{Giveaway} Quaker Real Medleys Bars - 5 Boxes/3 Varieties

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Today's moms are busy, busy, busy. Between juggling my family, work, this ole blog, and social activities, time is tight. There isn't always time to make myself a full breakfast or lunch. Sometimes it's easier to grab something quickly so that I can get back to my desk or out the door to run an errand or pick the kids up from the bus stop.

Finding healthy options for on-the-go snacks or meal alternatives is difficult. The choices are limited. And often what is available is loaded with sugar, salt, or preservatives.

I love granola, fruit and nut bars, but many that are available on grocery store shelves are loaded with sugar and preservatives.

Is it so wrong to want a bar that's filled with wholesome goodness?

Quaker® doesn't think it's so wrong at all.  Quaker® has created a healthy fruit and nut bar that's packed with multigrains, roasted nuts and real fruits.

Quaker® Real Medleys™ are a grab-and-go snack that are packed with multigrain and a medley of real fruit and nuts. The fruit and nut bars are a flavorful combination with a unique texture. The Real Medleys bars were born out of the popularity of the Quaker Real Medleys Oatmeal, a portable cup of oatmeal that makes the perfect snack anytime, anywhere.
Quaker surveyed moms to find out what their most meaningful medleys were. They included uninterrupted sleep, squeezing in some exercise, and crossing off items on the to-do list with time to spare. I'll second that!
Quaker® Real Medleys™ are a great way to fuel when you are busy. Whether it's at work or at home, a jam-packed schedule can make it tough to fit in a healthy and quick meal.
Here are a few ways I've been enjoying my Quaker® Real Medleys™:
  • After a great workout. I put a few into my gym bag. When my workout is over, they help me replace energy I exerted during my workout.
  • As an afternoon snack. I have a bad habit of falling into the mid-afternoon slump. Around 2:00, I reach for a Quaker® Real Medleys™, and I am satisfied until dinner.
  • As a replacement for breakfast. I don't eat eggs, so for me breakfast usually consists of yogurt, granola, and fruit. When I am low on time, it's Quaker® Real Medleys™ to the rescue!
  • While on an airplane. My family and I were on vacation last week. I threw a few Real Medleys bars in my carry-on, and they were a perfect in air treat!
And my daughters are loving them too. They've been perfect for after gymnastics workouts, afterschool snacks, and for those days when they've overslept by a few minutes and a big breakfast isn't an option.
My days are busy. Between squeezing in the workout in the morning, I am a work at home mom who tries not to fall prey to the distractions of housework, etc. Once my kids finish school, it's time for homework and afterschool sports and activities. We quickly follow that with preparing and sitting down to dinner. And finally, after the kids are asleep, I catch up on some TV or reading.
Quaker is offering one Pieces of a Mom reader five (5) boxes of Real Medleys fruit and nut bars. They come in 3 flavors: Apple Nut Harvest, Cherry Pistachio, and Peach Almond. Each snack bar offers 8 grams of whole grains, 0.5 grams of saturated fat, 85 milligrams of sodium, and 12 grams of sugar. They are available in grocery stores nationwide and each flavor comes in a box of five bars.
Required Entry:
Follow @Quaker on Twitter and tweet your meaningful medley using the hashtag #MyMedleys or include a photo with a #MyMedleys caption.

Meaningful Medleys can come in many forms: "Sending the kids off to school in an outfit that matches + Praise from your boss after a client presentation + Catching up with that friend you haven't talked to for months.:
Once you have posted on Twitter, come back here and leave a comment which includes a link to your Twitter update that includes the #MyMedleys hashtag.
It's as easy as that!
Winner must live within the continental United States and be 18 years of age or older. Winner will be selected using Random.org on Sunday, November 24 at 9pm ET. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond in order to claim the prize. If winner fails to do so, an alternate winner will be chosen.
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I received samples of Real Medleys fruit and nut bars to facilitate this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.

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