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18 Apr

How to Eat a Healthy Lunch at Work

Cashew Cardamom Hummus Recipe featuring Betsy's Best Gourmet Cashew ButterIf you are constantly trying to find out new ways to incorporate healthy food options for lunch throughout the workweek, usually purchasing fresh, healthy lunch options from a local restaurant during a half hour lunch break can be nearly impossible. One thing many people are now trying to do is pack a healthy lunch themselves to save money, time and unnecessary congested decision making each day.

A healthy lunch option for work needs to accomplish at least three things.  First it should to be  easily packed, easily stored, and ready to eat after little to no prep work while at the office – aka quick and easy!  Second, it should consist of healthy choices to satisfy the afternoon hunger and give you the healthy boost and balance of energy you need in order to be at your best for the rest of the day.  Third and most important, it needs to be delicious and something you look forward to eating!

Utilizing Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters is a great way to capture all these ideas, creating a healthy and unique lunch.  Here are some combinations using your favorite Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter, Seed Butter, Almond Butter or Cashew Butter.

Dip It- Fruit and even veggies go great with gourmet nut and seed butters.  This is a great way to increase your veggie and fruit intake while adding protein and fiber to each bite.  You could even make a fruit or hummus dip using Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters!

Spread It- Sure a PB&J is one way to spread your butter, but have you ever thought of spreading it on a rice cake, a whole grain wrap, or even a collard green leaf

Dress it Up- Garnish a salad with a dressing made from Betsy’s Best!  Make is sweet with the Seed Butter, Peanut Butter or Almond Butter with cinnamon, or savory with the Cashew Cardamom Butter.  The spice adds a zing to those boring greens!

Take it easy the next time you're trying to decide on your work lunch options. We don’t have a lot of time between variable obligations and often do not have a long lunch break either. Consider packing your healthy lunch with you to take to work so you can save money, save time, and have it all ready to eat for you at the workplace. Keep your options healthy with the help of Betsy’s Best, and you're going to start loving your healthy lunches at work!

08 Mar

Eat Your Greens for Spring

You know greens are healthy for you. Your mother told you to eat them when you were little to make you strong; but are you getting enough in your diet? Becoming a green eating machine is not as difficult as you might think...

  Read on to learn more about greens in your diet...

13 Feb

5 Reasons Why You'll Love Our Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters

Fall in Love with Betsy's Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters

Fall in LOVE with Betsy’s Best

It is truly love at first bite as you dip into your first experience of Betsy’s Best.  The taste and texture are like no others.  And as you lick your spoon your mind is already spinning around the thought of the next experience…and the next….and the next.  We always like to say “your first experience won’t be your last,” and you will be forever a fan of Betsy’s Best.  That is why we say our butters are “Food to Fall For” because it feels good to fall in love with something so healthy and delicious!!!

Through the years we have heard many testimonials of what people love about our butters.  Our founder and creator, Betsy Opyt RD, LD/N, CDE, put pen to paper to distinguish what she loves most about her gourmet butters and why she fell in love and is happy to “spread” the joy to others!  Here is what she has to say:

#1 Better Flavor, Better Ingredients, Better Nut Butters!  Sure there are a lot of nut butters on the market, but why be the same?  My goal is to make something better!  After all it has to be good enough to serve to my family….and I want it to be good enough to serve to yours. That is why every jar is loaded with superfood ingredients and it is why we are GOURMET!

#2 Integrity- I hold a high standard for anything I create.  I use a clear label on my jars to prove that there is nothing to hide.  There is a transparency in my company, and I have pride not only in what I have developed, but also in what the brand stands for.

#3 Innovation- I want people to think outside the box when it comes to my gourmet nut and seed butters.  Sure they can be used as a spread, but there are so many other applications for this unique butter!  It can be used to enhance any recipe…in fact I have over 60 recipes on my website that you can check out for inspiration! 

#4 Eating Shouldn’t Be Boring-  I don’t like boring….nor do I like boring foods.  I have always been the queen of creativity, especially having a mom who is an artist.  I lucked out with the creativity gene but my art is food!

#5 For the LOVE of Good Food!  As a dietitian I love to see people invest in their health.  I witnesses the food industry disguising and hiding unhealthy food ingredients that make healthy eating confusing.  I am tired of the food industry using cheap ingredients to make a healthier bottom line.  I fight for quality, and that is why we are “gourmet” and the flavors are so pronounced in my line of butters.  I try to stay as true to nature as possible and refuse to add anything that will cheapen my products.  I want the consumer to be as proud of what they are eating as I am of producing a “good for you food.” 

May your Betsy’s Best experience be one to remember and enjoy every bite knowing your butters were made with love!

Healthy Regards,

Betsy
24 Jan

National Peanut Butter Day

Betsy's Best Gourmet Peanut ButterHip Hip Hooray, it’s National Peanut Butter Day!!! This is a day for all of you peanut butter lovers to celebrate. The golden color and savory flavor from the natural peanut offers a taste that has been desired for years. Although almost every other type of nut has been turned into a butter at some point, peanut butter will always have its mark as the original nut spread. Did you know peanuts are actually a legume? It’s true, but we’re happy this bean of sort is not one you cook with ham. The nutty flavor of peanuts goes well with so many different foods.  Whoever had the creative idea to take the peanut and grind it into a butter should be given an award…bread and jelly just wouldn’t be the same without the creamy spread of peanut butter!

At Betsy’s Best we appreciate this amazing nut and all of the incredible health benefits it provides.  Fiber, vitamin E, protein, vitamins and minerals….all packed in a tiny nut. Betsy, the creator of Betsy’s Best, is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator, so she understands the health benefits of peanuts. When she created Betsy’s Best she decided to take this original nut spread to the next level by adding other functional food ingredients to dress it up and put it in the spotlight. Cinnamon, chia seeds, organic honey and pink Himalayan salt took an already amazing butter and made it out of this world with a flavor and texture that has not ever been experienced before.  If you have yet to taste the pizzazz of this peanut butter creation, then grab a spoon and dig in to see for yourself.  It will be hard to stop at just one bite!

From toast to smoothies to a marinade for your chicken, the versatility is what makes peanut butter not just a spread but a unique ingredient to enhance any recipe.  If you need creative ideas visit betsysbest.com for over 60 recipes that feature Betsy’s Best. Now go grab the champagne and toast to peanut butter, the number one nut butter in the world!

Here are 16 reasons to eat more peanut butter!

 

 

 

 


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