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Eat Your Oats with Nairn’s

Things just got a little bit more oaty around here! And not just in my home, but throughout Canada. Nairn’s Oat Crackers and Cookies is now here!

Nairn’s has been around since the late 19th century when it was founded in Scotland by a local baker named John Nairn. It’s grown in popularity and has become the leading producer of oat-based products in the United Kingdom.

Nairn’s Oat Crackers and Cookies are different from the competition in that they contain OATS and no refined wheat flour (or rice flour). The whole grain oats offer many healthy benefits. Oats are the way to go if you want to satisfy hunger because our bodies digest it slowly. Refined wheat, on the other hand, is digested quickly so you might be hungry soon after a snack. I much prefer to feel fuller for a longer period of time especially when I’m watching my waist line!

After School Snack Ideas

Other oaty benefits include:

  • Natural source of energy
  • Control of blood sugar levels
  • Source of fibre

Because Nairn’s Oat Crackers and Cookies are wheat free, they are great for anyone who is wheat intolerant.

We’ve been enjoying them as a mid-afternoon snack! I like eating a couple with my afternoon coffee. I find having a quick snack revs my engine during the afternoon slump time so I can continue working.

My daughter has been having them as an after school snack. She’s always starving when she gets off the bus, but dinner isn’t for a couple hours. She needs something to hold her over till then and I’d prefer it to be something healthy!

I wanted to share a few of the different ways we’ve been enjoying our Nairn’s Oat Crackers and Cookies. The Scottish Cheese Oat Crackers (ARV $4.79) are made with mature cheddar cheese and whole grain oats (70%). I’ve topped them with some salsa and cheese for a batch of oaty nachos! Yum!
After School Snack Ideas

The Scottish Organic Oat Crackers (ARV $4.19) are made with 89% organic whole grain oats and not much else! Eat them plain or top with some cream cheese. I enjoy them with a garlic flavoured cream cheese spread.

After School Snack Ideas

For the serious oat fans, try Nairn’s Scottish Oat Crackers – Roughly Milled. (ARV $3.49). They are packed with 88% whole grain oats. We tried them with some peanut butter and banana for a fibre and protein packed snack.

After School Snack Ideas

Let’s talk cookies! Nairn’s has three delicious varieties to choose from: Stem Ginger Oat Cookies, Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies and Mixed Berry Oat Cookies (ARV $4.19 each).  Bridget likes to dunk hers in milk while I enjoy mine with a hot coffee.

After School Snack Ideas

Try one (or all) of Nairn’s Oat Crackers and Cookies and see for yourself why people in the UK love them. We are now fans too!

Look for Nairn’s products at these retailers listed below!

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Which Nairn’s Oat Crackers and Cookies flavour are you looking forward to trying the most?

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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