Gluten Free Fruit and Nut Snack Bars make a quick and easy afternoon snack, sure to satisfy any crunchy, sweet cravings.
This post is sponsored by Nature Valley
About five years ago when I put my son on a gluten-free diet, I remember how challenging it was to find good gluten-free snacks that I could pack for school, or bring along for quick pick-me-ups. Fortunately, things have come a long way since then.
Nature Valley recently introduced a new line of ten Gluten Free Nut & Protein Bars to make gluten free snacking even easier for those on a gluten-free diet. There’s something for everyone, whether you like crunchy, crispy or chewy bars. Personally, I’m more of a crispy, crunchy kind of gal.
To be honest, I’m pretty picky about snack bars, but when I heard that Nature Valley’s new line of gluten-free bars includes a nice variety of crunchy, nutty bars, I decided to give them a try. My favorites are the Nut Crisp, Simple Nut, and Roasted Nut Crunch bars – they’re crunchy, full of nuts and seeds, and not too sweet.
They’re great for grab and go – I stuffed a few in my son’s backpack this past weekend when he went back to college after a weekend visit, and in my niece’s briefcase before she left for work today.
The other day when my youngest son got home from school, he was starving, so these snack bars paired with fresh apples were an easy way to tide him over while I prepared a hearty snack. So far, his favorite is the Salted Caramel Nut bar.
For a quick and easy snack, you can also make simple Gluten Free Fruit and Nut Snack Bars by topping these snack bars with a variety of healthy toppings. Greek yogurt, nut butter and cottage cheese are great ways to add a little protein, and provide the perfect base for fresh fruit toppings like berries, bananas and apples so they don’t fall off.
Nature Valley is running a Nature Valley Perfect Pair Sweepstakes on Instagram and Facebook where 2 winners will receive a $500 gift card. All you have to do is show a photo of your perfect pairing of a Nature Valley Gluten-Free Snack Bar with your favorite person, place or thing, and share it on Instagram, using the hashtag#NVPerfectPairSweepstakes. You can also upload your photo to the Nature Valley Facebook Contest page (contest terms and conditions available on Nature Valley Facebook Contest page), or send a 3″x5″ card with your name, mailing address and email address to Nature Valley Perfect Pair Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 2605, Grand Rapids, MN 55745-2605.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nature Valley. The opinions and text are all mine.