• Nuts for Nut Butter

    June 28, 2012

    It’s probably no surprise I love nut butter. I mean, you guys see how much of it I eat on CNC. I basically plow through about a jar in one week all by myself (ok, maybe 1.5 jars). Mal might eat a serving or two, but, typically, I dominate the jar. What can I say, I am nuts for nut butter!

    Breakfast

    Mal (surprisingly) finished off the jar of Teddie Peanut Butter yesterday afternoon, so I used the nearly-empty jar for Overnight Oats in a Jar. In the mix: rolled oats, almond milk, cottage cheese, and fresh blueberries.

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    After breakfast, I spent a few hours working and then Mal and I took Murphy to the dog park.

    Do you want to go for a ride in the car to the park?

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    Snack

    My breakfast didn’t hold me over very well this morning, so I mixed up an iced coffee with protein powder and almond milk as a mid-morning snack.

    Janetha recently hooked me up with a new protein powder from fitmixer that I’m absolutely loving. The flavor sorts of reminds me of vanilla cake. It’s so delicious!

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    Mal, Murph, and I had a nice time at the park. It was a beautiful day!

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    Our trip to the park was a success because Murphy was totally pooped on the ride home.

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    Lunch

    When I got home, I threw together a quick lunch: scrambled eggs with kale and mozzarella.

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    I also ate a couple of handfuls of almonds as I walked out the door to drive to NuVal.

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    NuVal recently moved to a bigger and nicer building. It’s gorgeous inside!

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    Snack

    After spending a few hours at NuVal, I headed home and made an afternoon snack, which was a sliced banana with granola, dried cranberries, and a big scoop of peanut butter. It hit the spot.

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    Question of the Day

    What food are you “nuts” about? You know, the food that you eat a lot of and totally love it.

    P.S. Local dog owners: On Sunday (7/1), a food truck for dogs is coming to the SoWa Open Market in the South End. Fun! Murphy really wants to go! For more info: http://www.sowaopenmarket.com/special-events/

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    Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself June 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I am in love with peanut butter and also bananas! I rarely go a day without peanut butter, though.

    Also, I go crazy for any fruit in general really. I can never have enough fruit.

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    Joelle (on a pink typewriter) June 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    I’d say pancakes, sweet potatoes, iced tea (I guess that’s not really a food), and peanut butter. :)

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    Natalie @ FreshLifeFindings June 28, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Yum all the savory foods on this post are making me hungry! I could eat apples everyday and never get tired of them.

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    Hillary V June 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Do you know / follow any good paleo food blogs?

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    Stacey June 29, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Hillary, Megan at http://munchercruncher.blogspot.com/ has been following a paleo diet for quite some time. She recently did a post about her daily eats.
    http://munchercruncher.blogspot.com/search/label/Paleo

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    Lindsay @ Fuel My Family June 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    At the moment I am devouring some watermelons at a quick rate!

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    Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I’ve always liked peanut butter, but never went through jars that quickly. Then I was introduced to Trader Joe’s Roasted Almond Butter w/ Flax Seeds, and that was that–I plow through a jar of that in a week by myself! I don’t think I can ever eat plain Jiffy peanut butter again. This almond butter just takes things to another level!

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    Ellie@Fit for the Soul June 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I dub you the QUEEN OF NUT BUTTERS! 1.5 jars is kind of amazing, haha. I looove love SSB and PB! I always always eat bananas too!

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    Alex June 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I love Greek yogurt! I will find anything and everything to mix in it – I would eat it for every meal if I could. Maybe it’s a food phase?

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    Lynda @ Sun.Sweat.Run. June 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I have also become obsessed with nut butter. I love PB but recently have become addicted to almond butter. It is starting to get out of control.

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    Debbie June 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Mal has smokin’ hot guns. Just sayin. :)

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    Vanessa G June 28, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    I am SUPER OBSESSED with peanut butter!!! I eat a jar a week. I honestly think its a sad day without it. I’m also obsessed with oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and ice cream….I must have them everyday!

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    Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction June 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I’m nuts for YOGURT! Surprise, surprise! I also LOVE peanut butter, banana chips and watermelon!

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    Laura @ She Eats Well June 28, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I’m with you. I’m nuts for nut butter. Glad to know you go through a jar or jar and a half a week…me too. I totally heart Trader Joes raw almond butter – all time fave!

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    Lynn @ the actor's diet June 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    As anyone who reads my blog knows, I eat a lot of melon and tootsie pops.

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    Food For Beauty June 29, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Wow, I could go on and on! I am one of those girls that goes on kicks, one week I will love something and eat it ALOT and than I can’t even look at it. Right now it is probably Kale Chips, so yum, rainer cherries and raw vegan chocolate… I love nut butter too! Have you tried pecan or walnut, depending on what you mix it with it tastes like cookie dough. I can’t keep it in the house…

    Nicole

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    caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 29, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Murphy is totally adorable! i’m actually nuts about nuts too! i love almonds, macadamias and cashews! yum yum yum!

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    Khushboo Thadani June 29, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Eggs & yogurt- both are definitely kitchen staples for me!

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    Kelly @ My love affair with running June 29, 2012 at 1:34 am

    I am nuts about bananas! I eat at least 2 a day…

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    Kristy Doyle June 29, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Eggs! Between Zach and I, we go through at least a dozen eggs every week, and a carton of egg whites.

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    Rebecca @ Miss Magnolia Munches & Moves June 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I finished a jar of almond butter in 3 days. Oops. I definitely need to cut back. I’m nuts about avocadoes, too. I guess I love my fats!

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    Heidi June 29, 2012 at 9:49 am

    I’ve been tearing through nut butter, too. I’ve been mixing it with plain Greek yogurt and using it as a dip for fruit. Delicious! :)

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    Sabrina @Work It Ms Jackson June 29, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Any kind of nut butter. I am obessed! I eat peanut butter almost everyday but I certainly won’t pass up almond butter, or any other kind of nut butter.

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    Kelly@ChowDaily June 29, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I absolutely LOVE crunchy peanut butter, my roommates make fun of me and say I could literally live off of it. Recently I’ve tried to slow down on it though because I was eating too much haha. I really want to try the Teddy nut butter, but haven’t gotten over to whole foods to pick up a jar- I know if I go in there I’ll end up wanting more stuff and spending WAY too much money (the prices are sky-high). I am also nuts about pistachio’s (unsalted). I love just relaxing on the couch and having this snack.

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    Alissa Jo June 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Peanut butter, nutella…watermelon…ranch wheat thins….I love it all!!

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    kim June 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    You should write a series of dog training posts!
    I just adopted a pug/boston terrier and she’s the best but has some odd behaviors.

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    Ashley August 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Amazing how many of us want free stuff!! :0)

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