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Nature’s Path Cereals

Did you know that a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition unveiled that men and women who eat at least one serving of whole grains each day weigh less and have slimmer waistlines?  In this day and age, I know that this is something we all strive for.  Nature’s Path cereals definitely fit this bill since they are loaded with whole grains, as well as fiber.  Their cereals include:

  • Nature’s Path Optimum Slim – 18g whole grains, 9g fiber
  • FlaxPlus Pumpkin Raisin Crunch – 19g whole grains, 9g fiber
  • FlaxPlus Red Berry Crunch – 22g whole grains, 5g fiber
  • Pumpkin FlaxPlus Granola – 31g whole grains, 5g fiber
  • Sunflower AgavePlus Granola – 33g whole grains, 4g fiber

All Nature’s Path products are certified organic, which means they contain nothing artificial and no chemical pesticides or herbicides are used.  I’ll be honest, my kids like the sugary cereals (who doesn’t?), but my kids eat this cereal too without me having to make them.  They often ask for the FlaxPlus Red Berry Crunch (which happens to be an excellent source of Omega-3).  It is made with organic flax seeds, strawberries, raspberries, and oats.  The FlaxPlus Granola is great for any of the granola lovers out there.  It has a little kick to it but is definitely good.  The Nature’s Path Optimum Slim cereal happens to be my favorite.  What surprised me most about it was that it is sweet.  They sweetened this cereal with molasses which for me makes it extra yummy.

If you are looking for a great alternative to the sugary cereals you find in your local grocery store, I highly recommend checking out the Nature’s Path products.  There is definitely something here for everyone.


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EnviroKidz Bars Giveaway!

Would you like a healthy snack for your children?  Would you like a healthy snack for yourself?  If so, the EnviroKidz organic crispy bars is what you are looking for. EnviroKidz Crispy Rice Bars comes in two new flavors – Lemur Peanut Choco Drizzle (chunky peanut butter and peanuts with chocolate drizzle) and Penguin Fruity Burst (‘marshmallowy’ taste with colourful bits of fun fruity bursts). These low fat bars are made from whole brown rice.  They are low in sugar and sodium.  They have no trans fats and are a great gluten free option.  Now, the Fruity Burst bars were a tad sweet for me.  However, Madison (my 4 year old) inhaled them.  Now, the Peanut Choco Drizzle were saved for mommy.  I had quite the chocolate craving when we got these, so I ate those myself.  They were super good, took care of my chocolate craving, and were healthy.  I’d much rather give these to my kids than most of the snack foods that are out there.  I’d rather eat one of these instead of a candy bar.

Now, I would love for you to try these and have arranged for 2 lucky winners to get a box of each flavor of these bars.  Here what you can do to enter:

Each one of these things will give you one entry:

1. Leave a comment on this post. I want to know why you would like to try this or tell me something about any of the other products Nature’s Path makes and looks interesting to you. One comment only please and let me know everything you did for your entries in that comment.
2. Twitter about this contest. Please leave me your username so I can verify.
3. Stumble this post. If you don’t know what Stumble Upon is, please read Lori’s post at Blogging Cents. She explains it extremely well.
4. Add this post to other social media sites like Digg, Kirtsy, Blogging Zoom, Reddit, Propeller, Etc.

For 5 additional entries,

1.  Blog about this on your blog.  Please give me the URL, so I can verify.
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3.  Subscribe to this blog using either my email or RSS feed
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Good luck!  This contest will end Sept. 17, 2008 at 8:00 PM CST and is only available for US and Canada residents.