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

Four Fun Ways to Fit Almonds Into Your Healthy Lifestyle

Everyone knows almonds are good for you by now, am I right? They’re packed with important nutrients and healthy fats. When eaten in moderation, almonds can help you lower your cholesterol, control diabetes, and lose weight, and that’s just the beginning! Crunchy foods like almonds are even good for your emotional well-being! So how can we help […]

Posted on March 22nd, 2018

Snacking is My New Year’s Resolution!

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

Seriously? Snacking is my New Year’s Resolution? Yes, it is! But not any old snacking. This year I resolve to do snacking right! It used to be thought that grazing throughout the day is better for you than three large meals. This is not necessarily true! What’s important is what’s going to work for you: […]

Posted on January 12th, 2018

Food Lover’s New Year Resolutions for the Good Life!

Woman with spoon in mouth

Do you do New Year Resolutions? I usually do and, in fact, my resolutions can sometimes be quite a long list. But this year feels different. I don’t really want to resolve to be such a hard task master on myself. Sure, there are a few improvements I need to make. But this year I […]

Posted on January 1st, 2018

Good Luck Recipes for the New Year!

Happy New Year! Good-bye 2017! Just let it go and remember that every new year, every new day, really, offers the promise of a brand new start. What do you wish to create this coming year? Let me help you make your dreams come true—with holiday traditions from around the world that are thought to bring […]

Posted on December 28th, 2017

Almond Oatmeal Scrub for Wonderful Soft Smooth Skin

Woman in a Good Mood

And now for something completely different! We’re usually all about eating nuts on this blog, but today I want to share a really easy recipe for using them in a different way—as an all natural scrub to use on your face or body. If you haven’t added exfoliating scrubs to your beauty routine, you really […]

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

Liven up the Lunchbox: Get Back to School Fuel from Maisie Jane’s

child taking sandwich out of lunch box

Fall is fast approaching and with it a brand-new school year! Back to busy days of early morning madness, school socials, and finding nutritious ways to keep our kids energized through late night sports practices and homework deadlines. Busy little bodies need extra nutrients to stay on task, run fast, and work hard. Back to School […]

Posted on August 18th, 2017