Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Gold Emblem Abound For Heart Healthy Snacking

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gold Emblem Abound For Heart Healthy Snacking

*Disclosure- I received the mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.


As a mother, I want to be as healthy as possible for my family. As a woman, I know one of the first steps to keeping myself healthy and strong is taking care of my heart. 1 in 4 women die from heart disease in the U.S. each year, and that's a number that really scares me.  Since I want to be around as long as possible, I take every precaution that I can so I don't fall victim to heart disease. Exercise is important to me, and I try to get in a solid workout at least 4 days a week. Mixing it up between Hip Hop, Zumba, Pilates, and free weights keeps my workouts from getting stale. I don't drink alcohol and don't smoke. I try to avoid second hand smoke when possible as well. Even though I enjoy a sweet treat every now and again, I try to eat as healthy as possible, avoiding saturated fats and cholesterol. Keeping heart healthy food within reaching distance is something that I try to do not only for myself, but for my family as well. One of our favorite things to snack on is nuts, and the good news is, some nuts are considered "superfoods" for the heart. I particularly like to snack on almonds and walnuts. A little handful each day provide so many heart healthy benefits!

Almonds have: Plant omega-3 fatty acids; vitamin E; magnesium; fiber; heart-favorable mono- and polyunsaturated fats; phytosterols. They are great to use in baking, trail mix, yogurts and in fruit salads.

Walnuts have:Plant omega-3 fatty acids; vitamin E; folate; magnesium; fiber; heart-favorable mono- and polyunsaturated fats; phytosterols. They are great in baking, especially in cookies, breads and muffins, and add a great crunch to salads.

Since we are regular CVS shoppers, we are partial to grabbing nuts from their Gold Emblem Abound line.

Gold Emblem Nuts

We like the Gold Emblem Abound brand because they are free of all artificial preservatives and flavors, and are made with wholesome ingredients.

Gold Emblem Abound Raw Natural Almonds are ones that I like to eat straight from the bag. The almonds are huge and crunchy, and pack a lot of flavor too!

Gold Emblem Abound Walnut Halves & Pieces are what I like to keep in my baking cabinet. I use walnuts to bake with a lot, and having them stocked at all times is a must for me. I especially love them in my banana nut muffins. (You can find that recipe in my recipe tab.)

Gold Emblem Abound Omega-3 Trail Mix is my favorite though. You get a delicious mix of sweet and salty with this assortment. Each bag contains walnuts, pepitas, cashews, hazelnuts, dried cranberries and sweet raisins. It's the perfect heart healthy snack mix. 



I actually keep a bag of the Gold Emblem Abound Omega-3 Trail Mix in my workout bag to help energize and refuel me after each session. 



Not only does Gold Emblem Abound offer heart healthy snacks, they have an extensive line of healthier foods that are a great alternative to greasy and fatty snack options. The next time you are at CVS/pharmacy, check out their Heavenly Light Popcorn, Sweet & Nutty Probiotic Trail Mix, Deluxe Mixed Nuts, and the Lime & Black Pepper and BBQ Flavored Baked Rice Crisps!

If you would like to learn more about these heart healthy snacks from Gold Emblem Abound, you can find them in your nearest CVS/pharmacy or at www.cvs.com.


 What are some heart healthy foods you like to snack on? 


45 comments:

  1. Those look very tasty. I don't eat nuts, sadly, because they're too expensive here, but I should because of my heart problems.... but what can you do.....

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  2. Chris takes nuts and trail mix type snacks with him to work all the time. I will have to pick him up some of these :)

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  3. We eat a whole lot of nuts here. My Hubs makes his own trail mix to take with him. It helps him to stay on his diet.... and nuts are so healthy.

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  4. I have to admit I do love nuts, they have to be one of my favourite snacks, will have to keep a look out for these in the shops :) x

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    1. Nuts are my favorite snacks too. They taste great and they are good for you too.

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  5. I really love trail mix. It's usually so easy to have on hand. And the Gold Emblem Abound brand is a great one.

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  6. CVS has some great products with their brand and they are a fraction of the cost than the name brands! Yum!

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  7. We love to snack on almonds, especially if they have a little bit of chocolate! We also love to snack on popcorn.

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  8. We eat almonds all the time! I love them. Then I make protein bites to snack on to.

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  9. we are nuts for nuts around here! I need to get my hands on these

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  10. I would love to snack on any of these! They all look delicious and perfect for on the go!

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  11. I love Gold Emblem snacks and I buy them at CVS all the time. They taste great and are a great price.

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  12. We always have nuts around. They are the perfect snack.

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  13. Those almonds would be a great snack for me. Almonds are great for keeping me energized, even after a small portion.

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  14. I love CVS's Gold Emblem snacks. I need to check out the Abound snacks for some healthier munchies!

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  15. Nuts are very healthy and are an amazing snack; though are high on calories. You got to be careful with them!

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  16. I have eaten Gold Emblem labeled products and they are really quite good. Unfortunately it is the cookies I usually end up buying!! Not so heart healthy I know--but tasty.

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  17. Nuts sounds amazing. They are super healthy and filled with nutrients.

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  18. I have never heard of this brand. THis looks like a great snack. Amber N

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  19. I went nuts last week and probably ate way too many almonds and walnuts. I buy them in the bulk bins when they go on sale and they were under $5 per pound, a bargain! So good for you too.

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  20. I love nuts and am happy that they're considered healthy snack. Will definitely check these out.

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  21. My mom would have a fit for these. She loves any kind of nuts for snacks

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  22. Those all sound absolutely delicious! I would love the one with walnuts. They're one of my favorite types of nuts to snack on.

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  23. Yum these sound great! I love nuts and am always looking for new mixes to try! These would Be superb!

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  24. The trail mix looks good. I am normally not a trail mix lover.

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  25. I enjoy snacking on my raw cashews throughout the day. looks like a great snack idea

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  26. I am loving walnuts so much right now and I just heard that eating them daily is suppose to help prevent senility changes down the road.

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  27. They all sound good to me. I've never met a nut I didn't like (including my husbands <-- sorry, I couldn't resist). :)

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  28. You know, I've had these and the good thing about them is that they are very fresh. The raisins aren't all hard.

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  29. I love snacking on nuts especially almonds,dried fruit also always goes nicely with it.

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  30. I love these kind of nuts and dried fruit products. I buy them all the time.

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  31. I'm allergic to nuts so won't be able to eat them unfortunately but they do sound like they're really good for those who aren't.

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  32. I am so fond of nuts and my daughter too. She loves almonds in particular

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  33. Great post of reminders for each of us - I snack all day on sunflower seeds and almonds (seeds are husked already!) with simi-sweet choc chips - so I certainly understand why you enjoy the flavor - for me the seeds and almonds are the least allergenic and about the only ones I can have - Loved your post as to why you are eating these snacks for healthy reasons :)

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  34. I don't really know if I have seen this brand around, but that mixed one looks great.

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  35. I love trail mix. It is a great snack on the go. I will have to look for this brand so i can try it.

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  36. Our family loves to snack on nuts. I need to check these out the next time I am in CVS.

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  37. I stock up on Gold Emblem snacks each time I visit CVS. They are so good!

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  38. I love nuts. I don't have a CVS close to me ...at all. But, I do stock up on good nuts when I can. I have to package them into snack packs though because it is too easy for me to overeat on them.

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  39. I love nuts, but I've never heard of Gold Emblem. I'll check them out the next time I go to CVS.

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  40. These would not last long in our house. My hubby LOVES eating mixed nuts. I like to pack them for my snacks when I know I will be out for a while.

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  41. I love snacking on nuts, especialy almonds! These look really good :)

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  42. Damn, that is a high number. I get the almonds in me and cashews at my sea

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  43. the trail mix looks sooo yuummy..I love mixed nuts and they taste great as well. I usually eat them after the chemo :)

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  44. Give me a bag of nuts anyday and I am so happy. I just wish they weren't so darn expensive.

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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

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