“I’m hungry because I run. I run because I’m hungry.” This phrase is so applicable in my life that I even made a shirt with those truths written on the front. And to go along with that phrase let us also talk about being hangry. Don’t act like this doesn’t happen to you too. Your stomach growls and your blood sugar levels dip and the next thing you know it… you are in an awful mood and people start offering you food left and right in attempt to bring you back to normalcy (okay, maybe that is just my family that hands me food to help me change my attitude whenever I am being grumpy).
A runner’s equation—> We run a lot + get hungry often + want to fuel our bodies with the good stuff to help improve our running + tasty food is a big life priority for us + we love convenience= we are always on the lookout for healthy snacks that fill us up and take away our hangry side.
We’ve turned over this important role of providing us with the perfect healthy snacks on over to Nuts.com. A huge bonus—> Brooke and I both agree on Nuts.com snacks which means we get to snack on them together. I love supporting family run businesses (three generations, since 1929) and Nuts.com is all about searching the world for the highest-quality products! They offer a ton more than just nuts… snacks, flours, grains and powders for healthy cooking too!
I drooled over each and every one of their Healthy Snacks and after much pondering I came to the conclusion that I needed:
The Fruit Chips—> in the clear container. Bananas, honeydew melons, pineapples, strawberries and apples!
Cashew Butter and Jelly mix—> roasted salted cashews, butter toffee, cashews, dried strawberries, flame raisins, and sliced cranberries.
Mixed Fruit—> jumbo peaches, jumbo pears, jumbo apples, apricots, pitted plums and Angelino plums.
Supreme Roasted Mixed Nuts (salted)—> brazils, pecans, almonds, filberts, cashews, pistachios and macadamia nuts (all of these nuts are roasted right in-house= they taste incredibly fresh).
Hickory Smoked Almonds—> after eating these almonds it will be really hard for me to go back to normal almonds.
Not only does Brooke love the different snacks but she adores the cute packaging. The adorable little nut guy on the front is actually what got Brooke to try them in the first place!
When Brooke goes to school I hit the roads for a run and come back and work on the computer and try to get as much done as possible before I pick her back up. I love grabbing a few handfuls of nuts and dried fruit to munch on while I type. It really helps me to avoid that whole hangry thing.
Nuts.com works with Registered Dieticians to come up with awesome recipes and recommend the most nutritious snacks and foods! You can find the list of their healthy snacks HERE and each snack has 160 calories or less, provides fiber or protein and has less than 2 grams of saturated fat. If I snack on just carbs then I am hungry two seconds later but when I add in protein/fiber/healthy fats then I am able to stay full/satisfied for much longer!
And of course I bring some for her to snack on as we are driving around town. She loves to pick out all of the peanuts and almonds from the mixed nuts… good thing I am happy to eat whatever she doesn’t eat ha:)
Fuel your running with some of their delicious and healthy choices. Fuel your relationships by snacking on deliciousness to avoid being grumpy because you are hungry.
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This post was sponsored by Nuts.com! Thank you so very much for supporting me, the Brookers and our amazing sponsors!
When do you get hungriest each day?
Do you eat right after you run or do you wait a bit?
Do you keep snacks with you at all times like me? In the car or your purse?