While summer keeps us busy and on the go, I find it’s the fall and winter when I start to slip and don’t eat the way I should. When the kids are at school or activities, I tend to skip lunch (or nibble on whatever my four-year-old didn’t finish) and then am ravenous by about 3pm. The pantry has a multitude of snacks, but I needed something healthy and filling that wouldn’t make me have a sugar-crash before dinner.
Given the opportunity to try Nairn’s Oat Crackers and Cookies, all made from wheat-free recipes with whole grain oats, I was hopeful I would find a daytime snack option that would make me feel great, not sluggish, and full, not frantic! Just take a look at these ideas from Nairn’s:
I like the idea of utilizing crackers as an after school snack, topped with a spread or some fruit, rather than bread. Bread is heavier and I worry about filling the kids up too much before dinner, so a snack like Narin’s Oat Crackers or Cookies works for me!
Topped with greek yogurt and strawberries
With hummus, cherry tomatoes and a side of turkey!
What about with apples and peanut butter, nut butter and berries, hummus and veggie sticks or with chicken, mayo and cucumbers, oh my!
I love the idea of using crackers and cookies as an after school snack, instead of bread, topped with healthy and fun spreads and dips. Unlike a bread sandwich, the snacks above will fill them up just enough and ensure they’re still ready to eat dinner in a few hours.
I typically have hummus or guacamole in the fridge so using both as a spread with Nairn’s crackers is perfect, especially since it keeps me fuller, longer. Here’s why:
Our bodies digest oats slowly, unlike refined wheat which we digest quickly. As a result, when you eat oats you benefit by:
- Sustaining energy … great for busy people
- Feeling full longer… helps dieters to eat less
- Controlling blood sugar levels … key for people with diabetes
- Swapping a refined grain for a whole grain … important for a healthy and balanced diet
Nairn’s Oat Crackers and Oat Cookies contain no wheat, for those who are wheat intolerant.
Nairn’s is an independent Scottish company based in Edinburgh. John Nairn, a local baker, founded the company in the late 19th century. Today, Nairn’s is the leading producer of oat-based products in the UK with over 80% branded market share and the sixth largest brand of savoury biscuits.
Now, you can find Nairn’s in stores across Canada! Where? Look for Nairn’s products at Loblaws, London Drugs, Sobeys, Metro, Foodland, Longo’s, Highland Farms, Whole Foods Market, Overwaitea, and independent health food stores.
One of our readers is going to win a Nairn’s Tin filled with yummy goodness! The winner of the giveaway will receive a gift pack of Nairn’s products including a designer tin that can be used to carry your oaty product when you’re out and about (or as storage for holiday baked goods). It will include a sampling of all six delicious flavours of Nairn’s Oat Crackers and Cookies with the tin, all made from wheat free recipes with whole grain oats.
id have them with artichoke dip
I would have the crackers with pate.
I think the crackers would be wonderful with some cheese and homemade jalapeno jelly!
I buy Nairn’s crackers and cookies ALL the time and I love them. I usually have the crackers with cheese and the cookies plain or with milk 🙂
I would eat the crackers topped with cottage cheese and have the cookies with tea!
I would eat the crackers with some cheese or some kind of topping or just the way they are!!
lots of different kinds of cheese
different kinds of cheese ! like brie mmmm my fav
Cheese & crackers are a favorite snack in this house! They look so yummy!
peanut butter and apples, or hummus and cucumber or cheese! So many different ways!
We’d dip them in hummus!
We would put cheese and ham on them for an after school snack
I would add cheese!
I would put ham and cheese on my crackers.
The crackers would be great for between meal snacks with some cheese.
I would snack the crackers with cheese.
Narin’s Oat Crackers and cheese
I would snack with cheese. Love cheese and crackers!
I would get to indulge in my cream cheese and red pepper jelly on the crackers!
probably on their own – they look so good just as they are!!
I would be sharing these goodies with my friends and family , a lovely bottle of wine or pot o tea if its an early gathering. We love all things British
I would put cream cheese and a thin slice of carrot or cucumber on top!
I would put some brie cream cheese on my crackers with olives or thinly sliced cucumbers.They would be awesome with any kind of cheese I think.
I would eat these with some cheese.
I’d enjoy them with a cup of chamomile tea!
I think I would have these crackers plain with a cup of coffee
enjoy them with milk
with some smoked salmon cream cheese!
I’d have it as a snack with tea or coffee.
We will take them when we go for walks. And eat them at home with cheese.
Id take them on the go and eat them with my tea <3
I’d have them with soup for a lovely fall meal.
Crackers would be with cheese or hummus.
I would snack the crackers with cheese
I enjoy the dark chocolate biscuits with a great big cup of tea – I dunk of course!
I love these crackers with pickles and cheese
I would love the crackers with cheese and the cookies would be nice with tea or coffee.
I would eat the crackers with veggie dip
spread tuna salad on top
different kinds of cheese
I would snack with them and spinach dip
We would enjoy the crackers with cheese and the cookies with a cup of tea.
for the crackers I would top it with brie!
We would enjoy them with artichoke dip.
We would eat them with cheese or hummus.. or maybe some spinach dip.
We would have them for afternoon snack, plain or with cheese.
I would use them with hummus or just on their own.
I’d eat them as is or with a jam preserve.
I would take them as a snack for my and my boys on trips to the park or to the mall.
I’d share with my husband and son.
On their own as a snack
I would eat a cookie with my yogurt or a cracker with some hummus or cheese as a snack.
i’d love to have snack on them with hummus!
Crackers and hummus would be a great snack!
I would take them to work to snack on
I’d eat them with spinach dip
We’d have them with meat, cheese and cucumber!
hummus and cucumber
Probably with some wowbutter since my kids love it!
I wouldjust eat them as a snack with cheese maybe.
I would eat them with cheese, dip or all by themselves.
I would prob eat them with pepperoni and cheese , thanks for the chance 🙂
Nothing like crackers and cheese. Cheddar for my sweetheart and Goat cheese for me. yummy
i’d enjoy them at night while watching my shows!! with some jelly spread on them maybe!
I would have them as a snack with cream cheese and pepper jelly on them.
With spinach dip and cheese.
I’d make a delicious warm dip! 🙂
With some cheese or dip.
Crackers with cheese and cookies and milk!
Crackers and cheese yum
I would have it with tea.
I’d enjoy with some roasted pepper humus!
They’d go really well with tea!
We’d eat them with cheese or with spread peanut butter.
We’d snack on these after school and before soccer or hockey practises and/or games
we’d eat them with different kinds of cheeses
I would be adding keibossa and cheddar to my crackers.
I would have cheese and crackers.
I would have it with cream cheese and cucumbers.
I’d have them with hummus.
I would most often eat them plain, or perhaps with a bit of hummus.
My mother is going through a jam making/experiment phase, so these would help.
My kids and I would eat these with soup or as a snack while watching movies.
we would eat them at lunch with some cheese
I would eat them with brie and apricot jelly. Yum!