Quick Tip: Store Natural Nut Butters Upside Down (updated 12/30/14)

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was a bit, well


I’m usually smooth sailing emotions-wise, but was in a bit of a funk yesterday. Thankfully it only lasted a few hours, there were only a few tears shed, and then I was back to myself. Makes me feel grateful I don’t feel that way very often. There’s nothing major going on. It was just the weight of everything going on and thinking of the future can overwhelm me sometimes. All good now. Nothing a little homemade mocha can’t solve.

Homemade mocha

I haven’t shared a quick tip in a little while and thought it was high time—especially since I have my (hopefully not too) lengthy month-end goal report coming up this week.

I can’t take credit for this one at all. My friend told me she saw it on Pinterest (where else?) so I decided to give it a try. Low and behold, it works!

Teddie peanut butter upside down

Store you natural nut butters upside down! What a simple idea! Anyone who eats any kind of natural nut/soy/seed/etc. butter knows how oily it is at the top and then once you get to the bottom, it’s all dry and unusable. Not a huge problem in the big scheme of things, but a simple solution for a simple problem!

Peanut and sunflower butter upside down

My peanut and sunflower butters at work for my afternoon snack. Here’s what it looks like when you open it:

Sunflower butter upside down

All nice and perfectly mixed. And one of the best parts that’s a bit of a bonus? You kind of get a built-in serving size in the cover!

Sunflower butter cover upside down

Of course, most days I do reach for just a little bit more since that looks like a bit less than two tablespoons, dontchathink?

That’s all for today, folks. Short and sweet, just as I promised!

Update 12/30/14: I’ve found this works best on the glass jars with metal lids, such as the Teddie peanut butter shown above. While the plastic jars with plastic lids generally work, they do occasionally leak the oil all over the place. I haven’t figured out if it has to do with the material leading to occasional leaks or if I tend to not close them as tightly. So, proceed with caution!

Oh, except, this one’s for 2 Cups ‘N Run. I’ve left adequate space in case you don’t want to see the monstrosity that is my runner’s foot.


Fair warning.


Seriously–hope you’re not eating lunch.


Last chance to turn back!


Okay, you asked for it.


I present you with: Whole Health Hammer Toe

Hammer toe pointing

And just for good measure, the black toenail I got over a year and a half ago after a Warrior Dash.

Runner's toe_black toenail



7 thoughts on “Quick Tip: Store Natural Nut Butters Upside Down (updated 12/30/14)

  1. Your feet are pretty! I’m serious they look so much better than mine, toe hammer and everything!
    Good tip about the nut butters, although I do like the dry part on the bottom, it gets hard like a piece of soft-ish candy.. I just scrape it with a teaspoon and eat it.

  2. Stephaine,
    I’m not surprised you experience times like that, you tend to keep the restaurant full, AND worry about the reservations too. All with-out taking intermission, or validate a busy eatery. : )
    OH !…………..nice toe.

    Tune-up Stay Strong,
    U Steve

  3. What a great idea with the nut butters! Why have I never thought of that? ha ha. I hate stirring that stuff! On another note…. I too, have hammer toes… no fun! I totally get it.

  4. […] have since been using sunflower and almond butter as well. Remember my stash that I keep at work (upside down, of […]

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