Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Start Your Busy Day Off on the Right Foot ~ Breakfast On The Go!

This post is brought to you by Emerald®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Do you feel a little nuttier in the summer?  Personally, I love being able to spend the summer at home with my children, but there are days year-round when I find myself running out the door in the morning.  Skipping breakfast isn't an option because then I find myself making bad food choices the rest of the day.  Having something on hand that I can grab on the way out the door or keep in my car helps keep me on track throughout the day.

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Right?  But have you ever thought of eating a healthy nut snack for breakfast instead of a sugary cereal or stack of sticky pancakes?  I've been focusing on fueling my body by making healthier choices this summer and have been incorporating different foods into my daily diet. 


Emerald® offers a wide variety of tasty nut snacks, including almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, mixed nuts, and Emerald Breakfast On the Go!™ Nutty Bites. With unique flavors like Cinnamon Pecan, Chai, and Lemon Poppy Seed, Emerald Nutty Bites create a symphony of flavors out of just a few key ingredients, making them the perfect way to start your busy day!    

Due to the hot weather during the summer, we like to do certain activities earlier in the morning and early evening.  Having healthy snacks for my family to enjoy on our outings is important.  I don't want to give into temptation and buy candy or donuts at the convenient store.  By keeping a variety of healthy snacks at home, in the gym bag, and in the car... I can guarantee that we are making healthier choices no matter where we are.

Emerald Breakfast on the Go! varieties are the perfect option when you simply don't have the time to eat breakfast at home.  Wholesome, satisfying, delicious, and portable!  Grab one on your way out the door, keep a pack in your purse, in the car, or in your desk at work!


 

Some of our favorite summer activities as a family are riding bikes, hiking, hanging out at the lake, swimming and boating.  As fun as all of these healthy activities are, they are also exhausting and make you very thirsty and hungry!  

What are our "go-to" snacking choices? Water, fresh fruit, granola, and nuts!  As a mom, I love the healthy snack choices my children (and family) make.  It makes me feel proud to know that my young children are making the right choices and not filling up on junk!

I know that the unhealthy snack options are easy and convenient, but that doesn't make them the right choices.  I always have fresh fruit like apples or bananas at home which are grab and go!  Nuts and granola are easily put into smaller containers or plastic bags.

My son is a wrestler and keeps nuts and granola in his gear bag at all times.  We keep them in coffee creamer containers!  This way he has a quick and healthy snack before, after, or during practice, or while on the bus or in the car traveling to and from tournaments.   



 


Emerald Nuts provides a wide variety of tasty nut snacks, including almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, and Breakfast on the go! 

“Make Emerald a part of your day, anytime.”  Emerald Breakfast on the go! is available at Walmart stores nationwide and Emerald Nuts canisters are available EXCLUSIVELY at Walmart.  You can get your own digital money saving coupon to save 55¢ off off any ONE (1) Emerald® Nut item (Available at Walmart) here.

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What is your go-to item when you’re in need of a healthy snack on the go?

16 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

I love nuts! I have some every day - either peanuts or cashews or if I'm really lucky pistachios. They are such a great source of protein.

Jamie H said...

I love Nutty Bites! They are a great snack (and breakfast).

Karen Coutu said...

My children just love granola bars of all kinds. I bet they'd eat these without a fight! Thanks for sharing!!! :D

Liz Mays said...

Oh these would be perfect for busy days. I'd definitely go for the ones with almonds.

Kay Maher said...

Those Cinnamon Pecan Nutty Bites look pretty amazing. I'm going to have to try those for breakfast! The sound really good.

SensiblySara said...

Those Nutty Bites look fantastic!! My husband leaves before the sun comes up so he is always looking for things to eat while he drives.

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I usually have a pastry or yogurt. This looks perfect to eat on the go!

Crystal said...

Nuts are one of my favorite snacks. I know they are good for me so I don't feel guilty when I grab some.

Crystal Green said...

This looks like a great snack option. I am sure I'd enjoy eating them myself. I like that they are small enough to take along with you everywhere you go.

Jasmine said...

Great option for busy mornings!

Shell Feis said...

These would be great for my husband! He starts work at 4am so he doesn't have time to make a "real" breakfast in the morning.

Avry said...

I need to get my teenage daughters some of these for when they are on their way out the door in the morning. They are terrible about taking the time to sit down and eat.. It's always grab and go! This would be perfect for them

Janell said...

Nuts are my favorite snacks! I love to keep this canister in my car.

Shawna said...

The Breakfast on the go! Nutty Bites in Cinnamon Pecan flavor are our favorite. Soooo good.

melissa said...

I also love keeping them in my car as a go to snack. they are perfect!

Rose-Marie said...

I love Emerald nuts. I didn't realize they make these nutty bites - they would be good for a snack, breakfast - wow! How did I miss these!