My Travels With Justin

by HEAB on July 24, 2010

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.


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.


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…


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!