5 Reasons You Should Be Eating Organic Almonds

What do you look for in the perfect snack? Filling, tasty, crunchy, healthy, versatile? Organic almonds hit all those markers beautifully. And yes, organic almonds. There are a few reasons to eat organic almonds over conventional almonds, given the chemicals that may be used on non-organic almonds. Plus, there are lots of health perks and delicious reasons to snack on almonds and include them in your baking and cooking. 

We use organic roasted almonds in a few of our BumbleBars: Mixed Nut Medley, Amazing Almond, and Chai Almond (the last two being on sale this month!). Our Apple Crisp and Brownie Batter JunoBars both contain creamy, organic almond butter.

Let’s jump into five reasons to eat organic almonds:

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Stop Eating So Much Sugar! I Did, So Can You

One of the best things I have done for my body lately is reducing my sugar intake. When I first decided to do this, it seemed scary and overwhelmingly restrictive. Desserts are my jam. The good news I discovered: I don’t have to give them up.

By no means have I achieved a completely low sugar diet by now, but I’m certainly much better than I was before.

If you’re thinking about reducing sugar in your diet, too, here are 8 tips and things I learned so far that might help you on your journey. Let’s start with the benefits so you feel encouraged:

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Three of Our Favorite Fair Trade Chocolate Companies

It is no secret to anyone that knows me. I have an insatiable appetite for chocolate. To me, chocolate is essential. It’s the utmost pleasurable gastronomic experience, and I feel it should be indulged in daily in some form, even if only a teensy bit.  

The choices for purchasing chocolate are vast, as far as companies go. But the big name candy companies lack not only in flavor and high-quality ingredients, but also in ethics. Child labor is a serious issue on cocoa farms, as well as farmers being underpaid by companies for their goods.

I see chocolate as a blessing and a luxury. There’s no reason why something that tastes so good should harm anyone.

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5 Reasons to Become a CSA Member of Your Local Farm

The breakfast menu for this morning: Chioggia beet and red Norland potato hash with two soft-fried eggs seasoned with summer savory.

I have been making these types of delicious, simple dishes for every meal since I became a CSA member of my local farm this season. My meals are made up of about 65% fresh vegetables—roasted, sautéed, or chopped raw—which is more than double what I ate prior.

It may sound like an overstatement, but I assure you it’s not: Becoming a CSA member has changed my eating habits, and in turn, my life. I’m making healthier, more knowledgeable decisions about the food I put in my body and being culinarily inspired along the way. [Read more…]

BumbleBar’s Copacking Abilities: Our Research and Development Department

As a company, we wear many hats. We produce our own private label BumbleBars and JunoBars and we also function as a copacker. We have processed a variety of products, from granola to snack puffs, and perhaps most importantly we research and develop products for clients with a variety of needs.

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BumbleBar’s Ethical Sourcing & What It All Means

Did you know that we make a whole lot more than just JunoBars and BumbleBars? We are a co-packer which means we produce (literally) tons of gluten-free, nutrient dense snacks for other like minded businesses around the world! We partner with those who seek our services not solely because of our experience and high-quality performance, but also because we source only the best ingredients on earth.

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