This Couple Trusted Their Gut to Reinvent an Organic Grocery Store
“I’ll never forget my initial meeting with Bo,” Justin Gold says. The two of them were standing in Lucky’s receiving warehouse, talking about Gold’s new line of nut butter, called Justin’s. This was 2005, and Gold’s brand was new back then. He was constantly touring around trying to get it onto shelves, and usually he had to go through an elaborate pitch and a mess of paperwork. Bo wasn’t interested in any of that. “There wasn’t a formal review process; simply a handshake and the opportunity to prove myself,” Gold says. “Bo and Trish are themselves entrepreneurs, and their willingness to try new items has helped launch a lot of brands, including my own.” (And to great effect: In May, Hormel bought Justin’s for $286 million.) And so, the Sharons didn’t need to think much about stocking Justin Gold’s nut butter, or many of the other thousands of small-batch products they’ve stocked over the years. “Justin in particular had an incredible passion for food and his product when he started out,” Bo says. “I think fellow entrepreneurs find inspiration in each other, which I have always found in Justin. He was going to make his nut butter empire a realization no matter what.”
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Between weekend road trips and beach-bound vacations that you’re finally making time for, summer seemed like the perfect time to finally learn how to pack. Because: You’re finally an adult when you can pack like one, right? We think so! (Though we must confess that we had still yet to learn how to properly pack for a trip before we embarked on this most recent journey.) To learn how to pack like a pro, we turned to a fashionable jet-setter, designer Jennifer Fisher, to find out what her ultimate tips, tricks, and must have items are when you’re getting ready to take a trip away from home.
Who doesn’t love peanut, almond, and hazelnut butters? They not only taste great, but they’re loaded in healthy fats. Unfortunately it’s very easy to overdo it and eat way more than one serving size. Justin’s has a solution with their portion controlled snack packs. The butters contain less sugar than competitors and no emulsifiers or preservatives. They're also dairy-free and each pack comes with pretzels for on-the-go dipping.
When you're craving: Something creamy.
Grab this -> Nut Butter Packets
When you have the hunger monster perched on your shoulder, grabbing a jar of nut butter and a spoon can be a serious calorie hazard. That's why you should stock your pantry and car glove box with portion-controlled nut butter packets. Simply rip open the top and suck back a creamy nutrient bonanza.
Nut butters, like almond and peanut, provide a winning mix of protein and healthy fat to silence a growling tummy and put the brakes on any maniacal munching episodes that could spiral into excessive pregnancy weight gain.
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Smoothies (or blends with benefits as we like to call them) are a great and fun way to enjoy something cool, tasty and as far as we can see it, nutritious. Justin’s takes smoothies to a whole other level in its first-ever cookbook, Justin My Kitchen, that can easily be made at home or in your office kitchen. Heading outside to catch some rays? Before breaking out your sunnies, grab your blender and treat yourself to this getaway in a glass. Refreshing and delicious, your taste buds will be transported to the sandy shores in no time.
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
A morning mocktail for those days when you’d rather be waking up on a beach in Hawaii. It’s like a tropical getaway for your taste buds. Aloha
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New Products we're excited to see at the 2016 Sweets and Snacks Expo
Justin’s Snack Pack
The Snack Pack provides convenient nutrition for kids and adults alike with 4-6 g of protein for just 180-190 calories per pack. An on-the-go, packable snack that provides delicious and convenient nutrition for all. One side of the pack features Justin’s nut butter and one side features delicious, wheat pretzels, and it contains no hydrogenated oils and nothing artificial. Available in three mouthwatering varieties – Chocolate Hazelnut Butter and Pretzels; Classic Almond Butter and Pretzels; Maple Almond Butter and Pretzels. S.R.P.:$1.99
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7 Nut Butter Breakfast Recipes That Seriously Taste Like Candy
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes (ft. Justin's Classic Peanut Butter)
Almond Joy Chia Pudding (ft. Justin's Classic Almond Butter)
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25 Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Actually Want to Eat
Doused in maple-flavored almond butter, these whole grain, sweet potato sandwiches are the perfect balance of salty and sweet, and contain all the necessary healthy fats your kid will need to work through their growth spurts
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50 Almond Butter Hacks for Weight Loss
Almond butter has proven itself time and time again as a major health food source. Some of the reasons we’re obsessed: Almond butter is rich in slow-to-digest nutrients that keep your blood sugar levels stable and make you feel fuller longer, says Bridget Murphy, R.D., nutritionist at NYU Langone Medical Center. (via Women’s Health)
Even if you’re well aware of the powers of nut butter, chances are you’re selling its weight-loss powers short. To add some creativity — and a ton of flavor — to your almond butter habit, we tapped Justin’s, which recently published its own Justin My Kitchen nut-butter cookbook, and a ton of recipe-loving R.D.s to ID 50 (!) almond butter hacks you need.
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The 9 Best Healthy Nut Butters We’ve Ever Tasted
Go nuts for these delicious, low-sugar spreads.
Nut Butter: it’s one of those miracle foods that tastes fabulous and also can be really healthy. Of course, along with all the great brands and flavors out there, the shelves are also full of jars laden with sugar, hydrogenated oils, and other undesirable ingredients. Here’s a collection of some of our faves that are delicious and nutritious, too.
Nut Butter that tastes like vanilla frosting? Yes, please! This jar has all the goodness (few and all recognizable ingredients, vegan, light on the sugar), but it’s the indulgent flavor that will knock you out. The secret? Along with vanilla, it’s made with organic cocoa butter, the fat that makes chocolate so luscious (but don’t worry, its also hear healthy and anti-inflammatory).
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In the new cookbook Justin My Kitchen, the folks over at Justin’s, makers of tasty nut butters, reveal more than 50 innovative ways to cook with nut butters. Case in point: This mouthwatering smoothie that combines hazelnut butter with almond milk, coffee, and chocolate protein powder. Try it for breakfast — or dessert!
Take your lunch to the next level with this sweet-and-savory sandwich that happens to be vegetarian. Sweet potato slices get roasted with olive oil, cumin, and cinnamon before being sandwiched between maple almond butter, Swiss cheese, and arugula
Simply combine vanilla almond butter with Greek yogurt and cinnamon for a protein-packed snack with staying power.