I used to be pretty darn good about healthy eating but since I passed that monumental thirtieth birthday, I’ve become a bit insatiable about snacks. I don’t know if it’s because of changes in my metabolism or because nothing really goes better with a bit of blogging than a bit of chocolate, but mid-afternoon and late-night blogging inevitably has me craving sweets.
Fortunately, I’m a Life Made Delicious connector this year and one of the perks that comes with the job is being the first to know about some of the amazing new General Mills products available. And the hottest new snacks to hit the shelves are ones that are perfect for Moms looking for that sweet afternoon treat that won’t destroy their diet!
General Mills’ new Fibre One Brownies, Nature Valley Granola Thins and Fibre One Chocolate Caramel & Pretzel bars are a better way to satisfy that snack craving. The Nature Valley Granola Thins are available in Chocolate or Peanut Butter and contain just 90 calories. And the Fibre One Brownies and Chocolate Caramel & Pretzel bars contain between 100-110 calories and 5g of fibre! I received a stylish weekender tote and boxes of the new treats to test out for myself and I couldn’t wait.
I tried the Fibre One Chocolate Caramel & Pretzel bars first and I have to say that I actually expected these to be my least favourite. I’m just not a huge fan of pretzels and I wasn’t sure how it would combine with the other flavours. But I learned after my first bite that when pretzel is combined with chocolate and caramel, it goes from so-so to sublime! I devoured these bars and I loved the fact that I was getting 20% percent of my daily fibre intake with each bar too.
I tried the Nature Valley Granola Thins next. We received the Peanut Butter variety and the picture of the squares reminded me a lot of a healthier version of the peanut butter sandwich cookies I used to love as a child. The taste wasn’t exactly the same, but the creamy peanut butter coating tasted exactly like the filling of the cookies I used to love. I adore Nature Valley products and these squares were no exception.
The Fibre One Brownies were the product I had been most excited to try. I received the Chocolate Peanut Butter variety and unlike most of the people in the world, I am actually not a huge fan of chocolate and peanut butter together. But thankfully the peanut flavour wasn’t overpowering in these brownies and the rich, chocolaty flavour of the brownies themselves was fantastic.
Craving a little guilt-free indulgence of your own now? You’re in luck, because right now you can visit the Life Made Delicious Facebook page to get your special one-day coupon to enjoy any one of these tasty new treats for free! The coupon is only available until July 3, so don’t miss out!
And as if that wasn’t sweet enough, General Mills is also offering one very lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader a snacktastic Fibre One and Nature Valley prize pack containing all three of the products I received and a gorgeous weekender tote for those spontaneous summer getaways, a $50 value! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about which of these new products you are most excited to try. Please note you may enter this giveaway across multiple blogs but may only win one prize.
I love relaxing with a sweet snack in the afternoon or enjoying some chocolaty indulgence late at night and thanks to Fibre One and Nature Valley, I don’t have to feel bad when that craving for sweets hits. Instead, I can reach for a moist brownie, a chewy caramel-flavoured bar or a crisp and crunchy granola square and satisfy my craving without sabotaging my health. Check out these tasty new snacks for yourself, but be warned: picking a favourite won’t be easy!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure – I am participating in the Life Made Delicious Ambassador Program by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.