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Raise your hand if you’ve been on the go since Summer started? *Raises hand* You too?! I truly love the summer time, beautiful weather, more outdoor time without being cold. Working indoors makes me want to get outdoors whenever I can, especially on the weekends. Whether we’re going out for breakfast, running a race, taking Thor for a walk, or tending to the garden, being outside is the name of the game. Summer also means wedding season, going for weekend trips, day trips to see friends, or going out east to enjoy some wine. Whether you’re like CA and I who are always busy with friends or are a parent with children off for the summer, smart snacking isn’t always the easiest thing to do.
CA works a large part of his job traveling from site to site for service calls. Therefore, it’s not easy to have a nicely prepared lunch every day. Since he is conscious of his health through regular running and bicycling, fast food on the go isn’t his best option. Luckily, these Nature Valley XL Sweet & Salty Chocolate Nut & Seed Chewy Granola Bars are perfect! They combine the right amount of nutrition, flavor, and satisfaction to get him through his day. Another great way CA enjoys these, are as a pre-dinner snack on the nights he referees soccer games. Since he is out from 4:30pm to 9:00pm, an XL bar is an excellent option to keep him going after a long day at work and before dinner when he arrives.
Besides busy weeknights, weekends are usually non-stop as well, we’ve been house hunting, seeing friends, trying new restaurants, wineries, attending weddings (and wedding related parties), birthdays, going to the beach, and basically anything and everything inbetween. We also love to go to sporting events: baseball (summer time favorite) & soccer! Attending those games usually means we’re out of the house the majority of the day, which isn’t always good for making those weight loss goals. These bars will definitely come in handy when CA and I head to the USA vs. Costa Rica World Cup Qualifier in September. We’re both leaving work and heading directly to New Jersey. Smart snacking isn’t the easiest if you’re an on-the-go mom with kids always on the go. Nature Valley XL Sweet & Salty Chocolate Nut & Seed Chewy Granola Bars are not only delicious but they’re 50% bigger than regular Nature Valley Bars! Which means your hunger will be satisfied longer and will fuel you to make it through your busy day.
They’re easily found in Walmart right near the regular Nature Valley bars in these amazingly delicious flavors:
Nature Valley XL Sweet & Salty Chocolate Nut & Seed Chewy Granola Bars
Nature Valley XL Sweet & Salty Peanut Chewy Granola Bars
Nature Valley Sweet & Salty Pretzel, Peanut & Chocolate Chewy Granola Bars
Nature Valley XL Protein Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Bars
Nature Valley XL Protein Mixed Nuts Bars
I tried three of these flavors, and they’re all delicious! I love grabbing one each morning and putting it in my lunch bag making it easier for smart snacking at work. I’ve always been a fan of Nature Valley bars, so trying these XL bars was a no brainer. I am so glad that I’ve found a new snack to grab when we’re on the go this summer, and even into the fall. If you’re busy over the summer like us, go to your nearest Walmart and try all the different flavors of the Nature Valley XL Bars.