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"Quaker Products"

Mmmm. Where to begin, where to begin.

When the folks at Quaker asked me if I’d like to try out some of their products, I said, “Sure, why not?” After all, with my multitude of health issues, my diet is pretty limited…and I tend to eat things that are more on the grain-y side, like bagels and oatmeal and granola bars. So, this seemed like it would be right up my alley.

I love the Soft Baked Banana Nut Bread Bars, which are made with real bananas and real almonds. Each bar provides 5 grams of fiber, 6 grams of protein, and 20% of your daily value of five B vitamins!

"Quaker Yogurt Granola Bars"

I could eat the Quaker Yogurt Flavored Granola Bars all. day. long. OMG. These things are de-lish. They are made with real blueberries and have 12 grams of whole grains. (They also come in Strawberry and Vanilla.) Guess who’s stocking up on these babies? This gal.

I also am digging the Stila Strawberry Crispy Oat Cookie Bars. They are definitely different but taste great and have a nice crunch, which I crave on occasion. The Stila Bars are made with real fruit filling (they’re also available in Apples & Cinnamon and Blueberry) and whole grain oats. Each bar has a mere 100 calories and no trans fats. Yippee!

"Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies"

We both loved — and I mean love loved — the Soft Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. Now, this is saying something because I really dislike raisins. As soon as we opened this box, we each devoured tried one, then we helped ourselves to a second cookie. These cookies are fantastic! The cookies are individually packaged, which makes them nice and neat for lunches or travel. They’re made with whole grain Quaker Oats and provide a good source of fiber.

W and I both liked the Chocolate Chip Instant Oatmeal. To be fair, we go through instant oatmeal in this house like crazy, so we’re already a little biased. But oatmeal with chocolate chips — not too many but not too few, mind you — is a whole new experience. Each packet has only 130 calories and 8 grams of sugars, and contains “heart healthy” whole grains. Yay!

"Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cereal"

Unfortunately, I can’t attest to the Quaker Honey Nut Oatmeal Squares, because I never got to try them. W finished off that box in two sittings. Two. But I’ll tell you about them anyway. I believe they were delicious, as most rational people do not suck down an entire box of cereal that they dislike. But that’s just an assumption. They also are a good source of fiber and calcium and contain 96% of your minimum daily whole grain recommendation. Sounds like a real winner, all the way around. Oh, did I mention that this cereal can help lower cholesterol? Yeppers.

All in all, we are in love with these Quaker products. Just one problem: We’re running out of everything and have to re-stock our cabinets. Oh well.

Guess what? Quaker has a box of these amazing products for one of my readers as well! Sweet!! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and ends August 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below:

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I was not compensated for writing this post. Quaker provided products for review. My opinions are 100% honest and 100% mine.

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