Happy Monday Peeps!
The B$ and I are going to be internetless because we are going away for a few days so I have some AMAZING guests posts for you and of course I pre-wrote (I know that isn’t a word) a trillion to posts that will post while we are away because you are NOT getting rid of me that easily! Oh yeah…there is a giveaway too!
Today’s post is from the coolest chica around. I found Chelsey’s blog A LONG TIME ago and have stalked her ever since. I know you already probably read her blog on a daily (okay, three times a day for me) basis but if you don’t, you need to!!!!
Hi Hungry Runner readers! My name is Chelsey, and I blog over at Clean Eating Chelsey!
First of all, you must know that I actually do have two front teeth and not one uni-tooth like the above picture looks like. Second of all you must know how much I really and truly love Janae. Wouldn’t you all agree that she is like the best girlfriend you’ve never met? Or maybe you have met her.. and then, I’m jealous because I’m supposed to be her best friend.
Whatever, that is neither here nor there – what I really feel I should do is tell you all about how much Janae and I have in common.
- We are both mourning the fact that school is starting once again as we are both teachers.
- We both inadvertently annoy our husbands.
- Both of our families have dogs named Charlie!
- We both really love food
- And, I like to run, but Janae reeeeaalllly likes to run.
When trying to come up with a post to share with you all today, I hit a little road block. My mind has been going 112091210398 miles a minute lately (oh, and Janae and I both enjoy exaggerating), so I just couldn’t think of anything to write about. Luckily, Janae is a blogging super star and gave me a few suggestions.
As a nut lover of all kind (including my Husband), what better way to introduce myself than to tell you my favorite ways to use nut butter!
On Top of Oatmeal
Number one, hands down – the absolute best way to enjoy peanut butter is on top of oatmeal. Seeing as all of my days start with oatmeal (unless pancakes are involved), my oatmeal is always topped with peanut butter. Now, everyone has their own way of eating their peanut butter topped oatmeal – some people mix it into their oatmeal so every single bite has a bit of peanut buttery goodness. I am not one of those people.
I put my big glob of peanut butter in the middle of my oatmeal, eat around it, and wait until the end to savor those 3-4 amazing bites of nut butter. I’m dreaming of breakfast just writing about it right now!
In Baked Goods
There is nothing better than hearing that a baked good has a bite of peanut butter in it. Or, actually – what’s better is not being told that it has peanut butter and being surprised with a bite of it! My favorite combination is chocolate and peanut butter (I used to be a Reese’s girl).
Asian inspired peanut sauces are awesome – they are thick, decadent, not to mention filling. One of my favorite savory peanut butters is “The Heat is On” by Peanut Butter & CO. This peanut butter just has to be thinned out and it’s ready to party!
Or if you’re looking for a “milder” peanut sauce, Averie’s peanut sauce is for you!
(photo courtesy of Love Veggies and Yoga)
Ants on a Log
Don’t even tell me you don’t still do this.
On a Spoon
I would have to be lying if I told you I did not end each and every night with a spoonful of some sort of nut butter. Lately I have been partaking in a spoonful of cashew butter with my granola (nighttime snack!). There are also times where I don’t have time to make a nutrition packed snack, so I will just grab a spoonful and be good to go for a couple of hours.
So go and get your nut butter on folks! I hope to see you around Clean Eating Chelsey soon!
Question: What is your favorite way to use nut butter?