For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and BABIES 6 MONTHS+
Finding convenient and healthy foods that the whole family will enjoy is really tough, especially when it comes to feeding your babies and/or toddlers. I think that’s why peanut butter has been such a generational staple. Easy to use and simple to eat, it can be eaten as a spread, mixed in dressings and sauces, or eaten straight out of the jar.
However, with so many people developing peanut allergies, many have questioned the future lifespan of peanut butter and what this means for us moms. Fortunately, more and more companies are coming up with alternatives that are just as tasty and even better for you.
One of my absolute favorites: Artisana. Fresh and delicious, Artisana makes a wide variety of decadent and delicious nut butters that are so good it’s hard not to eat them directly off the spoon. And the same thing goes for all of their coconut-based products as well.
THE PRODUCT: Artisana is a line of Certified Organic Nut Butters, Coconut Butter, and Coconut Oil that is amazingly delicious. Containing nothing but simple and pure nuts and seeds, their entire line is also peanut, gluten, soy and dairy free.
Handmade with care, all of their organic foods are crafted using a temperature controlled process that preserves the life-essential fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and enzymes. With that said, they don’t need refrigeration and are even shelf-stable for up to 18 months after opening.
In addition to Artisana’s superior Almond Butter and Tahini, they also offer unique varieties, including: Walnut Butter, Pecan Butter, Cashew Butter, and Macadamia/Cashew Butter. Their coconut products include the ever popular (and my favorite) Coconut Butter and it’s chocolate cousin Cacao Bliss, as well as Extra Virgin Pure Coconut Oil.
NUTRITION-WISE: Certified Organic and Kosher, Artisana products are all peanut, gluten, soy, and dairy-free. Furthermore, they do not add any oils, sugar, emulsifiers or preservatives to any of their products, ensuring that you are getting the purest and cleanest nutrition, without any extras.
Hand-crafted using a temperature controlled process, Artisana knows the importance of essential fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and enzymes in all of their products, making sure to keep them in their most usable form. They also hand select only the finest new harvest nuts, seeds and coconut for their butters, and choose the best almonds and walnuts California has to offer.
*Artisana Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter are great for people of all ages. In fact, they are a great food to introduce to babies once they start eating solids, thanks to the high fat content and nutritional value that coconuts provide. The nut butters are also great to introduce to young children, as the ground up nuts are not only easier to “chew” but are more readily digested than whole nuts are.
WHERE TO BUY: Artisana products can be purchased at numerous online stores, including iHerb.com, TheRawFoodWorld.com, and LuckyVitamin.com. Or, to find the Retail Location nearest you, please visit their Store Locator.
FINAL THOUGHTS: The first time I was ever introduced to Artisana was through their Coconut Butter. Having just jumped on the “coconut” bandwagon back before it was really even “a thing”, I didn’t know that there was going to be a difference between the oil and the butter.
…and I thought I loved coconut oil – the “butter” is ridiculous! Smooth and creamy, rich and light, coconut butter isn’t used for cooking so much as it is for “finishing” foods, desserts, sauces, etc.
Having tried that, I was excited to see what else Artisana had to offer. Well let’s just say that all of their products are just as good and have really gotten me hooked! From their classic Almond Butter to their gourmet Macadamia/Cashew Butter, it’s hard to not eat all of their products straight out of the jar! I guess that’s why they have made their uber convenient single-serving pouches.
Try any or all of Artisana products today and see for yourself how addicting these nut and coconut butters can be!
To learn more about Artisana, please visit their website and check them out on Facebook.
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