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09 May

Mom Minded for Mother’s Day

 

Betsy Opyt, the 2015 Florida Young Mother of the Year, baking peanut butter cookies with her kids on Mother's Day

What goes on in the minds of mothers would be an interesting study.  As a mom myself, I know my head is swimming with a million things to do and somehow finding ways to balance it all--family, work, house, cooking, shopping, laundry, walking the dog, carpooling, coffee, coffee, coffee….oh yea, sleep. 

As I know, moms are always on the go and often put themselves last.  As children, we don’t see everything that goes into the daily routine of being a mom.  We take it for granted that mom somehow is always there for us.  That is unconditional love, the forever hug, a sense that somehow mom always has our back. 

Even as adults we still need our moms and hopefully develope an appreciation for all the hard work that went into those child-rearing years.

This Mother’s Day make mom feel special and create a memory that will last beyond a day.  Sure a gift or flowers is one way to show appreciation, but finding a way to touch her heart and show her just how much we appreciate her love is even better.

Here are some unique ways to show her you care:

Wellness Walk- Fortunately Mother’s Day is in the spring and the weather should be delightful!  Find a park, wellness trail, garden or a river walk and share the beauty of the great outdoors with her. 

Legacy Box- Take all those photos and videos of your cherished time together as you were growing up and help her preserve those memories.  Don’t stop with the past but continue to add to the legacy box with new cherished memories.

Plant an Herb Garden- A bouquet of flowers is short lived but a pot of herbs is a gift that keeps on giving.  If your mom has a green thumb and loves to cook, a potted plant of fresh herbs is one way to show you care.

Movie Memory- If you live afar and cannot be with your mom for Mother’s Day, create a movie montage for her to cherish now.  Remember watching those old movies of your mom and you when you were growing up?  She is likely to cherish watching a movie of you now.  Tell her a funny memory from when you were little, or remind her of your most treasured moment with her.  Sometimes all a mom wants to hear is how much you care for her.

The Gift of Good Health- Investing in your mother’s health is the perfect payback for all of those years she made you eat your veggies!!!  Give her a gift certificate to Whole Foods, a meal delivery service for a week or a jar of Gourmet Nut and Seed Butter like Betsy’s Best!!!  I had to add that one idea in there!

So spread the love this Mother’s Day with a gift from the heart.  I know I am “nuts” for my mom and thankful for all that she has taught me.  I am sincerely appreciative of all her love and continued support as I learn the ropes of being a mom myself.

I wish every mom a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Sincerely,

Betsy Opyt

2015 Florida Young Mother of the Year

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

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