Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters Hit the Shelves at All Sprouts Farmers Market in Florida

Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters Hit the Shelves at All Sprouts Farmers Market in Florida

Naples, FL (November 13, 2018) — Betsy’s Best, maker of delicious  and wholesome gourmet nut and seed butters, announced today their most recent partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market, the Phoenix-based Betsy Opyt And Her Natural Nut Butters At Spouts Floridaspecialty grocery chain.  Betsy’s Best gourmet spreads, including Cinnamon Almond Butter, Cinnamon Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Seed Butter and Cardamom Cashew Butter, are now available at Sprouts in all six Florida stores.  Sprouts has plans to further expand in the Sunshine State, and Betsy’s Best will be available in early 2019 at new locations in Jacksonville, Miramar, Clearwater, Deerfield Beach, Jupiter and Naples.

Betsy Opyt is the President, CEO and driving force behind Betsy’s Best. As a Registered Dietitian and former Miss Indiana, Betsy has been touring the country sharing her passion for healthy, great-tasting spreads that make eating well a lot easier. Crafted with all-natural ingredients and superfoods such as chia seeds, organic honey and cardamom, Betsy’s Best Nut and Seed Butters have become a national hit because of their unique taste and texture with a crave-ability factor that customers say is “love at first taste.”

“Chemicals and artificial food ingredients junk up otherwise healthy and delicious foods like peanut butter”, says Betsy. “All of my gourmet nut butters and seed butters are preservative free, low in sugar, and non-GMO Project Verified. To help you enjoy them even more I have created over 200 healthy recipes that feature my gourmet seed and nut butters. They are loved by kids and adults alike.”

“Sprouts’ passion is helping their customers on their healthy living journeys by inspiring and empowering clean eating and living a better life,” says Betsy. “We feel the same way at Betsy’s Best, and we excited to have a retail partner whose values are so close to our own.”    

Sprouts Farmers Market ranked number 20 on STORES Magazine’s 2018 Hot 100 Retailers. This annual list ranks the nation’s fastest-growing retail companies by year-over-year domestic sales growth. Sprouts previously ranked number 30 in 2017 and 23 in 2016.

About Sprouts Farmers Market

Spouts Farmers Market is a Hot 100 RetailerSprouts Farmers Market, Inc. specializes in fresh, natural and organic products at prices that appeal to everyday grocery shoppers.  Based on the belief that healthy food should be affordable, Sprouts’ welcoming environment and knowledgeable team members continue to drive its growth.  Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes an array of fresh produce in the heart of the store, a deli with prepared entrees and sides dishes, The Butcher Shop and The Fish Market at Sprouts, an expansive vitamins and supplements department and more.  Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Sprouts employs more than 28,000 team members and operates more than 300 stores in 19 states from coast to coast.

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Fall Harvest Salad With Cinnamon Almond Butter Dressing

Fall Harvest Salad With Cinnamon Almond Butter Dressing

There is no better salad in October and November than Betsy’s Fall Harvest Salad. Her recipe features amazing autumn veggies and a delicious cinnamon almond butter dressing.  Give it a try! We bet you’ll be proclaiming “It was #LoveAtFirstTaste!”

Salad Ingredients:

1 butternut squash, peeled and cut in cubes, or 1 bagged cut butternut squash

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/2 tsp sea salt

5 oz. spinach or arugula

2 beets, cooked and cut in cubes, or precooked beets, cut in cubes

1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds

1 oz. crumbled goat cheese

Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup water

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp honey

1 garlic clove

Step By Step Fall Harvest Salad Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat oven to 400F.  In a small bowl combine the coconut oil and Betsy’s Best until well incorporated.  Combine the butternut squash pieces with the coconut oil, Betsy’s Best, and sea salt in a large bowl until well coated.  Spread the squash out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and roast for 40 minutes, until tender and golden brown.

Step 2: While the butternut squash is roasting, cut the beets in 1/4 – 1/2 inch cubes and set aside.  Place the Betsy’s Best Almond Butter with Cinnamon, olive oil, water, balsamic vinegar, agave, and garlic in the food processor.  Process until smooth.

Step 3: When the squash is done roasting, remove and allow to come to room temp.  Layer the salad starting with greens, squash, beets, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese.  Drizzle with the dressing. 

Step 4: Enjoy your fall harvest salad!

Recipe Yield: 4 salads with leftover dressing

What’s your favorite part of Fall?  Is it the changing of the seasons? Getting to wear comfy sweaters? Beautiful leaves? Or, maybe now it’s Betsy’s Fall Harvest Salad recipe? Let us know in the comments below!
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Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Layer Bars

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Layer Bars

 Betsy’s ooey and gooey pumpkin layer bars recipe is sure to be a favorite at your Thanksgiving dinner. Not only are they ooey and gooey, they are gluten-free, healthy, and delicious.  Featuring Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter, pecans, and pumpkin you’ll be saying “It was #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Layer Bar Ingredients:

Crust:

3 cups raw pecans, divided

5 Tbsp light brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp Sea salt

1/2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

3 Tbsp coconut oil

Filling:

1 15 oz. can or carton pumpkin puree

1/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup full-fat canned coconut milk, in fridge for at least 2 hrs

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp almond milk

2 tsp vanilla extract

2.5 tsp cinnamon, divided

1/4 tsp ground ginger

Additional Betsy’s Best for topping

Step By Step Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Layer Bar Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat oven to 350° F. Place 3 cups pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped.  Remove and add Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter with Cinnamon and coconut oil and stir until mixture is incorporated. Press the pecan mixture into a well-greased or parchment lined 8 X 8 pan. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly colored and fragrant. Set aside until ready to fill.

Step 2: In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch into the maple syrup until combined. Place the pumpkin puree, sugar, maple syrup and cornstarch mixture, 1/4 cup coconut cream, almond milk, 1.5 tsp. cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in the bowl of a food processor.  Puree until smooth.

Step 3: Pour the pumpkin filling onto the pecan crust, tap to even out the layer, and bake for 40 minutes.

Step 4: When done, remove the pumpkin bars from the oven and let cool on the counter. Place in the fridge for at least 8 hours.  Before serving, ice the top with a thin layer of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter with Cinnamon.

Step 5: Enjoy your gluten-free ooey gooey pumpkin layer bars!

Recipe Yield: 9 bars

Betsy’s ooey gooey pumpkin layer bars make for a great bring-along to any get together.  Plus, your non gluten-free friends will never know your secret! Happy Halloween and Thanksgiving!

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8 Tips For Eating Healthy This Fall

8 Tips For Eating Healthy This Fall

Why not “fall” into healthier habits and feel better before entering the holidays?

Make this the season to change and build healthier habits that will last a lifetime! Making changes doesn’t necessarily have to be hard— you just need a goal, something to focus on, and a plan to help you see it through! Make getting healthier fun, interactive, and something to look forward to, rather than something to dread. Take pride and feel good about the positive changes you are making in your life; you will be surprised how your good energy will rub off on others! You will look at yourself and your choices in a whole new light! After all, the trees prepare us to let things go so that we can create a platform for new beginnings!

Betsy’s 8 Tips For Eating Healthy This Fall

#1. Don’t “fall” into old habits

It is much easier to follow old habits than to learn new ones, hence why patterns are created! Sometimes our lives are too busy to take the time and energy to plan, prepare, and focus on something new. The best way to fall into a new habit is to make it an easy change where there is little thought process or time involved. A gradual change, like the changing of the colors of the leaves, will make it easier to adjust. Start with a list of what you would like to change about your health and habits, then place those into 3 categories: Easy, Moderate, and Hard. Start with the easy changes, and once you accomplish each change, move to the next group. Don’t rush the process and take it step by step. Enjoy the beauty of each change, just as you would enjoy the colors of the fall foliage.

#2. “Leaves” the negativity behind

It is often the negative thoughts, self-doubt, and disappointing letdowns that lead people away from following through with change. 
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”—Wayne Dyer. You must focus your mind to look at the situation differently. You can’t just say you are going to eat healthy; you must understand how that choice will impact you. It is one thing to “want” something and another to “embrace” something. If you fill your mind with all the reasons you want the goal to happen, you leave little room for the negative thoughts that often take you away from your intention.

#3. “Gourde” your happiness

We often look at being healthy as work. Going to the gym, packing lunches, avoiding alcohol, eliminating that sugar rush from an afternoon snack. Why would we want to stop something that makes us happy or frees up time? However, does that truly create happiness? Learning balance is the true happiness. When making changes, make sure you don’t completely cut out the things that give you equilibrium in life. Still enjoy time with friends or enjoy the outdoors for exercise instead of the gym. Don’t just think a certain weight or size will make you happy. Happiness is important to our wellbeing and is something that is found in the soul and not on a scale. Be sure to dig deep to find the passion that makes you feel your best. Once you find it, work on it, and know that when you meet your goal you will feel harmony.

#4. “Spice” up your diet

Food ruts are always a sign of a stale diet. The number one reason people get off track with their diets is because of boredom. Each season is the perfect reason to change the diet and the fall calls for the “harvest” of new recipes! Pumpkin, squash, sweet potato, cranberries and cinnamon will spice up your diet. Give some new recipes a try and learn to rotate to new recipes each season to beat the boredom with food. One good trick is to buy fruits and veggies that are in season, even if you have never tried them, and find recipes to try! This will give you a chance to try new foods, and escape the boredom of eating the same things.

#5. “Cool” your hunger

The winter harvest is for filling up with hardy foods before the winter hibernation begins. It is natural for our bodies to crave more food, not because we hibernate, but because we spend less time outside and tend to eat more. Not to mention all the sweets around, which actually make you hungrier! Fill up on fiber-rich foods, don’t skip meals, and keep yourself active to prevent the haunting hunger that can derail your healthy eating goals.

#6. “Warm” your body

And we don’t mean standing in front of a heater! Get active this holiday season! Do you realize you burn more calories shopping in a store than you do online? About 20 miles worth or 1,500 calories! Find ways to move more and don’t give up your exercise routine when you travel either. Most people find excuses why they fall out of exercise during the holidays; instead, why not create new ones? Go on a family walk after the big turkey dinner instead of plopping on the couch, play a game of twister or interactive video game after unwrapping the gifts under the tree, and celebrate the New Year dancing the night away.

#7. “Harvest” the produce

Toss the bread and eat veggies instead! Do you notice how much bread and starchy foods surround the holiday table and holiday parties? Dinner rolls, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, cakes, pies and cookies. The starches always outweigh the protein and veggies. Try making at least half of the food items plant-based! Offer more salads, veggie appetizers or plant-based entrees. You will be surprised to see how many people enjoy them and how you will feel better! Keep that in mind the whole holiday season when you are filling your plate, make half of it plant-based to keep food off the waist!

#8. “Change” the way you look at things

Falling into good habits depends on how you prepare yourself mentally. It always starts with inspiration, and that is where you will find your motivation. Finding passion in what you do is what will keep you accountable, and not just going through the moves but finding purpose in all the choices you make. Take pride in the work you put forth because when you “own it,” you live it, and when it becomes part of you, it never goes away. Fall for something you love, and that “something” should be YOU!!!

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Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse Cup

Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse Cup

Betsy’s diary-free chocolate mousse cups recipe is bound to become one of your go-to healthy desserts.  The mousse features our gourmet cinnamon almond butter and cocoa.  The crust features dried dates, cashews and coconut.  Trust Betsy! You’ll be saying “It was #LoveAtFirstTaste!”

Crust Ingredients:

Crust:

6 dried dates, pitted

1 cup cashews

1/2 c unsweetened shredded coconut

4 Tbsp cocoa powder

2 Tbsp honey

Pinch sea salt

Mousse Ingredients:

1 can coconut milk, refrigerated overnight

3 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

2 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

Crushed peppermint for garnish

Step By Step Dairy-Free Chocolate Mousse Cups Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Place crust ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until well combined. 

Step 2: Put crust in 5 ramekins and press down and up the sides with fingers or a spoon. 

Step 3: Set aside. 

Step 4: Now place mousse ingredients in blender (minus the crushed peppermint) and puree until smooth. 

Step 5: Pour into ramekins and place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hrs. 

Step 6: Garnish right before serving with the crushed peppermint.  

Step 7: Enjoy your dairy-free chocolate mousse cups!

Recipe Yield: 5 Mousse cups

As a registered Dietitian, Betsy is passionate about healthy eating and great tasting food. Most importantly she doesn’t believe you should have to eat boring but healthy desserts.  Betsy loves her dairy-free chocolate mousse cups and we know you will too.  Great tasting healthy desserts are not a unicorn. They do exist!

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