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Make a Natural Difference with Adams® Natural Peanut Butter

national parksOne of our family missions is to see the National Parks and hiking around the country is one of the things we enjoy doing. There’s nothing like visiting Yosemite National Park or The Grand Canyon to really put into perspective how big this earth really is. It teaches our children and together we all have a better respect and admiration for the planet in which we call home.

One of our favorite family brands Adams® Natural Peanut Butter also supports our national parks. By offering simple tips for ordinary families like ours to make or communities and homes a better place.

Even if we are a busy family on the go we also try to stay healthy. Packing healthy snacks for a day full of fun is essential for our family. Using Adam’s we recreated these cucumber peanut butter bites.

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Simple and healthy snacking for a large family is easy to do if you plan ahead. I like the idea of filling snacks that we can all munch on.

Cucumber Peanut Butter Bites

Ingredients: 

  • 1 English Cucumber
  • 6 TBSP Adams® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 TBSP mayonnaise
  • 3 TSP chopped red peppers

You’ll want to start by mixing together the peanut butter and mayo. Cut your cucumber into pieces. Using a small melon ball create a whole in each piece off cucumber.

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You can make the cucumber any size you like. Make them smaller for bite size snacking or larger for a larger more filling snack.

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Fill each cumber with your peanut butter mixture and top with red peppers. I like to add in raisins and put them in the fridge to harden. They make a cool and filling snack on the go and because I know what’s in it I can feel good about making those healthy choices for our family.

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Adams Peanut Butter Cucumber (8)

 

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You’ll find easy tips to help your community be a better place and also get a $1.00 off coupon.  

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156 Comments

  1. rose paden on January 10, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I try to always recycle and I donate all my used items to thrift stores instead of throwing it away.



  2. Richard Hicks on January 10, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    I volunteer every year when they need help to clean polluted water ways



  3. Alexa B. on January 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    by taking my water bottles to the grocery store so they can be reused.



  4. courtney b on January 10, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    we are eating organic food and i could help out by using paper bags instead of plastic at grocery store !:) love your blog



  5. carol mclemore on January 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    I help with a local program for our community that gives away used to coats to those in need,



  6. Rebecca Lock on January 10, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I compost and recycle. I am also trying to reduce how often I drive.



  7. Jennifer Dunaway on January 10, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I pick up at least 10 trash items when we go to the park or lake.



  8. Lisa L on January 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I can carpool with my friends when I can and try to ride my bike when the weather is nice



  9. Roxann on January 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I recycle and plant trees.



  10. pamela love on January 10, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    We try to walk or ride our bikes to cut back on fuel consumption. We also have a garden and can a lot of our own produce.



  11. denise on January 10, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    I recycle and donate my used stuff.



  12. Karrie Millheim on January 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I am learning now about ECO friendly products. I want to only use green products to clean and wash with. I am learning more about organic foods also to help the planet and help my health



  13. Lisa Garner on January 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I make a natural difference in my community by participating in the park clean up days.



  14. Stephanie Larison on January 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    We recycle everything that we can.



  15. Kate Newton on January 10, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    We always recycle and a couple times a year we do beach cleanups since we are on the coast of California. Thanks for the opportunity to win!



  16. Robin on January 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    I recycle as much as possible and try to keep my actual waste as low as possible



  17. David on January 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    By volunteering in my community.



  18. Janine H on January 10, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    When I go for walks I pick up bottles and trash I see laying around



  19. Peggy Rydzewski on January 10, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    We encourage our neighbors to recycle more.



  20. Sonya on January 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    We recycle and donate everything we can



  21. melissa Resnick on January 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    i am recycling



  22. Angela Cisco on January 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

    We live in a very rural area and share/trade crops, bakegoods, veggies and herbs from the garden with our “neighbors”, one year we made pies in exchange for tomatoes,corn and peppers with one farmer, another we had our own garden and shared with another neighbor for eggs. Now that we got our own chickens, we give eggs to a semi local food pantry as well as neighbors and friends frequently.



  23. Paula Tavernie on January 10, 2014 at 10:50 am

    We make a difference by Donating to charities and by volunteering!



  24. michelle jonassen on January 10, 2014 at 10:04 am

    We recycle and also grow an organic garden in the spring and summer that we not only use for ourselves but for our neighbors. What we do not use, we put out at a road side stand for free so nothing goes to waste.



  25. Rebecca Peters on January 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

    we recycle!



  26. Sarah on January 10, 2014 at 9:45 am

    We recycle and buy local



  27. Terri Egelund on January 10, 2014 at 9:34 am

    I can do better by buying locally grown organic fruits and vegetables.



  28. Amanda Roberts on January 10, 2014 at 8:25 am

    We’ve starting getting better at recycling this year!



  29. Amanda Roberts on January 10, 2014 at 8:23 am

    These would be so cute for a little boys woodlands themed party! Great idea!



  30. Debra Hall on January 10, 2014 at 8:14 am

    last year i started working with feeding the homeless..this year im going to donate more time at the church



  31. jules m. on January 10, 2014 at 8:11 am

    i plan to start recycling more



  32. Janice Crespo on January 10, 2014 at 4:05 am

    We are starting an indoor garden – that hopefully we can help others with their food bills too 🙂



  33. Eileen Richter on January 10, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Our family health is better knowing we don’t waste trips in the car. Less pollution and more money saved to help our own families or others. Sadly, even with gas prices SO high, people still scurry all over and think nothing of all the small errands and trips they take that often are needless or can be combined on a single day.



  34. joseph gersch on January 10, 2014 at 3:04 am

    i am making a diffference by buying local and eating organic



  35. Vera on January 10, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I’m part of the community garden in our area that donates fresh produce to food banks.



  36. Lisa on January 9, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    We will be recycling and donating to our local savers.



  37. Connie Tucker on January 9, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    We recycle, drive very little and recently we adopted an abandoned kitty.



  38. Tabathia B on January 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I make boxes of items to donate to our local shelter



  39. susan smoaks on January 9, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    we carpool to make a natural difference and we also have an organic garden



  40. Maureen on January 9, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    We recycle and donate as much as we can to our local thrift store or Salvation Army

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com



  41. Pat B on January 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I recycle and donate to Goodwill



  42. Daniel M on January 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    recycle and donate



  43. Sarah Hall on January 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I volunteer to raise money at a local rescue squad and help in any way they need. I also recycle aluminum for our church to buy playground equipment.



  44. Rebecca Moore on January 9, 2014 at 10:39 am

    We recycle everything we can..



  45. Wild Orchid on January 9, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I am making a difference by making donations to our local womens shelter.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Entered the rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com



  46. Heather B on January 9, 2014 at 7:30 am

    we recycle as much as we can and walk to any place we can



  47. Erica C. on January 9, 2014 at 1:52 am

    We volunteer at a local animal shelter.



  48. Jimmy on January 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    We recycle as much stuff as we can.



  49. Samantha on January 8, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    We recycle as much as possible and buy more organic and at our local farmer’s market



  50. Catherine on January 8, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    We are continuing to recycle. And I hope to start a garden this year (we just moved)



  51. christine jessamine on January 8, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I am planning on volunteering at our local food bank



  52. Jenna D on January 8, 2014 at 11:52 am

    we have an organic garden and we have a compost.



  53. Deb C on January 8, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I garden organically and I also plant trees on my property. Planting a tree is a good thing for people and the Earth.



  54. saminder gumer on January 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    i am recycling and trying to use less non recyclable products as well as trying to compost as much as i can.



  55. Penny Snyder on January 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    We make a difference by recycling!



  56. Missy L on January 7, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I plan on volunteering at the nursing home this year. Sometimes all they need is someone to talk too! <3



  57. janna johnson on January 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I will be spending some time volunteering.



  58. Rebecca L on January 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I’m going to start my own vegetable garden this year.



  59. Lisa V. on January 7, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    As a long distance backpacker, I follow the leave not trace rules. In addition to carrying my trash out, if I see trash along the trail, I will pick that up to.



  60. Beth W on January 7, 2014 at 10:54 am

    We donate handmade items each winter to a women and children’s shelter. We also have a donation drive around Christmas set up for winter clothes, coats, hats and mittens.



  61. Susan Smith on January 7, 2014 at 10:30 am

    I recycle as much as I can and donate items I no longer use to my local Freecycle group



  62. Francine Anchondo on January 7, 2014 at 10:12 am

    We will still recycle



  63. Tammy Shelton on January 7, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I just sat out 2 big bins of recycles on the curb this morning.



  64. Vunda V on January 7, 2014 at 7:31 am

    we’re making a garden this year and have started a compost pile with our food waste!



  65. jennifer on January 6, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    sounds simple, but buy local!



  66. Sonya Morris on January 6, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Recycling and giving to others when we can.



  67. Deb K (@Deb55106) on January 6, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    We make a difference in our community by recycling everything and we donate to the thrift stores around here. We also shop there 🙂



  68. Gwen B on January 6, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I volunteer at a local homeless shelter. We have a surprisingly large homeless population in our city, sadly.



  69. Kyl Neusch on January 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    using less water when brushing my teeth



  70. David Haug on January 6, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I pick up trash when walking my dog, and take different routes to cover more of the neighborhood.



  71. Heather E on January 6, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    I volunteer with several local organizations.



  72. Mary Calabrese on January 6, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    I will be doing more volunteer work with my professional origanization.



  73. tina reynolds on January 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I am going to make a difference by purchasing more eco friendly products



  74. kristin on January 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    we support our local farm markets, do neighborhood clothing/food drives for those who need.



  75. Sarah Hirsch on January 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    i make a difference with donations but i could make more of a difference by volunteering my time



  76. Leah B on January 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Practicing random acts of kindness every day, not just when tragedy strikes.



  77. lisa kay on January 6, 2014 at 9:37 am

    We try and donate as much as we can every 2nd month…
    We challenge ourselves on out doing our selves..ha
    And 2014 will be the Best!



  78. nickie on January 6, 2014 at 8:40 am

    We support our local farmers market.



  79. Cynthia R on January 6, 2014 at 8:04 am

    my family and co workers have been having out a friend’s family pay their treatment bills, its $1000 for her treatment http://www.gofundme.com/TreatingKarynsLyme



  80. Janet W. on January 6, 2014 at 4:31 am

    I want to start making a difference in my community by recycling a lot more this year!



  81. Brandy Nelson on January 6, 2014 at 2:23 am

    I support local farmers markets!



  82. Monique Rizzo on January 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    We are going to recycle and time our showers.
    Thanks for the chance. mogrill12@gmail.com



  83. CJ Godfrey on January 5, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I can make a difference in 2014 by making a more conscious effort to recycle!



  84. kelly willis on January 5, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    these look so good



  85. Laura F. on January 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I shop locally when I can, and grow a portion of my own food. I plan to grow even more food in 2014.



  86. Allison Downes on January 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I recycle and I pick up litter when I see it.

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!



  87. Tami F on January 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I try to donate healthy items to our local food bank!



  88. Mary Cloud on January 5, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    We’ll continue to recycle our aluminum cans – we don’t get recycling services although I wish we did
    annabella @ centurytel dot net



  89. Lisa Brown on January 5, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    i recycle as much as I can and pick up trash around my home and neighbors if they dont



  90. janetfaye on January 5, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I can make a difference in 2014 by using eco – friendly products, and being less wasteful.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com



  91. Sarah S on January 5, 2014 at 9:26 am

    I am going to make a natural difference this year by helping to maintain the local dog park.



  92. Jammie on January 5, 2014 at 8:42 am

    I am going to make a difference by helping out more with different community events.



  93. Tamar on January 5, 2014 at 8:07 am

    I have more in my recycle bin today than I probably had all year last year.



  94. Michelle L. on January 5, 2014 at 4:14 am

    We shop through a local food co-operative, and help out at a community garden which donates fresh food to local food kitchens.



  95. danielle Marie on January 5, 2014 at 4:00 am

    i am going to start recycling for real this time.



  96. farrah williams on January 5, 2014 at 12:23 am

    We plan to help our community by buying more from local farmer markets. We also recycle.



  97. paula s on January 4, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    We recycle and buy local and love thrift stores in our area.



  98. Carolyn on January 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    We make a difference in our community by buying local.



  99. Lorena Keech on January 4, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    We support community agriculture.



  100. Katie Roch on January 4, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I can make a difference in my community by driving less often and carpooling and walking more.



  101. robyn paris on January 4, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    i can make a difference by using less water when brushing my teeth by turning off the faucet.



  102. Erica H on January 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I was hoping to do a Halloween costume drive this year to hand out to kids who have parents who cannot afford costumes normally



  103. Sarah L on January 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I volunteer at the Denver Botanic Gardens and connect people with plants.
    Thanks for the contest.



  104. carolyn on January 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I volunteer at a local food bank



  105. Nicole Vosburgh on January 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    We make a difference in our community by donating our gently used items to local families in need.



  106. mrsshukra on January 4, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    We will continue to recycle!



  107. Kim Kihega on January 4, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Our community now has recycling bins instead of dumpsters, and it has been a great hit!



  108. Barbara Montag on January 4, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I’m on the committee for our senior gardens – help others when they’re sick or on vacation.
    Thank you.



  109. Suzanne K on January 4, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    I have a large garden and buy other local produce. I’m also working very hard to develop the habit of using my own re-usable grocery bags.



  110. beth shepherd on January 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    We are buying more locally and eating out less. We are also becoming more involved at our church.



  111. Becca on January 4, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I always try to shop at the farmers market for produce and nuts 🙂



  112. stephanie on January 4, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    i wanna recycle more



  113. Katherine on January 4, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Volunteering at the school and when they distribute food at the food bank



  114. Charlene Drake on January 4, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I volunteer as much as I can in my small community



  115. Kathleen on January 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Donate time, clothing and food to those in need.

    kport207 at gmail dot com



  116. McKim on January 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I facilitate a bereaved parent support group in my community.



  117. Emily Morelli on January 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I visit my local farmer’s market to participate in the CSA every summer and try to get as many local goods as I can.



  118. Lisa Weidknecht on January 4, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    I work at the local food pantry every Saturday morning.



  119. Tracy L Davis on January 4, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Participate in our neighborhood clean up project.



  120. April Brenay on January 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I’m hoping to volunteer more with our military charities this year.



  121. Virginia Rowell on January 4, 2014 at 9:51 am

    I collect rain water to water my plants. I recycle everything I can, I always have 3 or 4 bins on recycle day. This year, I will bring bags with me to the park to pick up trash.



  122. Crystal F on January 4, 2014 at 9:24 am

    We’ve been recycling but lately have really started paying more attention to it. We use to just recycle cans but now recycle plastic and cardboard too. Thank y ou!!



  123. kim on January 4, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I coupon and donate to my local foodbank



  124. Cheryl F. on January 4, 2014 at 7:07 am

    I can make a difference in 2014 by volunteering locally at the animal shelter, food bank, or Habit for Humanity.



  125. Nicole Newby on January 4, 2014 at 7:54 am

    I could start helping clean up my subdivision in the summer



  126. debbie on January 4, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I have a container garden in my front yard. I grow enough to have plenty for my family, plus give some to the seniors that live around me.



  127. Kim H on January 4, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Buying less plastic bottles and using reusable materials



  128. Mary Happymommy on January 4, 2014 at 6:57 am

    We are recycling and donating to goodwill.



  129. HilLesha on January 4, 2014 at 6:18 am

    If I no longer need or want something, I either give it to Goodwill or Freecycle it – another person’s “junk” can truly be another one’s treasure.



  130. Cynthia C on January 4, 2014 at 5:24 am

    I am an avid recycler and shop local farmer’s markets in the growing season.



  131. Andrea v on January 4, 2014 at 5:19 am

    We started a recycle program at work.



  132. Claire on January 4, 2014 at 5:13 am

    We’re going to get involved in a co-op garden.



  133. Tari Lawson on January 4, 2014 at 4:45 am

    I shop at local produce stands whenever I can. I also use reusable bags and recycle everything I can.



  134. Jason Vaughn on January 4, 2014 at 3:09 am

    I’m running for precinct chair to be more involved.



  135. shelly peterson on January 4, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I am very good at recycling everything that I can. I’m hoping to move sometime this year and have my own yard to start my own little garden.



  136. Danielle F. on January 3, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    We recycle newspapers/paper and cans – we have a separate bin for each and visit the town recycle center a few times a month and dispose properly.



  137. Geoff K on January 3, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    We’re joining a CSA community garden this year and making it a point to learn more about our local ecosystem and new ways to practice sustainable living.



  138. Brittney House on January 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I will recycle more and try to conserve water more often.



  139. Jessie C. on January 3, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    We have organic gardens and share the harvest with our community.



  140. Heather Hayes Panjon on January 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I Assist My Local Community By Helping Plant A Community Veggie Garden To Donate To Local Food Banks/ Shelters, To Help Fight Hunger.



  141. Adrienne Gordon on January 3, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Helping our community clean up project



  142. Hannah M. on January 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I’m in school to be a Physician Assistant, I’m hoping to encourage my patients to try other options for treatment before jumping to medications (like lifestyle changes!)



  143. Amanda Sakovitz on January 3, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I use as little water as possible. I take quick showers and leave the water off when brushing my teeth.



  144. Wanda McHenry on January 3, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    We recycle and reuse everything possible!



  145. Thomas Murphy on January 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I recycle as much as I can.



  146. Michelle on January 3, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    We purchased two recycle bins for our apartment. Our complex has one but its for 10 apartments and is usually filled up within 2 days. We have made a commitment to recycle all we can so we went out and purchased our own private bins



  147. Stephanie V. on January 3, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    pick up trash, re-use bags, recycle — all important for our environment. Eat organic as well.



  148. Shannon Baas on January 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    recycle more.



  149. Margaret Smith on January 3, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    We try our best to recycle whatever we can. We even try to find other uses for items we would otherwise discard.



  150. Hanan on January 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Although we could and should be doing more, we make a conscious effort to recycle everything we can!



  151. Carolyn on January 3, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I live in a condo with a dumpster so I cannot recycle most items but anything that I can recycle I do, like plastic bags, cardboard, magazine.



  152. Dawn Goss on January 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    In 2014, I plan to grow and can most of my own fruits and veggies.



  153. Kenny F on January 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    We love to hike around the mountain and see all of it.



  154. Stacey B on January 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    We have a small garden, and always try to recycle when possible



  155. rich morris on January 3, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Now that i’m done with grad school, I am hoping to take my test & begin helping my community as an Occupational Therapist soon.



  156. rebecca norton on January 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    my mom is part of a community garden and my boys love to help there. We love to hike around the mountain and see all of it.