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Healthy Snacking with Van’s Natural Foods Giveaway

Spring has almost arrived. Can you hear the cheers around my home? I mean come on Iowa winters are harsh and have us living like hermits for months with barely any sun peeking through. With the excitement of nearing warmer weathers, means more outdoor time including park visit, roadtrips and picnics. Yea!

This means my mindset for mealtimes and daily activities shifts to focus on sunshine and healthier routines. Often leading us back into better eating habits and more on foot activities. Did someone say whole grains and greens? Yum.

Van's Prize Pack

One of our favorite good for you food companies, Van’s Natural Foods offers a variety of healthy snacks with its all-natural, nutrition-packed whole grain ingredients. The portable treats are perfect for day camp backpacks, family road trip snacks, pool totes or beach bags and even to keep in my purse for those overly busy days when I just don’t have time to stop and take a meal.

Van’s offer a delicious and nutritious way to snack that the whole family can enjoy. Not to mention, they’re gluten-free as well! My favorite by far is the Cranberry Almond Bar. It has the perfect texture that keeps me chewing while counting down to 50 with every bite. {Yes, I really do that. Stop laughing!} Almonds are by far my favorite nut and cranberries while I will not eat them plain, they play a huge part when I am making meals like oatmeal and desserts. So why not in a snack bar?

Cranberry Almond Bar

I want to mention, that I did not get to sample the Say Cheese crackers. My lovely children claimed them for their own and carted them off to school for snacks each day till there were none left. I call that a sucess in itself since they are my hardest critics when it comes to food.

Van’s also sent along their Cinnamon Heaven cereal for us to try out. I was surprised to see this treat in with our snack themed package. However after a few bites, I had my answer. This cereal could totally be carried along as a treat sans milk. In fact you know those little snack containers made for toddlers, the ones that have those cool lids that allow hands in but close so nothing comes out? Well, my tot would have me put the Cinnamon Heaven bits in one of those for him before we headed out to drop the kids off at school in the morning. I think he liked the crunch as much as his mommy did.

cinnamon heaven

In the end the taste is what really matters, for the most part my family thoroughly enjoyed the selections from Van’s Natural Foods. And unlike some of our other all natural favorites, Van’s is easy to find at both my local Wal-Mart and Hy-Vee locations. Woot!

Van’s Natural Foods Sweepstakes

One lucky reader will receive a Van’s Natural Foods Health Snacking Prize Package.

Giveaway ends April 1st at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the giveaway form below. Good luck.

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About Teri

Teri Hardy is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined as well as the founder of Mom Powered Media. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She loves to write, doodle & go, go, go. Control freak, master multi-tasker and shopaholic. Ms. Hardy has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.


  1. would try the Whole Grains Pancakes

  2. Lauren S. says:

    I really want to try the fire-roasted veggies crackers! I actually have celiac, so I love Van’s products!

  3. Rebecca Wilson says:

    Organic Blueberry Waffles sound really good.

  4. The chocolate chip snack bars.

  5. I would be most excited to try the Lots of Everything! Gluten Free Crackers.

  6. nicole dz says:

    I would love to try there French toast sticks!

  7. My favorite is the Gluten Free Crackers Say Cheese!

  8. Stephanie H says:

    I’d like to try the Say Cheese crackers and the Fire-Roasted Veggie crackers!

  9. Laura Lanza says:

    Would love to try Gluten Free Multigrain Chips Nacho, Nacho Man

  10. The french toast sticks with cinnamon sound great! I had no idea Van’s made more than waffles!

  11. The Nacho Nacho Man Chips look delicious!!

  12. amy guillaume linderman says:

    peanut butter chocolate bars sound yummy

  13. The P B & J snack bars are my favorite!

  14. I would like to try the Gluten Free Cranberry Almond Snack Bars.

  15. Monica Lavoie says:

    I really like their Gluten-Free Waffles.


  16. Lora Reynolds says:

    I would like to try the crackers, any kind since I have not tried any of them. My son is eating Vans Cinnamon Heaven right now.

  17. kristin h says:

    The waffles and cookies look sooo good

  18. nancyfancypink says:

    I would like to try the BBQ Multigrain chips!

  19. Holly Thomas says:

    I would love to try the Blueberry & Peanut Butter Snack Bars.

  20. Love Van’s! Would like to try their GF fire roasted veggies crackers.

  21. I would like to try the Gluten Free French Toast Sticks. I have a special needs nephew whom is with me every other weekend and just loves French Toast Sticks. Compared to Van’s variety I shudder sometimes to think what might be in our brand.

  22. happi shopr says:

    I would love to try the Gluten Free French Toast Sticks Cinnamon

  23. The Say Cheese and Fire-roasted Veggie crackers look good!

  24. jennifer wexler says:

    i would like to try the Gluten Free Snack Bars
    Strawberry & Peanut Butter

  25. My kids would love to try the french toast sticks

  26. Ross Olson says:

    I would like to try the Organic Blueberry Waffles! Look great!

    Ross Olson

  27. Cindy McElwee says:

    Always on the go ~ would love the Gluten free Van’s Cranberry Almond bar ~ also love to try the whole grain pancakes ♥

  28. I would love to try the gluten-free snack bars in strawberry and peanut butter!

  29. I would like to try the pancakes. Maybe some of the cereal too.

  30. Julia Decker says:

    I am going to have to try this brand, they all look very yummy!

  31. I would like to try Van’s Gluten Free Cinnamon French Toast Sticks.

  32. Elyse Moser says:

    I have had the plain waffles and love them (even better than Eggo). They all look delicious but I would love to try the honey nut crunch. I have yet to find a gluten free cereal I like. My favorite cereal was honey nit Cheerios and honey bunches of oats so hopefully this would compare.

  33. tammy cordery says:

    I would like to try the cereal

  34. I would love to try the fire roasted veggie crackers. :-)

  35. sandra davis says:

    i want to try their Gluten Free Multigrain Chips Nacho, Nacho Man

  36. Crystal Gibson says:

    Say Cheese is definitely my fav…

  37. Debra Pauley says:

    My kids would love to try the french toast sticks

  38. Sherry Compton says:

    The Gluten Free French Toast Sticks
    Cinnamon sound good.

  39. alicia k says:

    i like want to try their french toast sticks

  40. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d love to try the Cinnamon Heaven cereal.

  41. French toast sticks sound divine!

  42. I would try the cinnamon cereal!

  43. I would love to try the Strawberry Peanut Butter snack bars! They look so good!

  44. Jessica Medina says:

    would like to try the waffles

  45. The blueberry gluten-free toaster waffles are my favorite product.

  46. Jessica Fortner says:

    I think the French Toast Sticks would be my fav.

  47. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I’d like to try the Peanut Butter chocolate snack bars

  48. I want to try the waffles.

  49. Mighty Good BBQ Gluten Free Multigrain Chips

  50. Susan Robbins says:

    I have Van’s frozen gluten free waffles in my freezer, they are wonderfully light and tasty! Anxious to taste more of their products.

  51. I have not tried Van’s but would like to try the Gluten Free strawberry and peanut butter snack bars.

  52. Susie@homemaker-mom says:

    i would love to try their pancakes!

  53. Dorothy Teel says:

    I found this interesting article on the Vans site …
    8. French Toast with Curried Chicken Salad with Walnuts, Apples and Raisins – it uses Van’s Gluten Free French Toast Sticks, Cinnamon
    Curried Chicken Salad, Walnuts, Sliced Apples, Raisins
    This sound wonderful, I would love to try the French Toast Sticks with my granddaughters who are on gluten free diets.

  54. alesha ol says:

    i want to try the cinnamon heaven cereal

  55. Candy Kelley says:

    The Cranberry Almond bars look healthy and delicious

  56. Waffles! We love waffles! We want to try those.

  57. kelly Nicholson says:

    Visit Van’s Natural Foods and tell me which of their products

    i really love the whole wheat waffles..thanks

  58. I would like to try Van’s Gluten Free Cereal Honey Nut Crunch. I like this kind a lot in regular and would very much wish to try it in gluten free.

  59. Jennifer Pittman says:

    I would like to also try Van’s French Toast Sticks!

  60. I’d like my husband and I try the Power Grains Waffles Totally Original. It might be a way that I can get him to eat grains.

  61. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I have tried Van’s and love the Gluten Free Frozen Blueberry Waffles!

  62. Aria H. says:

    I really like their waffles.

  63. Lily Kwan says:

    I am most excited to try the cranberry and almond snack bars.

  64. I am most excited to try the Gluten Free Snack Bars Chocolate Chip!

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