cookie_monster_originalDessert is something that I keep on a minimal scale these days, especially it being readily available to me in my pantry for consumption not just because of a change in healthier eating, but because most of the time those desserts are filled with eggs and dairy products to produce them.  Well, now I can fret no more!  Lenny & Larry’s is bringing me some very tasty cookie options with their Vegan line of Complete Cookies in some amazing yummy and AFFORDABLE flavors!  You can choose a specific flavor box or a variety sampler at prices ranging from $9.95 to $24.95, which beats a lot of Vegan products in price for good flavor by a landslide, in my opinion.  Plus they are packed with protein at 16 grams per cookie!

Lenny & Larry'sBut if you haven’t heard about Lenny & Larry’s here is a little background about them directly from the source!

Lenny & Larry’s began in 1993. One day while having coffee after a morning workout at Gold’s Gym in Venice, California, two friends had the crazy idea of putting protein in muffins. Combining a fitness background with an interest in nutritional baked goods and promotional fun, former American Gladiator (“CYCLONE”) and his good friend, decided to create and market high protein muffins, cookies and other all natural baked goods.

After months of planning we came up with some great tasting, healthy products and ‘our guaranteed to make you smile logo.’ Guess What? Everyone loved it and away we went! After 15 years, we continue to make the best tasting, healthy snacks on the market. We believe the product should taste better than the package it comes in.

As executives with a hands on philosophy, the principals of Lenny & Larry’s take an active role in the research and development as well as the sales of their successful product lines. Being family men and sports enthusiasts, they have set a company objective of creating and producing healthy baked goods for both young and old.

Lenny & Larry’s mission is to continue to create and distribute healthy baked goods as well as to encourage physical fitness and a healthy diet. We appreciate everyone’s loyal support.  Let’s get healthy together!

For 15 years, The Complete Cookie has been a top product for Lenny & Larry’s; Vegan, No preservatives, No dairy products, No animal products, 15 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, 0 grams of trans fat, kosher and All Natural. The Vegan said to our cookie, ”You Complete Me!”

Runner Goodie BagSERIOUSLY, AMERICAN GLADIATORS!?!  Those athletes were always ripped and looked amazing!  I loved watching that show on Sunday’s back in the day!!  But back to the cookies!  I was introduced initially to Lenny & Larry’s on my trip to Portland in the summer to attend FitBloggin’ with a lot of my fellow blogging friends and we tried the Brownie line of products that they offer.  But after changing my diet and cutting out dairy I knew that I would no longer be indulging in those yummy brownies, but then after running Allstate Atlanta in early October my little I Run 4 partner, Carly’s Mom presented me with a little runner gift goodie bag that included two of these amazing cookies that I never knew existed (not to mention how awesome was it that she gave me goodies that were actually allowed on my new eating plan!?!)!  Pumpkin and Double Chocolate were included in my little bag of treasures.

So when I returned from Atlanta I quickly reached out to my contact at Lenny & Larry’s to see if I could get my hands on more of these BIG yummy VEGAN cookies and much to my delight, she totally hooked me up!  I received a variety box which included each of their flavors available.  Those flavors include – Lemon Poppy, Double Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter and Pumpkin.  Some classic flavors and some new-to-me flavors that I had not tried as a cookie.

Though I had already test drove and loved both the Double Chocolate and Pumpkin cookies, I was excitedly skeptical about trying the Lemon Poppy cookie, BUT it certainly did not disappoint!  Lemon Poppy lovers rejoice!  The Lenny & Larry’s Lemon Poppy cookie does NOT disappoint!  One of my favorite things to splurge on would have to be a dessert or sweet food option that offers lemony goodness.  I would certainly go for a lemon pound cake or lemon pie, but a lemon poppy muffin, DEVINE in my mind.  A moist delicious muffin that a lot of people enjoy for breakfast, but those yummy muffins are usually filled with all the no-nos on my attempt to be as vegan as possible.  But not this cookie!  It is like indulging in that yummy muffin without all the ‘junk’ goodness!

Pumpkin CookieI found all of their cookies to be moist and full of flavor.  Not leaving a chemical aftertaste like so many others that I have tried or just did not want to finish because they had awful flavor.  I got so many cookies, that I even shared one with my All Things PUMPKIN lovin’ friend Shannon of Badass Fitness!  Because a Sista’s gotta help a fellow foodie Sista out!

Interested in trying out these awesome cookies for yourself?  Head over to their online store and pick a custom flavor pack for yourself.  Don’t forget to follow them on their social media channels, Facebook and Twitter to get updates on new product releases too!

** Disclaimer – I was sent products from Lenny & Larry’s to write this blog post. While I was compensated with product, all opinions and suggestions are my own. – Tammy Means

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