Make Almond Thandai for the Holi Festival

Thandai

In just two days it will be Holi Festival time—the festival of love and color celebrated many places in the world but particularly in India and Nepal. It’s a Hindu religious festival that has become popular with many non-Hindu people because it is just so joyous and fun! In fact, that’s the point. It celebrates […]

Posted on March 19th, 2019

Nut Lovers Live longer!

Mixed nuts in a bowl

Did you know that according to several studies, such as this one from the New England Journal of Medicine, it has been consistently found that people who eat nuts regularly live longer than people who do not. It is not completely clear why this is true, but it has been observed that eating nuts is […]

Posted on February 21st, 2019

Make Nuts Part of Your Plant-Rich Diet Plan

bowl of cashews

The benefits of adopting a plant-rich diet has been in the news a lot these days. Although there has been a swing in recent years to low carb diet plans, common wisdom before that was to reduce meat and dairy consumption to help lose weight, support heart health, and lower cholesterol. What’s the truth? It’s […]

Posted on January 29th, 2019

Eat Almonds for a Good Night’s Sleep

Feet sticking out from the bed covers

The other night it seemed like I just could not fall asleep. I tossed and turned for hours! I finally gave up, realized I was little hungry, and looked up what foods might help me get to sleep. Guess what was on the top of the list: almonds! Just a small handful of almonds can […]

Posted on January 22nd, 2019

Snacking in the New Year

Almonds and Oranges Snack

I commit to eating healthy this year and ENJOYING it! How about you? I learned something recently. Trying to make myself work at things when I’m off the clock doesn’t motivate me nearly as well as intending to enjoy doing the exact same thing. That means I look forward to it instead of thinking of […]

Posted on January 15th, 2019

New Year’s Resolution: Almonds and Almond Butter for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

roasted almonds

Oh yes, it’s New Year’s Resolution time again! This year I’m switching my intention away from “losing weight” to doing so combined with a heart-healthy lifestyle. What does that mean? No smoking, not drinking alcohol to excess, getting enough exercise (being moderately physically active at least 20 minutes a day), and choosing a diet low […]

Posted on December 27th, 2018

Why I Love Almond Butter – It’s Savory and Sweet!

Organic Smooth Almond Butter

The other night as I was adding our Maisie Jane’s Smooth Almond Butter to sliced cooked bananas and mangos, I found myself wondering “should I add a little chile pepper to this or a sweet spice like nutmeg or cinnamon?” I went for the chile pepper—it was awesome and went perfectly with a little yogurt […]

Posted on October 2nd, 2018

Want to Improve Your Mood? Eat More Nuts!

Woman in a Good Mood

Followers of this blog know by now that nuts can be a wonderful part of a healthy diet for physical reasons. They are full of protein and lots of good nutrients and, when eaten in moderation, studies have shown that they can help lower your risk of heart disease, help control diabetes, lower your bad […]

Posted on September 27th, 2018

Back to School with Snack Packs from Maisie Jane’s!

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

What’s the healthiest way to send your kids to school? With healthy snacks from Maisie Jane’s, of course! Our four delicious new snack pack choices will help your children keep their blood sugar and energy levels stable all day long. And they provide real nutrition —lots of protein, healthy fats, lots of vitamins and minerals —that […]

Posted on September 18th, 2018

Include Nuts as Part of a Stress Reduction Game Plan

Almond Tree Sapling by Vincent Van Gogh

Stress is in the news today! The American Psychiatric Association reports that a large proportion of Americans feel anxiety for a variety of reasons (finances, health, politics, personal safety, relationships) and that number has gone up by 39% in the last year! This is actually a public health concern as high stress is correlated with […]

Posted on May 15th, 2018