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

Healthy Food for a Healthy Planet

Almond Orchard

Did you know that an acre of almond trees grows 450 pounds of protein and 260 pounds of fiber and the “good” monounsaturated fats that helps keep your heart healthy? But the trees don’t only have healthy food value—they can have health benefits for the environment as well. In fact, a well-managed almond orchard could […]

Posted on January 17th, 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

Warm Up with Nut Butter Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

I love when it gets cold enough for my favorite hot drink. Nothing feels better than coming home from a day skiing or hiking in the nippy winter air and sipping hot chocolate with friends around the fire. Add a splash of brandy or other suitable liqueur and that’s even better! But have you tried […]

Posted on January 10th, 2019

Orangutans Love Maisie Jane’s Nut Butters—No Palm Oil!

orangutan

Here’s another reason to love Maisie Jane’s nut butters: we don’t add palm oil to any of our products! And that should make the orangutans happy because the big demand for palm oil has led to the destruction of their natural habitat. In various parts of the world—Indonesia in particular—the natural landscape has been clearcut […]

Posted on January 8th, 2019

Why Maisie Jane’s Supports Future Farmers of America

Maisie Jane Hurtado

Future Farmers of America (FFA) holds a special place in our hearts here at Maisie Jane’s. After all, this family business actually started as an SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) back when the owner of the company, Maisie Jane Hurtado, was still in high school. FFA’s SAE program teaches students a wide variety of skills they […]

Posted on January 3rd, 2019

Healthy and Delicious Thai Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup (Recipe)

Thai Sweet Potato-Parsnip Soup

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, you might be interested in today’s recipe for vegan Thai Sweet Potato and Parsnip soup. It contains three of the most nutritious foods you can eat and does so in the most delightful way. Thai cuisine is quite definitely my favorite ethnic food. Spicy hot and […]

Posted on December 31st, 2018

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

Celebrate Christmas Eve with a Cup of Glögg (Recipe)

Glögg

In many cultures, Christmas Eve is the traditional time to celebrate the holiday, gathered around the tree and opening gifts with family and friends. And what better way to warm up the celebration than with another Christmas Eve tradition—a hot cup of glögg! Pronounced glue-gh in Sweden, where the tradition is thought to have originated, the […]

Posted on December 24th, 2018

Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipe)

Chocolate Almond Cookies

It’s cookie baking season! Could it really be holiday time without homemade cookies? But what about the gluten-free people and vegans on your list? Well, have no fear, Maisie Jane’s is here! Today’s recipe is sure to satisfy the chocolate lovers in your family but it uses almond flour instead of wheat so it is […]

Posted on December 20th, 2018