This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own.

My family and I consider ourselves blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the country with so many outdoor activities to keep us enjoying nature year-round. We are always on the go, and always trying to find fun new places to explore within our amazing state. 

When we head out, we typically pack a picnic or snack, especially if we are going biking, hiking, kayaking, or anything that takes some time. What we pack varies but it is usually some type of fresh vegetable the kids can nibble on, an easy to grab food like sandwiches, and a fun snack.

Our favorite snacks are the Nature Valley crispy creamy wafer bars. They are easy to grab and eat, they have a great flavor, and the kids and I love them!

Our most recent adventure was to bike the Elroy-Sparta State Trail to check out one of the three old train tunnels that you’ll find along the trail.

Image Credit: Wisconsin Explorer

Biking to this tunnel is always a cool treat on a hot day, and the kids love getting off the bikes to walk through and explore the cave-like tunnels.

Image Credit: Rails To Trails Conservancy

Getting out into nature and riding on the bike trail is always a fun experience, but we sure work up an appetite after riding. Luckily for us, there is a picnic area right near one of the tunnels which makes a great place to stop for a break, use the restrooms, and enjoy our favorite snacks — Nature Valley wafers.

We each have a favorite flavor. My youngest loves the peanut butter flavor while the rest of us really enjoy the peanut butter chocolate flavor.

These are just the thing to hit the spot and give us the energy to keep going in between meals, and before our next big adventure — like biking down a mountain!

We don’t keep all these biscuits just for ourselves though. The kids love them too so we’ll often have them for a quick after-school snack as we are rushing around trying to get homework done, get to football games, piano lessons, and everything that goes with having kids participating in activities. 

There are a variety of flavors to choose from, like Almond butter or Peanut Butter. We are also a pretty big fan of the Granola Cups (don’t tell my kids I snuck one last night). 🙂