My Travels With Justin

by HEAB on July 24, 2010

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Greetings from the road. My mom comes from a huge family and grew up in a really small town in northeastern Missouri. We’re spending the weekend here visiting aunts, uncles, and cousins. There were 17 kids in my mom’s family, and so there are A LOT of cousins. They’re throwing a baby shower for me tonight, and I can’t wait to see everyone. There is no wi-fi where we’re staying, but I can pick up a weak Internet signal with my brother’s Mi-Fi card (thank you Verizon!). So, I won’t be on the computer too much this weekend. However, I wanted to check in and say “hi”.

Thus far, I’ve sampled 2 of the Justin’s chocolate flavored nut butters: chocolate peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut.

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Mashed sweet potato mixed with chocolate peanut butter.

Justin’s chocolate PB was delicious, but honestly, my oven baked sweet potato kind of overpowered the flavor. When I get home, I want to do a side-by-side taste test: Justin’s vs. my beloved Dark Chocolate Dreams. Can’t say I’m not looking forward to that one! 😉

For breakfast this morning, I made myself a bowl of rolled oats cooked in water. I then stirred in half a scoop of Jay Robb’s vanilla rice protein powder and frosted it with a packet of Justin’s chocolate hazelnut butter.

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Nothing like some vanilla infused oats topped with a little Nutella to start your day. Thanks Justin – I loved this flavor!

Oh, and just so you know, there was no Arby’s on our road trip yesterday. Instead, we hit up McAlister’s Deli outside of St. Louis, and I ordered a salad with grilled chicken. However, there one fast food stop…

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A Sonic soft serve cone. Oh how I love plain vanilla soft serve. Definitely worthy of breaking the no-dairy rule!

I don’t know what it is about being pregnant and craving fast food – Lissa, I know you understand! I’m still dreaming of that roast beef sandwich drenched in Arby’s and Horsey sauce…it will be mine one of these days. :)

OK, off to do some family bonding. I hope all of you are having a great weekend!