This post was sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
It is December and we are in full Holiday spirit over here! Our local town has nightly snow falls (hey, that’s the best we get down in Central Florida!) and the parks are shining in Holiday lights.
We are just a few days from the school semester being over and I see stars in the kids’ eyes, as they start dreaming of what Santa will be depositing by their tree in a short few nights.
In the middle of all of the joy and light, the shorter nights and heavy (but oh so yummy) food, nothing brings a smile on my face more than the satisfying crack of opening a pistachio.
Side note: I have only ever had 2 cravings during my 3 pregnancies – I ate a grapefruit a day while pregnant with Ava, and a small bag of pistachios a day while pregnant with Mark! No cravings for Elin…
There is just something about the cracking of the shell, the pretty brown and hint of green colors, and the salty taste, that make me crave and smile at pistachios!
Be A Happy Nut This Holiday Season
There are so many reasons to love pistachios.
The Fit Nut will love the packed protein and fiber, helping to get ready and recover from a long run. I’m pretty sure that was me as I was getting my pregnancy runs in!
But pistachios are also wonderfully filling. I like that I eat them slow, carefully opening each one, leaving me feel fuller than gobbling a whole bunch at once.
And then, there’s the Happy Nut – my current self – who just cracks a smile with every pistachio she opens!
I love the crunchiness and hint of salt, with the long lasting taste in my mouth. That in itself, is enough to put me in a good mood as I get hungry throughout the day. And is it me, or it feels like the half-opened shells are smiling right back at us?
What Kind Of Pistachio Are You?
I love pistachios from Wonderful Pistachios because of the variety I can choose from when I crave them!
While I personally love cracking the shell, I enjoy putting a few shelled ones in my kids’ snack boxes, as it is easier for their little hands to handle in the busy cafeteria.
We always have the Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & Salted and the Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & No Salt stocked up in the house.
And once in a while, or when we have guests, I like to add a little kick of flavors and simply put them in a bowl for everyone to gather around and dig in!
I love the chili-roasted and find them to pair very well with wine, and my kids love love love the honey-roasted kind!
We typically get ours at WalMart, since they seem to carry all flavors and they’re super easy to pick up with the rest of our groceries! I like to place my grocery order on WalMart PickUp, especially around the Holidays, since it saves me a trip inside the store, and it’s easy to add my Wonderful Pistachios to the order!
Make A Difference With Wonderful Pistachios
Have you guys ever heard of Toys and Tots?
Christian and I have been volunteering for Toys and Tots for the last 9 years. Every Holiday season, we donate time to pack toys for children in need in our community. Our company has been partnering with Toys for Tots for many years and it is important for us to give back.
A few fun facts – Toys for Tots is run by the U.S. Marine Cops Reserve and has been delivering hope to children across the country since 1947. They have delivered 566 million toys to 258 millions children to date!
Every time that I see light and smiles on my kids’ faces, I know that many kids, living right next to us, aren’t feeling the warmth of the Season. And if I can find companies I already love, who also donate to make a difference in children’s lives over the Holidays, I need to tell the whole world about it.
This Season, Wonderful Pistachios is donating $0.10 per unit of Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & Salted and Wonderful Pistachios Roasted No Salt purchased at Walmart, up to $100k, to Toys for Tots. The donations will help the non-profit during the collection period from November 1st to December 24, 2019. And you can be a part of making a difference in a child’s Christmas this year!
So this Holiday Season, stuff a bag of pistachios in your stocking and help a child in need at the same time!
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