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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

happy travel food: the luna fiber bar

I am on the road a lot, logging almost a million air miles (so far!). I love most aspects of travel except for the poor choices that are easy to make in airports. I can't count how many times I've grabbed a bagel  with cream cheese and coffee as I rush to my gate. That's 600+ calories!

Not long ago I started traveling with my own snacks, some hit or miss. I liked the packets of unsalted cashews from Trader Joe's but the grapefruit sections in their own containers left me feeling sticky. Big fail. Before I left for this trip to Walt Disney World I bought a box of new Luna Fiber Bars. Available in Vanilla Blueberry, Chocolate Raspberry and Peanut Butter Strawberry, I went for the Peanut Butter Strawberry.  I tucked one in my carry-on bag and the rest in my checked bag. I knew I would be walking a lot and working in the parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot etc.) and I wanted to have something quick, easy, small and delicious to snack on.

On my morning flight  from Seattle when those around me tucked into cinnamon pastries, I unwrapped my Peanut Butter Strawberry Luna Fiber bar. I took one bite and I smiled. It tasted like a classic PB&J with the added bonus of 7 grams of fiber. The bar has 120 calories, 4 grams of fat, 11 grams of sugar and is made from 70% organic ingredients.

While I prefer to make my own trail bars, this easy to transport bar doesn't melt in the heat and tastes fresh. It was satisfying with the texture somewhere between an oatmeal cookie and a Fig Newton and filled me up on the long 6 hour flight. It makes me happy to know that as I work at the conference here in Orlando this week that I am fueling my body and making the right choices.

The Luna Fiber bar is a great happy food! (I also tried the Vanilla Blueberry and it reminded me of a blueberry Pop-Tart. It was delicious!)

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