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Nut Butter Nation Review + Chip Love + Recent Eats

Happiest of Mondays! I’ve been pretty happy because my pantry has been stocked with some new delicious peanut butter.


When the “Chief Grinder” (um, awesome title) from Nut Butter Nation reached out to me about sampling his peanut butters, I was like…”yes.” I will never, ever turn down an opportunity to sample a new nut butter! He sent me Brown Sugar Cinnamon and Honey Vanilla Peanut Butter. They are so good!


The Brown Sugar Cinnamon has a little bit of a grittier brown sugar texture to it and a pretty strong (but not overwhelming) cinnamon taste. The Honey Vanilla is just all types of perfection. Both peanut butters are drippy and easy to spread.

Want to try them? You can get 10% off of your order with code JOINTHENATION.


On the topic of things I’m loving…these chips. I have mentioned this before but I love having some salty chips in the pantry to snack on. I usually do Pop Chips, tortilla chips or pita chips. Most recently these Lundberg Mojave Jalepeno Multigrain Chips made their way home from Whole Foods with me and they are addictive!

Some things I’ve been eating…


Overnight oats. Rolled oats, chia seeds, dried cranberries, frozen blueberries, diced banana, plain 2% greek yogurt, soymilk, peanut butter.


Sunday brunch.


Packed lunch eaten at the studio. Spinach, arugula, lemon pepper chicken, toasted walnuts, avocado, goat cheese and diced apples. Another thing I’m loving…this Simply Dressed Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette.


Off the charts veggie burger salad at a little restaurant in Black Mountain, NC while we were on our yoga retreat location scouting trip. The veggie burger was homemade and had diced portobello, parmesan cheese, oats and more. Side of honey mustard and balsamic because that’s the best way to do it! 🙂


Turkey and avocado with a lemon herb mayo and melted cheese.


Kale salad with goat cheese, currants, pepitas and roasted beets at Earl’s Grocery.


An appetizer spread that dreams are made of at a yogi party on Saturday night. Look at that giant cheese plate and big bowl of stuffed grape leaves.


My favorite fig and prosciutto flat bread topped with arugula for a late night dinner after seeing the latest Avengers movie.

And that wraps it up!

Any new foodie stuff you’re loving lately?

{ 25 comments… add one }
  • Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run May 18, 2015, 7:58 pm

    I, too, must always have some crunchy salty chips on hand.

    Food Should Taste Good or Lundberg rice chips!

    Happy munching 🙂

    • Jen DeCurtins May 19, 2015, 9:54 am

      Love the Food Should Taste Good chips. Haven’t tried the rice chips. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • kate May 18, 2015, 7:59 pm

    just sat down to catch up on blogs while eating a late diner…of that earl’s beet/kale salad!! amazing, i can’t wait to go back over and over again for that salad!

    • Jen DeCurtins May 19, 2015, 9:53 am

      It’s one of my favorite places. The salad is delicious!

  • Emily @ My Healthyish Life May 18, 2015, 8:52 pm

    I actually just tried overnight oats last week. I’m now obsessed 🙂

    • Jen DeCurtins May 19, 2015, 9:51 am

      I love how quick and easy they are for busy mornings!

  • She Rocks Fitness May 18, 2015, 8:53 pm

    I love getting asked to review delicious nut butters. I currently am reviewing Essentially Coconut…giveaway happening on Wednesday. I eat it as a evening snack with a spoon. Yep it’s good! 😉

  • She Rocks Fitness May 18, 2015, 8:55 pm

    I am currently loving Essentially Coconut! I am doing a review/giveaway on Wednesday and it is my “go to” for getting in those extra healthy FATS. I eat it at night with a spoon. It’s DELISH! 🙂

    • Jen DeCurtins May 19, 2015, 9:43 am

      Can’t wait to see it!

  • Cassie May 18, 2015, 9:16 pm

    Earth Balance peanut butter and Quest protein powder!!

    • Jen DeCurtins May 19, 2015, 9:48 am


  • Tracy @ dirtyeating.com May 19, 2015, 1:30 am

    Somehow I have never tried putting peanut butter in my overnight oats! That looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it.

    • Jen May 19, 2015, 9:27 am

      It’s life changing. Let me know what you think!

  • meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles May 19, 2015, 5:50 am

    Oh that honey vanilla pb sounds terrific!

    • Jen DeCurtins May 19, 2015, 9:47 am

      It’s delicious!

  • Christin May 19, 2015, 9:12 am

    That cheese plate!! *insert heart eyes emoji*

    • Jen DeCurtins May 19, 2015, 9:55 am

      What more does one need, right?

  • Jen@jpabstfitness May 19, 2015, 9:25 am

    That flatbread! Perfection on a plate!!!

    • Jen DeCurtins May 19, 2015, 9:44 am

      Thanks! So good.

  • Ashley @ A Lady Goes West May 19, 2015, 9:25 am

    Hi Jen! Great eats! And no, I’d never say no to a peanut butter delivery either and haven’t tried this kind. I’m LOVING coconut-covered dates as a little sweet bite lately — I buy them from the produce section and LOVE them. Also, Greek food in your spread up there? So good! Happy Tuesday, hope you’re having a good week!

    • Jen DeCurtins May 19, 2015, 9:46 am

      Yum! We had grape leaves and hummus.

  • Hayley @ Full of LIfe May 19, 2015, 11:22 am

    Your meals are always so beautiful!! I want to try fig and prosciutto next time I make pizzas at home!

  • Caitlin May 19, 2015, 2:42 pm

    Your eats, man. Everything on this page looks SO great!
    I am going to keep an eye out for that PB. It sounds like perfection!!!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt May 19, 2015, 6:04 pm

    That peanut butter delivery sounds like a dream! Right now I am on a grilling/outdoor food kick. I just love spring in Asheville!

  • tara May 20, 2015, 12:37 pm

    i just started trying overnight oats here and there for busy mornings. so far i think i like ! i did oats, banana (really mashed up), chia, almond milk, greek yogurt, vanilla extract, cinnamon, pb and a little bit of appricot preserves and loved it ! oats sometimes dont really fill me up much or leave me to full but i ate the overnight oats in 2 servings and it helped. 1/2 when i was at home and the other 1/2 after i got to work and that helped them have staying power. i put a tiny bit of protein powder in as well…i might add more next time.

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