Sometimes, the only thing that will cure a case of the blahs is a face full of cookies. Instead of reaching for a store-bought option or frozen stick of raw dough (tempting, we know), try whipping up the super quick—and borderline healthy—peanut butter cookies from Justin My Kitchen ($20; shop.justins.com), the new collection of recipes from popular nut butter company Justin’s.
Easiest Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Ever
Yields 16 cookies
1 jar of peanut butter ($6; shop.justins.com)
1 cup sugar
6 peanut butter cups, chopped ($8 for 6 cups; shop.justins.com)
Pinch of sea salt
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Elevate your boring old PB&J sandwich by spreading Justin’s naturally delicious, high quality nut butters. In addition to the classic peanut butter, Justin’s offers almond and hazelnut butter that deliver great taste, unique texture, and important nutrition. Don’t forget to grab perfectly portioned snack packs or peanut butter cups if you are on the go.
1 ½ cups almond milk
2 cups strawberry
½ banana, frozen
2 tablespoons Justin’s® Peanut Butter
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
Pina Colada Smoothie
1 ½ cups coconut water
1 small banana, frozen
2 cups pineapple
2 tablespoons Justin’s® Vanilla Almond Butter
2 tablespoons shredded coconut
Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
This classic is so good you'll be tempted to call it dessert — but it makes this list because it's actually healthy and as balanced as they come. How to make it: Spread 2 tablespoons of nut butter on 2 slices of whole grain toast, and top with 1/2 banana, sliced.
Starbucks Protein Bistro Box
You'll get a hard-boiled egg, sliced apple, grapes, white Cheddar cheese, and multigrain muesli bread with honeyed peanut butter. (And a coffee if you want to fill your every need.)
Since a romantic evening alone with your significant other isn’t always going to happen now that you are parents, we have some treats to make Valentine’s Day at home special.
Valentine’s Day just wouldn’t be right if there wasn’t chocolate. So how about delicious dark chocolate peanut butter cups? Yes, Justin’s are a must. They are made with organic peanut butter and fair-trade chocolate. YUM.
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Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Justin’s: This bag of goodness is for the guy or gal who knows what they like and likes it to be the best on the market. Sure, you can probably find more expensive PB cups, but when they’re as affordable as Justin’s and so dang good you’re not entirely sure you’ll be able to stop after just one, you know this is the gift your sweetheart needs.
($6, grocery stores nationwide)
The Ultimate Guide to Snacking at the Office
While grabbing a snack at work might seem like a fairly simple endeavor, there’s actually a whole underlying labyrinth of office politics and decision-making involved. How much are you willing to spend on a “good” snack if you already spent $12 on lunch? Is your cubicle neighbor going to flip out if you open a jar of kimichi and start munching away? How do you walk the fine line of eating something satisfying without being pegged as the loudest chewer in the office?
Office Acceptable Under $5
With daytime snacks, it’s easy to depend on your work bestie’s candy bowl or a Dunkin D drive-by, but that obviously leads to not-so-great choices. So what’s a girl to do when the office refrigerator feels like miles away or your food keeps mysteriously disappearing out of the communal one? (Kevin, we know you’re the office food thief, dammit!) Stock up on these non-perishable options to keep at your desk when you need a healthy, filling bite between meals.
Alex Caspero, R.D., founder of St. Louis healthy recipe resource Delish Knowledge, recommends snacks that are high in protein because they are the most satiating. One suggestion she makes is stashing individual portions of almond butter in your desk and toting along fruit to eat with it. (One option is Justin’s, which makes individual packets.) “Apples stay good at your desk for a long time,” she says.
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JUSTIN'S DARK CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
One of these gluten-free, vegan, PB-filled cups is just 105 calories and made with all-organic ingredients. Just sayin', it's way healthier than the kind that rhymes with Schmeese's.
Available at Justin's.
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