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New (to me) Finds

After my run yesterday, I finally dove into the Luna Chocolate Dipped Coconut bar. This is a new flavor for Luna (and for me) so I’ve been looking forward to trying it.

I literally ate it in the car on the way home from my run so I don’t have any pictures of the actual bar. I tried taking some with my phone but those didn’t turn out so well.

I really liked this flavor. I have to say, I like it better than the Chocolate Chunk. It almost reminds me of the Samoa Girl Scout cookie. Almost. Nothing can ever really come close to those babies, they are the best!!

A health bar that reminds me of Samoa’s? That’s good enough! I try to stay away from the Girl Scout Cookies, so this Luna Bar is a good replacement. (I used to be a Girl Scout, I know they can be very persuasive and talk you into buying 12 boxes of thin mints which end up in your freezer for 5 years).

I’m guessing the nutrition stats on these Luna Bars are slightly better than the Girl Scout cookies too.

I’m not that wild about the saturated fat content…

But the protein, fiber, and overall calories is pretty good.

If you like coconut, I’m sure you’ll love this flavor! If not, maybe pass this one up….

I also tried a couple new (to me) flavors of VitaTops yesterday. I love these things! They are the perfect dessert option. I always need something sweet after dinner (it’s a habit that’s hard to break) and these are the perfect portion size and taste great.

Last night, my husband and I tried Apple Crumb and Chocolate Mint.

The Apple Crumb was pretty good. It had chunks of apple in it which I like. It tasted pretty “brany” (that’s not a word…wheaty maybe? That’s not either). I should say it tasted healthy. Which is totally fine!

apple chunk

It’s a pretty good flavor. I have a couple others that aren’t chocolate related that I haven’t tried yet-Cranberry, Blueberry, and I think a Raisin one? I’ll keep you posted on those flavors.

The Chocolate Mint flavor was also pretty good. It tasted like a thin mint cookie basically (Girl Scout cookies are clearly on my mind…).

It’s pretty good but is a little bit dryer than some of the other flavors I’ve tried. Oddly enough, my favorite chocolate flavor is the sugar free one. I think it’s the most moist and tastes just like a brownie!

Overall, both flavors were pretty good. Definitely a great dessert!

I also tried a new salad yesterday. Normally, I prefer some kind of fruit on my salads like grapes, apples, pears, etc. Well, all we had laying around were bananas and I’m not ready to try bananas on a salad. So, I added more vegetables instead of fruit. What a concept!

hey hey good lookin

I added shredded carrots, diced cucumbers, fat free feta cheese, and a dollop of hummus. Poured some balsamic and olive oil on top and dug in!

I guess just vegetables on a salad can turn out pretty good sometimes! I’m trying to eat a salad with my lunch and dinner (to make sure I get plenty of veggies!). I tend to find a salad mix I like and make that over and over again until I’m sick of it. Any good salad combinations out there? Or dressings? I bought a poppy seed dressing the other day and am not loving it….

My best friend is coming to town in a few hours so I’m heading to the gym now! Happy Tuesday everyone!

3 comments to New (to me) Finds

  • I just recently tried the luna chocolate coconut bar, and I loved it!! But I have to admit, I did indulge in girl scout cookies this weekend. Thankfully the are all gone!!

  • Your salad looks great! I love lots of crunchy veggies (celery, bell pepper, carrots, etc) chickpeas and avocado on my salads. Always avocado. Or hummus. I usually make my own dressing with red wine or balsamic vinegar and sometimes spicy mustard. Mmm – I think it might be time to think about a salad for lunch.

  • Melissa M

    I love adding mandarin oranges and avocados to my salds. Adds lots of flavor! We tend to do the olive oil and balsamic too, but i have started buying flavored balsamics. Mixes it up a little!

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