Thursday, October 1, 2009

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters Review and Giveaway

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As a member of My Blog Spark, I was happy to receive a box of snacks and outdoorsy goodies to review recently. I got to try each of the 4 varieties of Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters: Nut Lovers, Roasted Almond, Roasted Cashew and Honey Roasted Peanut.
So what are Granola Nut Clusters? They're little round bite sized granola bars. And they're tasty.
I was surprised that each variety actually has a distinct flavor. They range from sweeter (Roasted Almond,) to salty-sweet (Roasted Cashew,) to saltier (Nut Lovers and Honey Roasted Peanut). My favorites were the cashew and almond varieties, but really I liked them all. My husband and kids thoroughly approved of them too. We snarfed them down at warp speed.
It would be great to keep a bag of these in the diaper bag for when the kids and I are running late for church, with no time to eat, (nearly every Sunday,) or to hold the kids over, when they're hounding you to stop at the Golden Arches on the way home from wherever.
At 150-160 calories per serving, they're a reasonably low calorie mini meal, and especially yummy when combined with a glass of milk.
I also received some fun extras from Nature Valley. There was a cool sling bag, (which we're using for a diaper bag,) a stainless steel water bottle (for me,) a flashlight, and a pair of binoculars. (L will be getting these so he can "explore".)

My Blog Spark has offered to sponser a giveaway of the snack pack like the one I got for one of my readers. Interested? Of course you are. ;)

Here's how to enter:
First mandatory entry:
Leave a comment here, sharing your favorite way to experience nature with children.

For additional optional entries, you may also:
Become a follower of my blog, and leave a comment saying so.
Tweet about the contest, and leave a comment here with your twitter I.D.
Blog about the giveaway, and leave a link to your post.

This contest will end on October 7, 2009, at midnight Central Time, and is open to U.S. entries only, please. Thanks for entering, and don't forget to leave a way to contact you, if you win!

16 comments:

  1. I love to take the kids 2 the beach as it is bright & airy with seashells & fish,birds & blue sky..... thats how we like it birdson@roadrunner.com

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  3. I like to go camping and hiking with my kids. I have two sons and we have enjoyed lots of outdoor activities.
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  6. my fave way is to get out and explore i have a weekly linky called tree hugging tots: http://growingandlearningbyleapsandbounds.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/tree-hugging-tots-fall-and-nature-circle-cards/

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  7. I like to go for walks with my children.

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  8. I just thinking walking with kids is awesome. Especially if you stop and discover everything you can along the way!

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  9. We have a park near here that has streams with fish, nature trails, and a small lake. This is a great place to go for a hike.
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  11. I love to take my children on the bike trail and experienced nature upclose.

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