Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mix My Granola Review and Giveaway!

Getting healthier has been a goal of mine for this year, and I've been making subtle steps to achieve that goal since January. I started walking more, I started buying healthier snacks, and trying out new healthier recipes. I'm a snacker. I get hungry mid day, and almonds.. well, just aren't cutting it. My kids aren't exposed to a lot of sugary snacks, but they sure know what they are. Any time we go past a brightly colored box, they cry out that they want it, and now that my 6 year old knows how to read he even tells me what it is.

Granola needs to be "done" good, for granola to taste good, I don't care what anyone says. Granola that is too sweet and laced with sugar that doesn't need to be there, isn't any good and the funky, bland, stale granola that most supermarkets sell seem just as appetizing as the shipping container it arrived in. During my quest for healthier snacks, I happened to find MIX MY GRANOLA, a website that lets you create your own fresh and delicious granola and all of its components. If you have a sweet tooth, you can add anything from dried fruit to tiramisu caramel. If you're more of the crunchy, salty snacker, you'll find exactly what you like in their large selection of nuts and seeds.

As you click through the options at MIX MY GRANOLA, on the sidebar it keeps a running tally of how much your personalized selection is costing you, but more importantly, the nutrition calculator keeps track of the info on the label of your product. This tool is great for anyone who is a label reader, has fat, salt or sugar restrictions on their diets, or is just curious about what they are putting into their body.

Everything about this company is unique, including the container it arrives in. The recycleable white cylinder holds 16 ounces of your personalized mixture, the labels are printed with soy based ink, & your customized title and nutrition facts are on the side along with the mix ID number. After your friends try it, (or you start running low), all you need is the Mix ID number to reorder the product. Shipping on this item is extremely quick, and by the time you get it the flavors and freshness feels like it was hand delivered from their kitchen to yours!

We ordered a granola mix with fruits I knew my kids would eat, organic granola, and sunflower seeds. I wasn't sure how the kids would like it but, oh-my-goodness! They inhaled the granola mix like it was their last meal! It took Alex a little while for him to warm up to the loose granola, but in the end he was a very big fan of the entire mix! Abbie loved it too, but mostly picked out the granola and berries. (Apparently, she's not a fan of sunflower seeds.) Brian hesitated eating any of my "health food" but after his first hand full, I had to pry the can out of his hands!

I even tried it with milk in the morning, and it was such a different breakfast. After that morning, I had to send the kids to time out at least three times for trying to sneak the can out of the pantry, and even yelled at Bri to back away from *my* granola a couple of times. I seriously loved this unique, healthy, fresh granola mix, and I cannot rave enough about it!

Want It?
Run, don't walk over to MIX MY GRANOLA and pick out your custom granola mix. Save $3 during their easy check out process by entering the special promotion coupon code: 4BABY

Our friends at MIX MY GRANOLA have offered one very lucky winner the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to create their very own personalized granola mix!

Here's How!
Head over to MIX MY GRANOLA and get to know the company. Come back here and tell me what ingredients you would use to create your perfect granola mix!

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* Granola Base
* French Vanilla Granola

* Fruits
* Dried Strawberries (2)
* Organic Dried Apples
* Cranberries
* Organic Banana Chips (2)
* Organic Raisins
* Dried Blackberries

* Extras
* Choco Espresso Beans
* Crystallized Ginger
* Cocoa Crisp Bites (2)
* Chocolate Mini Morsels
* Fruity Loops
I mix with yogurt so this would be yummy

cdziuba April 29, 2009  

Here's my custom mix!

Your Mix (16 oz.)
Granola BaseOrganic GranolaFruitsDried StrawberriesDried RaspberriesOrganic Dried ApplesCranberriesDried ApricotsDried BlueberriesNuts and SeedsOrganic Soy BeansWalnuts

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Capital Mom April 29, 2009  

This is awesome. I would make the following: organic granola, dried blueberries and rasberries, roasted cshews and organic flax seeds. Sounds yummy!

andrea v April 29, 2009  

I would choose the lowfat granola and add rasberries and lots of nuts. I like pecans, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, walnuts. it all sounds very yummy.

Jenna Z April 29, 2009  

Oooh, lowfat granola with dried apricots, pecans, flax seeds, mini yogurt pretzels and coco shreds! Yum!!

lilshuga2001 April 29, 2009  

Granola Base
Low-Fat Granola
Organic Banana Chips
Dried Melon Slices
Dried Pineapple
Nuts and Seeds
Roasted Almonds
Mini Yogurt Pretzels
Organic Gummy Bears
Choco Espresso Beans
Chocolate Raisins
Peanut M&Ms
Chocolate Mini Morsels

mmmm Makes me hungry just thinking about it!

Mommyto3andahusky May 04, 2009  

I would put in:

Low-Fat Granola

Organic Banana Chips

Dried Pineapple

Organic Raisins

Sunflower seeds.

However after looking at all of the ingredients I would be willing to try any of it, it all sounds delicious! :) Erin

throuthehaze May 06, 2009  

granola base, dried strawberries(2), dried blackberries, goji berries

Anjolcake May 06, 2009  

French Vanilla Granola Base
flax seeds
dried strawberries
dried blueberries
dried apple

Anjolcake May 06, 2009  

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Anonymous,  May 07, 2009  

I would choose French Vanilla as the base and I would add:
Dried strawberries, raspberries, and bing cherries. Then I would add Pistachios and cashews.

Anonymous,  May 07, 2009  

I follow on Blogger and added your button to my site

Anonymous,  May 07, 2009  

I blogged about your contest

Lauren @4BabyAndMom May 09, 2009  

This giveaway is now closed! Thanks to all who participated!


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