Thin Mints or Luna Bars?

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time, and while that would usually have me singing at the top of my lungs, this year not so much. I have put on a bit of pudding and need to lose about ten pounds. Now, I am not saying not to buy these scrumptious cookies, quite the opposite. I believe in the organization, I was a Girl Scout, and I believe it’s important to support them. But, I have a problem. You see, I can not eat just one cookie. No, I eat an entire box. I love them so much. Luckily, I have found a delicious alternative, and they are really good.

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My kryptonite- Samoas and Thin Mints

So, what is my solution? Luna Bars! These bars are made for women by women (the Girl Scouts would be so proud) and they are the best. They contain 70% organic ingredients and vitamins that meet the special needs of a woman’s body, and are available in yummy flavors. Here’s how they compare to my beloved scout cookies.

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The Samoa (or carmel delight) breaks down like this: a two cookie serving contains 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, and 11 grams of sugar.

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The Chocolate Dipped Coconut Luna bar contains 190 calories but 9 grams of protein, 11 grams sugar, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

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The Thin Mint (4 cookie serving) contains 160 calories, 10 grams sugar, 8 grams fat, and only 1 gram protein.

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The Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna bar has 180 calories and 12 grams sugar. However, it also has 5 grams fat, 8 grams protein, 4 grams fiber, calcium, folic acid, vitamin D, and iron.

Surprisingly, the cookies have less calories than the bars, but Luna does offer more nutritional value. I was very surprised how much the Luna bars tasted like their Girl Scout cookie counterparts. I will still buy some Girl Scout cookies (the hubby can eat them) because I do think it’s a great thing to empower these girls and help them reach their goals. But, it’s nice to know there is an option out there that fills my craving for the most delicious cookies in the world.

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To find out where you can purchase Girl Scout cookies, please visit Girl Scouts Cookies

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Luna bars are sold individually or in boxes. I got these at Target for $5.89 per box (6 bars). The individual price was $1.09.
available at major drug and grocery stores.

And remember, you can support the Girl Scouts and still be healthy. Everything in moderation. Unfortunately, I have no self control when it comes to these iconic treats. But if you do, enjoy!

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