The Best Nut Butter Ever!

I’ve been linking up with Jen from Peas and Crayons for a couple of months now so I thought I’d try something new today for WIAW.

In addition to my food, I thought I’d throw in what the kiddos ate, too. I know I am constantly wondering what other Moms and Dads are feeding their toddlers – any tricks to get more veggies in, how to get them to try new foods, etc. I try to serve them at least some of what Ron and I are eating. There are times, if I have a salad for instance, that I’ll fix them something else. They just aren’t into eating greens yet by themselves. However, they seem to always want to pick at my salads when I am eating it. I make it look really good I guess!

My Eats

Breakfast – Oatless Oatmeal for me topped with a big scoop of almond butter and strawberries. The original recipe is from Tina (click HERE) but I make it subbing chia seeds for ground flax, 2 egg whites instead of 3 and more cinnamon. That stuff keeps me full for HOURS. I really should make it more.

Morning snack (not pictured) – Homemade Iced Coffee, handful of blueberries, cherries, and carrots. Yes, very random.

Lunch – Organic spinach salad with leftover organic chicken sausage, tomatoes, radishes, and cucumbers. Dressing was nutritional yeast and apple cider vinegar mixed together and drizzled over. We all shared a plate of leftover sweet potato fries, too.

Afternoon Snack – Smoothie with Vega Chocolate Protein Powder, almond milk and pineapple. I also had a spoonful or two from my new nut butter that I had got at Target Tuesday morning. Seriously the best nut butter ever. All the good nuts mixed into one sensational food. LOVE! Archer Farms nailed that one.

Dinner – Veggie Lasagna (carrots, zucchini, squash, mushrooms and yellow peppers) and steamed broccoli. While I was putting the lasagna together to put into the oven, something seemed off. It seemed like I was forgetting something. Not until one hour later as I took it out of the oven did I realize what it was. Ah yes, cottage cheese! (I use cottage cheese instead of ricotta). It was still good but it was more like regular pasta and sauce. Oops!

Snack – Bare Naked Chocolate Granola. Divine. Enough said.

Toddler Eats

Breakfast – Oatmeal with bananas and cinnamon (forgot the chia seeds!)

Snack – Organic blueberries and strawberries with Grain Berry Crackers

Lunch – Spinach PB Dip, fresh apricots and leftover sweet potato fries. My kids (and I do too) absolutely love the Spinach PB Dip. It’s great with apples, homemade cinnamon pita chips or by itself. I also make it regularly with SunButter instead of PB so the kids can take it to daycare. Click HERE for my original recipe. I’ve tweaked it a little bit so I use less maple syrup now (about 1/8 cup) and 2 BIG handfuls of spinach.

Dinner – Veggie lasagna and steamed broccoli.

There you have it – a day of eating for my kids and I!

Question of the Day

What’s you favorite nut butter? (If you aren’t allergic that is.)

26 comments on “The Best Nut Butter Ever!

  1. I saw that Target carried quite a few now that it’s gone SuperTarget on me. 🙂 I need to check out the Archer Farms, then! (I actually love a lot of their food…especially their granolas.)

    Right now my favorite is just plain justin’s almond. 🙂

  2. I love that brand of nut butter from Target…I have not seen that one yet! I will have to make a trip over there to get it! Your kids eat so well…great job on showing them great healthy options!

  3. Target nut butter is now on my radar. And I would just like to say, thanks to all of fitfluential moms my kids (when I get there. hahaha) are going to eat so well.

  4. Honestly, lately my favourite nut butter is cashew butter – I just find it gives everything that cookie dough flavour (when I’m using it for cookie dough oatmeal or a cookie dough shake, for example). But I also really love PB, of course. The classic!

  5. Lots of good eats going on there! My favorite nut butter is Trader Joe’s almond butter with flax seed. I am an addict and my favorite way to use it is in oatmeal!

  6. I love fresh-ground almond butter. It’s a little sweeter than peanut butter and oh-so-good! 🙂 Love that you shared your kiddos eats too, great idea!

  7. I buy this great product called “trilogy nut butter” …its a blend of cashew, walnut , and almond butter… Its delicious and gives the unique health benefits of each of these nuts blended into one source. They also have a trilogy butter that blends macadamia, cacao, and cherry. So good!!!

    Check it out at their site:

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