SF Bay Area
Food and drink that has us seeing gold
We all know breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. To get started right, we recommend checking out some of these great ways to kick off the early morning hour.
For a healthy morning start, we love POM Wonderful’s POM POMs arils. The fresh pomegranate seeds are deliciously sweet and tart, the perfect accompaniment to Greek yogurt. The portable containers are ideal for snacking throughout the day so you can simply take them with you while you are on the go. Individual 4.3-ounce containers are less than 100 calories so they are a healthful snack. Pomegranates are best known for containing Vitamin C, protein, fiber and antioxidants. Be sure to check them out soon as the season is super short (from October to January) so get them now while you can.
Nestle Nesquik recently introduced a new protein enhanced milk beverage for all of us active people on the go. The delicious 14-ounce milk beverage Protein Plus contains 23 grams of protein and comes in two classic flavors – vanilla and chocolate. If you loved the taste of chocolate milk as a kid, you will love these protein packed, ready to drink bottles that are designed to build muscle mass and promote muscle repair. Great for the morning to get you going, you can even pack them up for a late afternoon refuel.
Instead of reaching for a highly caffeinated cup of java first thing in the morning, try one of the new fall flavors from DAVIDsTEA. Try some of their best fall flavors like pumpkin chai, maple sugar, carrot cupcake and nutty granola crunch. Steep it in a ceramic cup like the 16-ounce gold leaf Nordic mug that comes complete with a stainless steel infuser and lid that doubles as a saucer for a cozy morning ritual.
Sometimes we all need some carbs to refuel and sweet to rejuvenate. Enter Little Acre's Bourbon & Berry Cranberry Sauce that can be used to kick up the flavor of a bagel spread as a jam with cream cheese. Keep it around for the Thanksgiving dinner table as a leftover turkey revitalizer. Little Acre products also come in gift boxes, ideal as a gift for foodies this holiday season.
If you are looking for a sweet snack, Cookie Chips are a great snack to start the morning with a cup of coffee. The deliciously thin crisp tastes like a cookie but is as thin as a chip. Made with -better-for-you ingredients like milled cane sugar, creamery butter, and cage-free eggs, these snacks do not contain GMO’s, artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Kellie Speed is a native Bostonian and a freelance writer/editor/copywriter with more than 20 years experience writing for a variety of local and national publications, including JustLuxe, Wicked Local, AOL's City's Best Boston, Upscale Living magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Mohegan Sun's Legends and Amtrak's Arrive. She is the Boston restaurant writer for Gayot's travel site and also contributed to Moon Metro's Boston guidebook published by Avalon Travel Publishing. She can be reached at email@example.com.