Happy, happy Friday!
I slept like a baby after watching all that football last night :) I slept so well I turned my alarm off this morning instead of hitting snooze. Oops!
And that run yesterday must have kick started my metabolism because I woke up starving this morning. I love that feeling. It makes me even happier to have a big, filling breakfast.
All I wanted today was oatmeal.
With melty peanut butter. And I knew exactly what peanut butter I wanted ;)
Yes…I bought more White Chocolate Wonderful. I just have to! Once I run out, I start wanting it again and just can’t go without it. It is pretty sweet though, so I can’t have it every day – some days I just want regular pb without all the sugar. But some days, like today, I want the sweet, melty white chocolate peanut butter.
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 cup water
- pinch salt
- 1 banana, sliced
Fun toppings for Friday:
- 1 Tbsp White Chocolate Wonderful
- 1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 Nature Valley Oats’n’Honey granola bar, crumbled
I know it’ll be a good breakfast when Roxy is checking it out.
Have you ever had the Nature Valley Granola Bars?
I fell in love with them during the summer of 2003. That was the first summer I joined Weight Watchers and my grandmother introduced me to them as one of her favorite snacks.
I had never really had crunchy granola bars before – just the normal Quaker chewy granola bars – so these were my obsession all summer long!
Almost every day that summer, my lunch would consist of a turkey + cheese sandwich, these granola bars, and some fruit. And I would bring extra granola bars for my snacks! I love the crunch.
The Oats’n’Honey were always my favorite :) And the ingredients are pretty good, too!
Did you know that Nature Valley is a sponsor of the National Parks Project? This Project helps to restore and preserve the national parks so that future generations will have the opportunity to visit the parks for years to come. As a nature lover and someone who loves to hike in the parks in our area, that’s important to me! I hope to take our future kids hiking and camping in the same areas we’ve been going for years, and I know how much work and dedication it takes to preserve those areas.
Nature Valley has teamed up with Patricia Shultz, author of “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” to support the parks. When you buy specially marked packages of Nature Valley Bars and mail in the wrappers, Nature Valley will not only recycle the wrappers but will also donate .10 per wrapper to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) (up to $600,000). You can find out more about the project at PreservetheParks.com. Not only does the site have great information about the information, but it also links to some great photos of places like Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park.
I was lucky enough to receive a package from Nature Valley and MyBlogSpark that contained a box of Nature Valley Oats ‘n Honey Granola Bars, a mini backpack, a compass, a solar-powered key chain flash light, a reusable water bottle (which I LOVE – it’s big and green), and a copy of Shultz’s book.
And you have a chance to get this package, too!
- Leave a comment telling me about your favorite park/outdoor space for hiking, running, etc.
For an additional entries:
- What’s your favorite granola bar?
- Link back from your blog and leave another comment
I’ll pick a winner on Thursday! Good luck!