This is a sponsored post, written by me, on behalf of Emerald® Nuts. I chose to participate in this program because these are items my family enjoys.
Emerald® Breakfast On the Go!™ Nutty Bites are a favorite breakfast for my kids to grab on mornings when they wake up late, and need something to eat on the bus. There are many flavors available to choose from, and we often buy multiple varieties. They are: Chai, Cinnamon Peach, Lemon Poppy Seed, Apples & Cinnamon, Berry Nut Blend, Breakfast Nut Blend, Coffee House Blends: Caramel Macchiato, Coffee House Blends: Vanilla Latte, Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal Nut Blend, Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Nut Blend, S’Mores Nut Blend, Yogurt Bites: Mixed Berry, Yogurt Bites: Strawberry Vanilla. You can see in the photo above the items I happened to select on my most recent shopping trip. These were located on the breakfast cereal/granola bar aisle and on several endcaps at my local Walmart Supercenter. I have 3 kids, and each one takes a different bus to school in the mornings, and they start pickups at 6:30 am! It is HARD to get teenagers up and moving that early in the morning. I like that these are portable, affordable, and fill them up. If they are running late, and don’t have time to sit at the table to eat, they can grab a pack of these to throw in their backpack to eat on the bus. Sometimes, they eat a full breakfast at the table, and grab one of these to take with them as well. Growing boys require a large quantity of food, so I try to keep items that are filling on hand!
I have one child that has always loved running, and is on the Cross Country team. They don’t have a “snack” time in middle school, and lunch is quite early at 10:45 am. By the time school is out, he is starving. He only has 15 minutes to change into his running attire before cross country practice begins, and they run for a solid hour. He takes a canister of Emerald Nuts Cashews, a banana, and a bottle of water everyday in his backpack to eat before he runs. The protein in the nuts gives him a boost of energy, the banana prevents leg cramps, and the water hydrates him. I don’t want him to eat junk food or anything heavy before running, but this combination seems to work well.
My other two boys typically play Soccer or Football in the fall, and also need an energy boost before their 3 hour nightly practices. It’s too early to eat dinner before they go, and they get frequent breaks for water and light snacks. I send them with several 100 calorie snack packs each, they can quickly tear one open to eat when they get water, and it keeps their energy levels up the entire practice.
As for me, I keep these in the console of my vehicle in case I get hungry on the sidelines! They are delicious, and keep hunger pangs at bay so I’m not tempted to hit up the concession stand and the cheese fries. nachos, or ice cream cones 🙂 I have a cooler in the back of my vehicle with bottled water, and my personal favorite snack choice is the Breakfast on the go! Yogurt Bites: Strawberry Vanilla. Sooooooo tasty, and it hits the perfect sweet/salty combination for my taste buds.
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