Make a Natural Difference *Giveaway*

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Make a Natural Difference with Smuckers

Smucker’s, Laura Scudder’s, and Adam’s Natural Peanut Butters have teamed up with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for their “Make a Natural Difference” campaign.  The mission of the NPCA is to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations.  I’m proud to be an ambassador for this program and encourage you to visit the Make a Natural Difference Campaign site to learn more about easy ways you can help preserve our national parks for the future.

It seems like our busy family is always on the go.  With all of the hustle and bustle of making it to appointments, practices, and school on time we can forget to make time to catch up on what’s going on in our everyday lives.  Planning special time together is important to me so we can strengthen those family bonds.  The best times we have together are when we leave all the phones, televisions, and video games behind and get out into nature.  Earlier this summer we visited the Fort Matanzas National Monument in St. Augustine, FL.  It was one of my favorite memories from the entire summer.  We saw gorgeous scenery, explored a few trails, and learned a whole lot about the history of St. Augustine.Fort Collage Make a Natural Difference *Giveaway*It was the first time I realized that as our kids grow older memories don’t always just happen, memories are created.  And they aren’t going to be created sitting in front of the television.  I will never forget the look on Max’s face when we boarded the ferry to take us to the fort.  Or Sophie’s face when she saw the boards covered with straw where the soldiers slept.

Fort Kids Make a Natural Difference *Giveaway*One of my favorite things to do when we’re hiking and visiting parks is to bring along our lunch so we can enjoy the outdoors while we eat.  We’re a family of peanut butter lovers, so you can usually find some in our lunch cooler no matter where we are.  Natural peanut butter is full of protein, vitamins, and minerals.  I love that the Smucker’s brands have all natural options – just peanuts and salt with nothing artificial.  Peanut butter is a staple in our house because it’s so versatile.  I can use it to boost the protein and nutrition of smoothies, homemade granola bars, and of course sandwiches.

The kids and I made these peanut butter banana bites for the first time a few weeks ago.  They were devoured within seconds.  They have become one of our favorite after school snacks.  I’m always looking for ways to feed my family wholesome, natural food and this snack fits my criteria perfectly.  I use my quick stove top granola to sprinkle on top.  These peanut butter banana bites are great frozen treat too.

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Serves: 4-6

  • ½ cup Adams® 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • ⅔ cup granola cereal, finely crushed
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 12 pretzel sticks

  1. PLACE peanut butter in small bowl. Place granola in seperate small bowl.
  2. CUT bananas into 1-inch pieces. Add to peanut butter, one at a time, stirring gently to coat all sides. Remove with fork. Place in granola, turning to coat.
  3. STAND bites upright. Insert 1 pretzel stick into top center of each piece. Serve immediately.

Don’t those look like a fabulous snack?  I love that they use pretzels for the sticks – no waste!  You can find even more fun peanut butter snack ideas at the Adams Peanut Butter site.

You should also visit the Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter website as well as the Smucker’s Facebook page or Adams Facebook page for more product information, nutritional information, and more recipe ideas.

While you’re on the Facebook page be sure and sign up to get a $1.00 off coupon! 

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And now for something REALLY exciting!  An amazing giveaway from Smucker’s, Adams, and Laura Scudder’s natural peanut butters!  This is a great one guys!

One winner will receive an awesome prize pack that includes:

3 Jars of Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter Products

A super cool peanut butter stirrer

Eco-friendly tote

Silicone snack containers

Reusable water bottle

AND a $150.00 Visa or Amex Gift Card!

Just click the link below to enter!
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 This post and giveaway are sponsored by Smuckers, Laura Scudder’s, and Adams Peanut Butter.  I was compensated for the products I used in my recipe as well as my time to create the recipe, photograph, and create this post.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own. 


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  1. Myrna says:

    Seems the giveaway hasn’t started yet. I do love the Smucker’s Natural products.

  2. Harmony B says:

    We try to recycle and reuse whenever possible. We live near a lot of preserved natural land and parks so if we can keep these areas clean its very important.

  3. I recycle and I don’t litter!

  4. Sara Haaf says:

    I volunteer, reuse what I can and I also don’t litter and clean up any I see.

  5. Kelly D says:

    I recycle, and throw garbage away that I see in the park.

  6. Lynn C. says:

    Our recycle can is picked up every two weeks while our trash is picked up once a week. Yet, out recycle is always over flowing while the trash is barely full. It is amazing what all can be recycled and composted!

  7. heather r says:

    there are a few parks near my house, including a small one at the base of my street. when my daughter was small I used to love to take her to these places, and we both especially loved seeing critters. even more common animals like squirrels and rabbits would delight us – and still do!

    both of us recycle, reuse and take good care of our environment wherever we go. we also both believe passionately in taking care of animals whenever the opportunity presents itself, whether it’s someone’s pet who has escaped their yard or an injured squirrel in the street, we always step up! and are happy to have that chance.

  8. tcarolinep says:

    I recycle and volunteer in cleaning local parks.

  9. Sally C says:

    We recycle and leave any place we visit cleaner than when we got there!

  10. Angee says:

    we recycle….this year at the beach we (as an entire family) visited Cape Hatteras. We toured the lighthouse….memories made hiking up all those steps to the top :) and picnic lunch prior fueled us with the energy.

  11. brandon gallop rice says:

    My family recycle’s and we try and volunteer once a month. We also walk in our neighborhood and pick up trash whenever we see it.

  12. Danielle F. says:

    We recycle newspapers/coupon inserts as well as glass bottles and take them to the local recycle center once every couple weeks. As for the park, I of course never litter and when I am there, I always pick up an miscellaneous trash that I see on the path or grass or playground to help keep it clean.

  13. meredith says:

    I recycle and volunteer within my community to make a difference

  14. rachel says:

    We recycle and also compost our food waste for less waste. Voting to support state park funding is important, too.

  15. Kristin G says:

    My family recycles!!! And I don’t litter.. I always pick up trash when I can.

  16. Jordan D says:

    I always recycle and try to pick up litter if I see it in the park (and it’s not too unsanitary to pick up with bare hands, of course! Lol)

  17. Beth P says:

    We recycle and reuse items whenever possible. We have tried to instill a love of parks, trails and outdoor spaces in our children.

  18. Ashley Tucker says:

    We recycle as much as possible. We also don’t litter and pick up trash laying around outside.

  19. Julie D says:

    We recycle and love going to national parks. Took the kids to yellowstone last summer

  20. Amy Orvin says:

    I recycle and pick up trash in my neighborhood. I hope that others will see me and do it too.

  21. channynn says:

    We love our community garden. The best way to preserve parks is to visit them – funding often depends on visitors!

  22. samW says:

    we’re really trying to work on the recycling

  23. We recycle, visit our parks, and pay to be members at our local state park!

  24. Cassandra Eastman says:

    We try to recycle, pick up trash if we see any at the park!

  25. Mary says:

    We recycle and visit county, national and state parks fairly often. We love to explore Florida!

  26. Carter loves to go to the park, so we always make sure to pick our our trash and put it in the recycle bins along with anything others left out! We always recycle at home all we can! Our can is always stuffed full!

  27. anjanette27 says:

    We’ve always been a reduce, reuse and recycle family. We compost as well. ;)

  28. Tabathia B says:

    We always try to pick up trash in the park and in picnic areas

  29. Carol says:

    I reuse plastic shopping bags and or paper bags.

  30. Leidy says:

    I want to teach my children to do the right thing and I believe the best way to do so is by example which is why we try to recycle, reuse and repurpose as much as we can

  31. DESIREE H says:

    I try to make a difference by not wasting things. I try to save on electricity and water.
    Thank you !