full price for anything, so i love how many deals you can find during the holidays!  i'm actually spending today at the king of prussia mall trying to knock out most of my shopping, and those long marathon shopping days require some serious pre-planning.

beyond just figuring out my shopping list, i've been thinking all week about what i'm going to wear...it needs to be comfortable and cool, because walking around a mall all day can get warm.  thinking through which shoes and what bag to take is important too!  (please tell me i'm not the only one who does this?)  and then, there's what i need in my purse for the day.  if you're new to a marathon shopping day, let me help you out...here is a list of some must-haves to keep you in your best shape for shopping!
a lightweight bag or cross body (it's going to be on your shoulder all day!)
a bottle of water...don't forget to stay hydrated
some snacks (so important...you don't want to spend a ton of money on mall food all day!)
a pack of tissues
lip balm (apparently i've been under a rock, but i just discovered the wonder of baby lips)
hand lotion
your wallet...hey, might seem obvious, but you never know!

one of my favorite snacks for throwing in my bag at any time, but especially for long days are luna bars!  luna got me through a trip to disney a few years ago, and ever since then, i've been hooked!  they're made with 70% organic ingredients, have no artificial preservatives or flavors, are filling, and are under 200 calories!  oh, and did i mention that they're delicious?  flavors like s'mores and the new chocolate cupcake are pretty much to die for.  and now, luna's regular line is totally gluten free!  the bar was already almost free of gluten, so luna went the extra step to remove all traces so that our gluten-free friends could enjoy these yummy bars!

luna bars are an ideal snack for someone who's on the go this holiday season.  easy to toss in your purse or glove compartment, don't forget to plan ahead and then reach for a luna bar when the mid-afternoon munchies kick in and you are in the middle of buying your aunt rita's christmas gift!  also, be sure to look for the pink emblem on the wrapper that denotes the new gluten-free recipe, and definitely try out the newest flavor, chocolate cupcake!  (for real, yum!)





and as a special offer for heavens to betsy readers, luna is giving away a sample pack of their gluten-free bars!  all you have to do to enter is head over to the luna bar site and then come back here and tell me what your favorite flavor is, or which flavor you're dying to try! we'll select one lucky winner to receive a sample of the new & improved luna bars! good luck!

16 comments:

  1. chocolate dipped coconut, yum! ps- love those gloves & the little bags in your purse!

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  2. I love Luna bars--they are so good! And I want to try the chocolate cupcake and the chocolate peppermint stick!

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  3. Yum! I'm definitely a person who gets hangry, which is never fun, especially while shopping! The Peanut Butter Cookie sounds delicious!

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  4. I totally want to try that chocolate peppermint stick!

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  5. I always used to keep Luna bars in my work bag because I routinely had to work through lunch! They are definitely the kind of thing to pop into the change bag when I run out for the day with Bug - I always remember HER snacks but I never remember mine!! :)

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  6. I love the Chocolate Peppermint Stick but I would love to try the White Chocolate Macadamia!!

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  7. I've never tried Luna, but I'm totally intrigued. I'm usually looking for something that is high in protein and low in sugar. What are luna bars like in that department?

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  8. Have you tried Lara Bars? They are what we started getting with the whole thirty because they have no grains or sugars but they are really good. :)

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  9. I am a HUGE fan of always having a snack at hand! My coworkers always make fun of me because I always am eating something :) I am a grazer!

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  10. I've seen them around, but I've never tried them. I just checked out a couple but the ones I looked at still had twice as many sugars has proteins. Which one's would be good to check out?

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  11. hmmm. yeah. maybe it is just god for the whole30 because it doesn't have any additional sugars (besides fruit), grains, or dairy. It is just an all natural bar.

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  12. So my fave is the S'mores bar and it has 9g of Protein (which seems to be the case with most of them) and 12 or 13g of sugar (again, seems pretty average)...they are a little sweeter, but they're considered low glycemic, meaning that they digest slowly for prolonged levels of satiation and energy! I think they're yummy, and you can find them at most drug stores, grocery stores, and places like target, so it's not hard to get your hands on one! :)

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  13. Lara Bars are good! The nice thing about them is that they're raw too!

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  14. haha that totally makes sense! Take care of yourself, girl! :)

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  15. I recently have had to give up gluten and dairy :: cue the tears :: and was really bummed to have to stop eating my mocha coconut Luna Bars! I loved them and was really excited when I popped into target and saw that they were now GF! They also help curb my sweet tooth.


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  16. Luna Bars are a great on the go snack! You are so smart to take them shopping. It would keep me from picking up an unhealthy snack if I get hungry.

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