This post is sponsored by Nuts.com.
Some of my favorite parts of my job are wellness presentations and food demos. I love meeting people in different kinds of office and fitness settings and helping them make it easier to eat well and fit in self-care even when they’re juggling a hectic schedule or dealing with lots of stress. I also love making and sharing food with people and talking about it.
When I was first getting started doing these types of events, I used to spend so. much. time shopping for ingredients. When you’re doing a recipe that calls for something that’s a little hard to find, it’s easy to go to three different stores that may or may not be convenient to each other—or you wind up paying an arm and a leg once you finally hunt down that item online and pray that the quality is worth the price (and shipping cost). When you’re rushing to find what you need on the internet, scrolling and clicking through various product categories and wading through reviews can also eat up valuable time.
Nuts.com is a great solution to this problem. This online store offers high-quality ingredients and snacks: Nuts, dried fruit, flours, grains, freeze-dried veggies, and more. What I find especially helpful is that they generally offer one variety of each item, so you can feel confident that it’s the best quality at that price point—no more losing hours comparing eight different brands of coconut flour! Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s spent whole hours doing this!
I know I’ve been talking about food demos, but this also comes in handy when you’re sourcing ingredients for a recipe development project or you’re looking to stock up so you can streamline your weekend meal prep. I don’t know about you, but it drives me crazy when I have my heart set on a particular ingredient for something or need to use it for a client project, only to be unable to locate it in the stores! Or at least at the price-point I have in mind. My spoiled New Yorker side always wants to be, like, “WTF do you mean, you don’t have white chia seeds for under $20?”
I swear I had a past life in the Great Depression. Anyway…
It’s been great to find a solution to simplify this part of my job. Here are a few of the things I’ve made recently using products from Nuts.com:
I talked a little about prepping before an event, but on the day of or any other time you need to make sure you stay well-fueled on the go, the purse-friendly snack options are great. options. Sure you can find lots of nuts and dried fruit, but they also have a bunch of freeze-dried veggies, and even cured meats. Looking for something a little outside the ordinary? I was super-excited to see this dried jackfruit.
While I usually have a hardcore savory tooth, I have to admit it’s been hard to keep myself from ordering these cereal marshmallows. The fact that you can buy just the marshmallows—holy crap! My inner child is, like, “Game on!”
Of course, it you want to live to be old and wise, you need to pick the times to listen to that inner child very carefully ; )
So whether you’re sourcing ingredients for events or projects or looking to simplify your home cooking process, Nuts.com is a handy solution that can save you time and energy and ensure that your creations taste as delicious as they look.
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This has been another installment of the Running with Spoons Thinking Out Loud link party, where randomness is the name of the game. Thanks to Amanda for hosting.
**This post was sponsored by Nuts.com. I was compensated for my time to write about streamlining your food prep routine by ordering ingredients online.