Clif Luna Bars: Great Tasting Nutrition Bars For Women!

A healthy low-calorie nutrition bar designed for women, Clif Luna bars taste great and contain 23 essential vitamins and minerals!

The Clif Luna bar is a unique product in its class. There are dozens of high-protein energy bars, marketed to body builders and men trying to "bulk up". The Clif Luna bar, on the other hand, is a lighter bar, marketed toward women.

It seems the Clif Bar Company, famous for their cookie-like energy bars, was getting a lot of requests for a lower-calorie bar. They also had some research that indicated that a surprising 80% of all women don't get enough of several key nutrients. Knowing that women are often too busy to stop and eat a healthy meal or snack, but that calories and taste are important, the Clif Luna bar was launched to meet these needs.

This isn't a traditional heavy or sticky bar. Instead, this is a lightweight, chewy bar filled with rice krispies, nuts and grains. They come in great tasting flavors like Lemon Zest (rice krispies with oats and lemon bits, with a lemon icing on the bottom), Nutz over Chocolate (rice krispies, oats and nuts with a chocolate dip on the bottom) and Toasted Nuts and Cranberries (rice krispies, oats, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries). There's also S'mores, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Tropical Crisp, Chai Tea and Sesame Raisin Crunch - definitely not your "typical" nutrition bars!

These are sweet, buttery and flavorful"¦ and yet, they're actually good for you! They're actually sweetened with brown rice syrup, and contain only 170 to 180 calories each. Each bar contains 23 vitamins and minerals, including calcium, antioxidants and folic acid, as well as 9 to 10 grams of soy protein to rebuild muscle. They're also dairy-free! These are designed to meet the needs of active women (although a lot of men eat them too, just because they're so great tasting!).

These bars retail for about $1.49, although if you're lucky enough to have a Trader Joe's near you they are far less there; otherwise, watch for a sale and stock up at a retailer near you or online! The Clif Bar Company also donates a portion of the sale of each bar to the Breast Cancer Fund.

As a snack, these are a fabulous boost of mid-day energy. They're small enough to travel well, tossed in a purse or briefcase, but have enough "oomph" to carry you through the day. They'll even work in a pinch as a meal-on-the-run, and are certainly healthier than most fast-food options you may find!

Kudos to the Clif Bar Company for making a product that tastes great, and is good for you. It's great to see a company making a product for women that isn't a horrible-tasting "diet bar" but rather a great tasting energy bar"¦ and yet healthy enough for almost any dieter as well!

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