Sunday, September 27, 2009

Four Days of Giveaways - Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters


I am eight months pregnant. Obviously, I'm not hiking the trails. But that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a healthy snack right here in front of my computer.

My Blog Spark recently sent me a Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters "Snack Pack." And I love Nature Valley. When I was still working, there was a little shop in the lobby of my office building that sold snack-type foods. I used to start my morning with a yogurt sprinkled with mashed-up Nature Valley crunchy granola bars. Oh, yum.

So I tore into these bags. I received all four varieties - Roasted Cashew, Nut Lovers, Roasted Almond, and Honey Roasted Peanut. These little bites are a blend of roasted nuts, whole grain oats, and a touch of honey. It's been less than a week, and all that's left is half a bag of Nut Lovers. I've popped these nuggets in my mouth for breakfast, had them as a snack while watching TV, and served them to other moms in my playgroup. They are so good! Crunchy and salty and sweet all at the same time. I like that they're tasty, but also pretty healthy. It's nice to get a decent amount of fiber and protein from your snacks! And I can pronounce every ingredient on the list!

The "Snack Pack" also included a sling backpack, stainless steel water bottle, flashlight and binoculars. You would have thought it was Christmas! Chris snatched up the water bottle, and Evie has taken over the flashlight and binoculars. The poor sling backpack has been relegated to the closet...

I have an additional "Snack Pack" for one of you! Simply leave a comment telling me your favorite season in nature, and I'll choose a random winner to receive the prize pack. This contest closes at midnight on September 30th.

Good luck! And if you live in the St. Louis area, stay tuned tomorrow for another chance to win free stuff! Don't forget to enter my other contests from this weekend here and here.

**This contest is closed to new comments. Congratulations to Martha, the winner, who said "Omg, I've totally got to get in on this one. I'm a Nature Valley freak, I eat the granola bars constantly. Fall is of course my favorite season. Cool and rainy, with the lovely bonus of halloween :D." Thanks to everyone for participating!**

105 comments:

Annie1 said...

I adore Autumn!


Thanks and I hope this giveaway is Canadian Friendly!


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(in Canada)

elizabeth p said...

My favorite season is Summer, I love riding in our Jeep with the top down and the wind in my hair. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

Valerie said...

Love the warm, lazy summer!
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Stephanie said...

love the fall because the temperatures fall and air is cleaner
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barty said...

I don't know if being born in October is why I love it, some subliminal, spiritual thing...but Autumn is my favorite. Maybe it's the sweaters! It's the "sensual" season to me. Love's in the air.

randio said...

Call me crazy, but I love summer! I thrive on the sun & water & love being outside!

vividchord said...

I love summer, I love the warm weather and the relaxed feeling

Lim said...

Fall. Mild weather, no bugs and Halloween!

Tracysweetangl said...

I love Fall. Because of all the pretty leafs and the change of the weather.

nick said...

I LIKE THE WINTER SNOWS

JC said...

I like Spring, perfect temperature for picnics!

cdziuba said...

I love the Fall, it's lovely. cdziuba@aol.com

Cody said...

I like Fall the best. I love to watch the trees turn color and enjoy the mix of hot/cold weather.
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Carol EL said...

I love the fall with the apple and pumpkin festivals and the smell of burning leaves in the air. jelly15301@gmail.com

ky2here said...

I like all seasons but fall is my favorite. I love harvest, clean air and the thought of settling in before winter.

1agordon said...

I love summer, so many activities to do.

lsfish said...

I love summer because I can grow veggies and flowers

Sonya said...

My favorite season is fall when it starts cooling off.

sphinx63 said...

My favorite season is spring, because it is like a renewal after the long winter. Thanks!

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cathiem said...

I like the spring---it is rebirth

abfantom said...

I love fall. The colors, smells and the temperature is very nice.

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buzzd said...

I like spring because all the pretty flowers and new growth starts. I also love the temperature

Suzanne said...

In nature, Spring has got to be the favorite. After winter the spouts coming up from the earth are wonderful to see.

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peg42 said...

My favorite is Summer. we spend so much more time outdoors enjoying the weather. Thanks so much.

samarcy said...

my fav season is fall, with all the brillent colors provided by nature

Elena said...

Summer is definitely my favorite--I like the heat! Thanks for the contest!

Joannie said...

My favorite season is definitely fall - that's the best time for hiking!!! Makes me happy!

Nicole said...

I love fall!

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Joannie said...

forgot to leave my address on the previous message.

My favorite season is fall because I love to hike in cooler weather.
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Angela C said...

I love the summer!

mogrill said...

Fall is my favorite. Crisp mornings, cozy rainy weekends, the smell of apples, spices and pumpkins. Thanks for the chance.
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Deborah Osterman said...

I love spring. All the flowers poping up.

Anonymous said...

enter me

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Barb V said...

My favorite season is Spring. Life just seems filled with renewal and endless possibilities at that time of year for me.

Homero Gutierrez said...

I love the winter weather, maybe cause I live in a hot envioroment but when the temp drops i'm more active.


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samsakara said...

I love fall because of the pretty changing leaves and the nice temperatures.

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bison61 said...

fall is my favorite season-I like the cooler days

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marthajane said...

I like fall. We have warm days and cool nights here, and I like that. I also like watching the leaves change colors.

Anonymous said...

I love Spring when everything turns green and starts to bloom.

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Sarah said...

I love fall with all the color and temperature changes. Plus, it means that no more lawn mowing or gardening for months!

courtneystoffel said...

My fave seaon is summer so we can hit the beach.

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Claire said...

I love winter. Rainy and cold! :)

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Alexandra said...

I love winter because its cool!! I hate hot weather!

Amanda S. said...

Fall is my favorite!

Nezzy said...

I crave Spring after long hard winters in the Ozarks. When Mother Earth gives birth to all the wonderful flowers in my gardens.

Ya'll have a wonderful day full of blessings!!!

karen said...

My favorite season is spring. You start to hear the roaring thunder....of Harley's........I'm longhairedkaren@gmail.com

luckysunset said...

I love spring because everything seems possible then.

llinda29 said...

I love summer because I love the beach

Jean said...

my favorite season is fall - not sure if it's because it's my birthday season, but....

Brent said...

I love spring. Not to hot to sleep, breezes that feel good and no more snow!

TX_Jen34 said...

I like spring because it's not too hot yet.

denyse said...

In NJ I LOVE summer, I love to grow veges and have parties for everyone to come and get together.

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krstrpp said...

I love spring. There's just so much promise in the air. Thanks for the chance to win the awesome prize pack! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

jlafount said...

I do enjoy the Fall

Erica C. said...

I love the temperature in the fall :)

tammyontheblock said...

I love Fall. The different colors of the leaves, it's so beautiful.

degood said...

I love Spring and all the new things coming to life like flowers, baby birds and trees blossoming.

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jsc123 said...

My favorite season is Spring.
I love to see everything return to life after a cold winter.
The many colors blooming and the sweet fresh scents.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

mscoffee77 said...

I love the crisp, cool air of the Fall!

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tutugirl said...

I love Spring. It means we've made it through another cold winter and just to see the world come alive is awesome. I love watching the buds coming out on the trees.

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Dispatcher_kristy said...

My favorite season is definitely 100% autumn

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jbeckett said...

I like fall the best, because the weather is cooler and wetter.

Anonymous said...

I love fall. The weather is tolerable and leaves are beautiful.
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aajacques said...

Summer is my favorite, Im a sun worshiper

Dave said...

I love Fall. The weather is perfect - not hot and muggy, just warm and comfortable. The the colors of the trees are absolutely spectacular. It's the perfect time of year to take a hike in the woods or just take a walk in the park. Thank you for the fun give-away.

David Johnson said...

I'd have to say I like Spring and Fall the best, if I can only choose one, I'll say Spring, thanks.

Andria said...

I love spring, when the leaves start coming back and the flowers start to bloom. Thank you.

Lobbyman said...

Spring is my favorite season!

susitravl said...

Autumn! My birthday, change from hot to mild weather, the beautiful colors of the trees, mums, Halloween.....

Anonymous said...

I love winter! Images of snow and ice-encrusted leaves, pine trees, bundled up in layers, under a quilt, drinking hot chocolate and reading detective novels. Lovely.

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diesel51 said...

The fall with the cooler weather and trees changing color.

Nickolay said...

This would be a great pack to bring with Ice Fishing this year. I love Winter

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Pam said...

It's a toss up between spring and fall, but if I can only pick one I'll say spring. After a long cold & snowy Indiana winter, it's nice to be able to walk around my yard and look at the plants peeking up! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

allison said...

My favorite season is of course, fall!

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gr0707 said...

I love Fall, cool windy days are my favorite.

Anonymous said...

I love summer!!! Love the beach...love wearing bikinis and flip flops...

ahhhhhhhh

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lil.blessing said...

i love the spring...nice and warm, but not too hot!
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amyd said...

My favorite season is winter!

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Miranda said...

I love Fall The leaves begin to change and are so pretty

Derk Thomas said...

Summer can be beautiful as long as it is not too hot

AICORP said...

I'm from New England so the autumn, with all of the beautiful foliage in New Hampshire/Vermon is by far my favorite season

Jana said...

I like Autumn best. I love crisp air, sweaters, and back to school.

Martha said...

Omg, I've totally got to get in on this one. I'm a Nature Valley freak, I eat the granola bars constantly. Fall is of course my favorite season. Cool and rainy, with the lovely bonus of halloween :D

jillian3445 said...

I Love spring when the flowers start to bloom and of course it means sumer is on its way.

The nuts sound so yummy!

kakihara said...

I love fall--I like the weather getting cooler, the leaves changing colors, and it's the start of my favorite holidays--I love Halloween, Thanksgiving, and it means Christmas is coming.

Joseph said...

My favorite season is Fall. I love the changing of the colors of the leaves, the cool crispy mornings and the light rain.

Anonymous said...

like spring ty.
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cstironkat said...

I like spring. I love to see all the flowers and trees come to life. The birds come back too.

Walt A said...

My favorite season is Rabbit Season.

Signed,

Elmer Fudd

Tarah said...

Spring - I love the fresh smelling air and the start of the warm season! I love to watch all the flowers come up and the trees bud!

Tarah
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Alicia said...

My favorite season is fall or autumn. It always has been, and always will be.
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Damla said...

I love spring.

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Sher said...

My favorite season has always been Autumn! I just love the cool air and changing leaves!!

Mishia said...

I love winter because of the cold weather!

Shawn said...

My favorite season is Spring, when everything is new and fresh.

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ezmerelda said...

I love fall. It is the best time of year to live in Texas. Spring and summer can be too hot and winter just icky.

js22 said...

I love the spring - all the flowers after a cold snowy winter!!

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Charity/ccboobooy said...

I love the Fall! It' not too hot, and it's not too cold. Thanks


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susan1215 said...

I like Spring because the flowers start blooming and the weather gets warmer

paryjeja said...

I love the fall with the cool crisp weather and the beautiful colors.
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Sonya said...

I love Fall! It's starting to get cool but the weather is still nice. It's great weather for hiking!

autie said...

Either Summer or Fall

Jinxy and Me said...

I like Spring.

Leslie S. said...

I love fall.It cools down and the humidity also seems to decrease.Great time to go for family walks.Thanks!

dvice said...

My favorite is winter