Almond or Cashew Butter Hummus (Recipe)

Almond Butter Hummus

Many years ago I lived just a few short blocks away from a Mediterranean foods restaurant that served wonderful dishes from Greece and the Middle East. One of my favorites was Falafel with Hummus dip, salad and pita bread.  Today I’m more likely to buy frozen Falafel at the grocery store (although this recipe from […]

Posted on April 24th, 2018

12 Low Carb Ways to Enjoy Almond Butter

Almond Hummus

Almond Butter is really one of my favorite things to eat! It’s a delicious source of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy unsaturated fats so scarcely a week goes by without me indulging in some shape or form. But because I’m on a low carb diet, and my favorite use for almond butter is mixed with jam on […]

Posted on April 12th, 2018

Almonds Are Fruit! Should you Eat Them?

Green Almond Fruit

Did you know that in some parts of the world almonds are eaten as a fruit? It’s true! The nut that we typically eat in the Western world is actually the inner seed of the almond fruit pit, known as a drupe. Almonds are in the botanical family “Prunus” which is the same family as […]

Posted on April 2nd, 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 with Nuts Can Lower Diabetes Risks

Did you know that eating nuts as part of a healthy Mediterranean style diet can reduce your risk of getting diabetes by 52%? And if you’re already a type 2 diabetic, eating just 2 oz a day of nuts combined with this diet could improve insulin resistance, significantly reduce your fasting blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, […]

Posted on March 13th, 2018

Ways to Use Cashew Butter in a Vegan Diet

Cashew Butter is an awesome addition to anybody’s diet. But if you’re vegan and haven’t tried it yet, you’re in for a special treat! First, it’s delicious! It’s a great source of protein and healthy fats and has ample amounts of B Vitamins and magnesium. But what makes it truly spectacular for a vegan diet […]

Posted on January 25th, 2018

Snack Your Way to Health with Maisie Jane’s

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

Did you know that 92% of Americans snack at least once a day? Unfortunately, most of us are choosing fattening empty calorie snacks like cookies, candy, ice cream, and chips, usually with a sugary soda added to boot! And this is leading to an epidemic of heart disease, obesity and diabetes in the United States […]

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

Vegan Cheese Spread Made from Nuts (Recipe)

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to go vegan? Good for you! A vegan diet can help you lose weight and improve your health as well as being good for those whose hearts just can’t handle eating any more animals. But, if you’re like me, one of the biggest stumbling blocks for giving up […]

Posted on January 16th, 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