Van’s Back to School Giveaway – with Joy Bauer!

Please Note: This giveaway was facilitated by Van’s Foods. I was not compensated for this post but did receive free product samples and all opinions are my own.

Well, are you back to school yet? About half of us around here went back to school earlier this week, and the rest will hit the books bright and early Monday morning! Woot woot! And along those lines, I am SO excited to partner with Van’s to celebrate modern moms and help make their lives a little easier, just in time for back-to-school!

And what is one of the most important keys to a successful back to school routine? Breakfast!

But breakfast doesn’t have to be stressful. Quick, wholesome options like Van’s waffles offer protein and whole grains that are so delicious moms feel great about serving them and kids love eating them!

For instance, check out this recipe for Banana & Honey Minis!

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Van’s conducted a survey of 1,000 moms and asked them to describe their mornings.

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Van’s Giveaway for Celiac Awareness Month!

It’s no secret to anyone who follows this blog that I have Celiac Disease. And, if you’ve been around long enough, you know that Van’s is one of my favorite brands of gluten-free foods! They really were a lifesaver for me when I was first diagnosed – and they’re still extremely helpful…most recently in the throes of morning sickness!

So the fact that May is Celiac Awareness Month makes it the perfect time to share food options for those with gluten sensitivity! And that’s exactly what Van’s is doing, offering an opportunity to try its NEW gluten-free granola and snack bars, and get in on a giveaway event valued at more than $150!

Van’s, a leader in wholesome new snacks sure to satisfy the kid in everyone, kicks off summer with two new snack bars (Banana Bread and Gramwich- a chocolate stuffed graham cracker sandwich) and Soft-Baked Whole Grain Granola Clusters in Double Chocolate and Banana Nut.

Van’s decadent, bite-sized gluten-free granola – perfect for family road trips, an easy addition to breakfast or anytime on the go – are a soft and chewy portable snack perfect with frozen or Greek yogurt or by the handful when a craving hits. The Double Chocolate and Banana Nut Granola is baked with delicious, gluten-free, whole grain oats and offer 12-14 grams of whole grains per serving – with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Need some creative ideas for using Van’s Granola?

Check out this recipe from Melanie of Nutritious Eats!

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National Hot Breakfast Month – with Van’s!

We’ve heard it over and over again. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” 

I’ve actually found that to be true for me, just because I tend to have low blood sugar issues – so you can find me eating breakfast almost any day of the week! I can definitely tell a difference in my energy level throughout the day if I don’t. 

So when Van’s reached out and reminded me that February is National Hot Breakfast Month, I thought it was a great thing to draw some attention to…especially since I discovered that 31 millions Americans alone skip breakfast every morning! 31 MILLION! That’s just crazy!!!

Now, you’ve known me to talk about Van’s before – specifically their waffles. I ADORE Van’s waffles, probably because it was the first gluten-free item my mom found for me when I was a college freshman and I had just been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. You have no idea how much hope those Van’s waffles gave me! And they’re still one of my favorite breakfast foods to this day!

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Plus, with 25 varieties of waffles offered by Van’s, all of them made from fresh wholesome ingredients, how can you go wrong? Van’s fiber- and whole-grain-rich Gluten Free Ancient Grains Waffles are made from a mix of nutritious whole grains including brown rice, millet, teff, buckwheat, amaranth, sorghum and quinoa. Gluten Free Ancient Grains Waffles have 32 grams of whole grains – and 6 grams of fiber – per serving. Egg- and dairy-free, this waffle is a deliciously nutritious way to start the day!

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Van’s Simply Delicious Review & Giveaway!

**PLEASE NOTE: While Van’s DID provide me with this product to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**

Today I’m thrilled to be working with Van’s Simply Delicious once again! I’ve done several reviews and giveaways for Van’s here on the blog, and the thing I love about Van’s is…well…EVERYTHING!

When I was first diagnosed with Celiac’s Disease, Van’s was one of the first companies I discovered that was making gluten-free items, and they quickly became a name I looked for often! The same is true today, but the difference now is, Van’s has totally stepped up their game! BIG TIME!

image001I happen to LOVE the new tagline! And if you’ve ever had any Van’s brand of foods, I know you agree with it, as well!

But this time around, Van’s didn’t just send me FOOD.

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A Winner…and On the Road in July!

First and foremost, we have a WINNER of the Van’s Natural Foods Products giveaway! Thanks to ALL who entered, but…AMY DESROSIERS, you are the winner! Shoot me an email at Kristen@theroadtodomestication.com and I will hook you up! Congratulations!

And now, back to our regularly-scheduled programming…

Happy August, all! As always, when we reach the beginning of the new month, I like to take a look back on the top posts from the previous month! So, here are the top five posts here on The Road to Domestication during the month of July!

1. DIY Summer Wreath – I’m glad this one made the list! I had a lot of fun creating this!

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