3 Natural Almond Butter Treats For Football Season, Part 1

3 Natural Almond Butter Treats For Football Season, Part 1

Hello, friends! Welcome back to the Betsy’s Best blog! Along with the cooler days, crisp air, and yummy fall foods, one of the best things about fall is that it’s football season. Watching football with family and friends, cheering for your favorite team, and, of course, munching on all the best football snacks makes for a fun Sunday. But if you’re tired of the same old football game snacks that are packed with more empty calories, fat, sugar, and sodium than healthful ingredients, we have some snack ideas for you that are both tasty and nutritious. Today, we’ll look at three football game snacks and treats made with yummy natural almond butter. Need to get stocked up on your supply of gourmet almond butter this fall? Visit Betsy’s Best to shop our selection of nut butter made with the most wholesome, all-natural ingredients.

3 Gourmet Almond Butter Snacks For Football Games

Almond Butter Finger Sandwiches

Finger sandwiches, or tea sandwiches as they’re sometimes called, are always a hit for small get-togethers, making them a perfect snack for watching football games. All you need is a few different types of bread, a few key ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a delightful, easy-to-eat, light snack! Here are some tasty combinations to try:

  • Almond butter, apple slices, and a honey drizzle
  • Almond butter, bananas, agave nectar, and cinnamon
  • Almond butter, granola, berries, and banana
  • Almond butter, cream cheese, and honey

Apple Slices and Almond Butter

Sometimes, keeping it simple is the best way to tackle your football party snacks, and apples and natural almond butter are always a winning combination. Simply slice up three different types of apples. Some of our favorite apples for this dish are Honeycrisp apples, pink lady apples, and granny smiths. Lay out your apples on a plate and in the center, place a dish of natural almond butter topped with sliced or crushed almonds and drizzled with honey. Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg for a spicy fall twist. This is much healthier and tastier than greasy chips dipped in some kind of calorie-packed, processed cheese dip.

No-Bake Almond Butter Balls

These are one of the easiest snacks to make for a football game. Simply mix gourmet almond butter, honey, and rolled oats in a mixing bowl. Then, roll about 1-1 ½ tablespoons of the mix into a small ball and place on a plate lined with wax paper. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and then enjoy! You can even dip them in dark chocolate and then into crushed almonds for a little-added flavor and crunch.

Get Stocked Up On Almond Butter

The key ingredient for all of these football game snacks is almond butter, but you don’t want to use just any almond butter. You’ll want to use some that is thoughtfully made with only the most wholesome, all-natural ingredients. Shop Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut Butters today to order the best natural almond butter. While you’re there, pick up jar or two of non-GMO peanut butter and toasted cashew butter.     

Tune in for part two of this short blog series to learn more ways to create healthy, yummy snacks for football season! Until then, thank you for reading!

3 Wonderful Health Benefits of Almonds For Hair and Skin, Part 2

3 Wonderful Health Benefits of Almonds For Hair and Skin, Part 2

Hi there, almond lovers! Welcome back to Betsy’s Best blog. We have been looking at some of the health and beauty benefits of almonds for improving and maintaining healthy, radiant skin and hair. Here’s what we went over in part one of our blog series:

  • Almonds can support clear skin
  • Almonds have anti-aging properties that support youthful skin
  • Eating almonds can make hair silky and smooth

Let’s look at three more benefits of eating delightful, delicious almonds for enhancing your health and beauty game. Do you prefer to eat your almonds in a spread? Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut Butters offers the creamiest, dreamiest natural almond butter with cinnamon, which can transform your meals into a taste explosion. Order natural almond butter online at Betsy’s Best, on Amazon, and find us stocked on the shelves of your local grocery store.

Gets Rid of Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes

Almonds are great for the eyes. Almonds can reduce the appearance of dark circles and eye wrinkles. What’s more, almonds can relieve the puffiest of eyes. How, you ask? Almonds contain healthy fats (omega-3s) and minerals that can improve eyesight when eaten, and which offer anti-inflammatory properties when applied as a topical skincare solution. Plus, almonds can even support the growth of long, luscious eyelashes. Along with eating almonds daily, apply almond oil to trouble spots around the eyes.

Natural Face Mask

Using almond oil and almond-based masks can smooth and soften the skin on your face. Almonds can even relieve redness caused by inflamed, irritated skin that can cause your face to look puffy. While Betsy’s Best natural almond butter is a delicious and healthful spread for all your favorite foods, it is also a natural face mask that can improve your skin’s texture and appearance. Slather some almond butter on your face for a DIY day at the spa and feel rejuvenated!

Alleviates Dandruff and Dry Skin

Eating almonds (and natural almond butter) regularly gives you plenty of vitamins A, D, B2, and B6 which encourage hair growth to fend off dandruff and dry skin. Almond oil offers moisturizing benefits for skin and hair, combating dry skin, flakes, redness, and inflammation caused by a number of styling products and heated styling tools. Plus, slathering almond butter on your hair and scalp can moisturize dry hair and the scalp. Try using almond butter as a natural hair mask once or twice a week in combination with eating nutritious almonds and almond butter regularly. Your hair and scalp will thank you!

Order Natural Almond Butter Online

There are so many amazing health benefits to be gained from eating almonds and using almond-based skin and hair products. If you want healthy hair and skin that looks and feels great, add almonds into your daily beauty routine. Prefer to eat almonds to reap their benefits? Order Betsy’s Best natural almond butter online! Either visit Betsy’s Best or search for us on Amazon. You can also pick up a jar or ten in your local grocery store.

4 Ways to Use Natural Almond Butter in Kids’ Snacks, Part 2

4 Ways to Use Natural Almond Butter in Kids’ Snacks, Part 2

 

If you’re looking for new ways to use almond butter in kids’ snacks, have we got some ideas for you! If you’ve been keeping up with this blog series, you learned about four of our favorite kid-friendly almond butter snacks that are both delicious and nutritious. Here are the tasty snacks we discussed last time:

  • Almond butter ants on a log
  • Banana Almond Butter Boats    
  • Apple Slices and Almond Butter
  • Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie

Let’s continue looking at four more ways to make snack time even more fun (and healthy) using natural almond butter. And if you’re looking for an almond butter that is wholesome, yummy, and made of only the best natural ingredients, shop Betsy’s Best gourmet almond butter, shop us on Amazon, or find our nut butters in your local supermarket.

Frozen Banana Bites

Many kids love bananas because they are sweet and have a fun texture. Parents love them because they are packed with nutrients and highly versatile. Bananas also pair perfectly with almond nut butter, so for a cold summer treat, slice up a banana or two, add a smear of almond butter between two slices, and roll the banana bite in melted organic milk or dark chocolate. Then roll the tasty bite in crushed almonds or walnuts to give it some crunch. Freeze or serve chilled.

Crackers and Almond Butter

There is something special about dipping a yummy whole wheat cracker in all-natural almond butter — it’s just the perfect combination! This is a simple snack you can serve your child at home or pack in their lunch for an afternoon snack at school or daycare.  

 

 

Almond Butter Popsicles

Almond butter popsicles are super easy to make and they are the perfect dairy-free kids’ snack for a summer day. All you need is natural almond butter, almond butter, milk, and organic chocolate syrup or powder. You can even add in fresh fruit like strawberries, blueberries, and bananas!

Almond Butter Cupcakes

Betsy’s hummingbird cupcake recipe is absolutely delightful and so moist thanks to her natural almond butter. It is sweet, filling, and easy to devour as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. Cut into bite-size pieces to make it easier for your kiddo to eat, or even cut into a few different shapes to incorporate a learning game.  

Get Delicious Natural Almond Butter

If you want to serve your child a GMO- and gluten-free snack that is healthy, filling, and delicious, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter is an excellent choice. We make our nut butters with only the wholesomest of ingredients so parents can feel good about feeding their children 100 percent natural almond butter. Order our almond butter spread online at Betsy’s Best or Amazon, or find our nut butters in your local grocery store.

3 Wonderful Health Benefits of Almonds For Hair and Skin, Part 1

3 Wonderful Health Benefits of Almonds For Hair and Skin, Part 1

Almonds are one of the healthiest superfoods you can eat. Not only are they nutritious, but they are also delicious! Almonds provide literally countless health benefits that can help with everything from managing your weight to lowering bad cholesterol. One of the best health benefits of almonds is that these delightful little nuts (actually known as drupes) support healthy looking skin and hair that feels amazingly soft and smooth. Have you ever noticed that some of the most popular lotions are made from almonds? There’s a reason for this. In part one of this short blog series, we will look at five of the top health benefits of almonds for healthy, vibrant skin and hair.

If you’re tired of eating almond butter made from ingredients that you can hardly pronounce, go with an almond butter that is a 100 percent certified natural almond butter. Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter is made from wholesome GMO- and gluten-free ingredients found in the kitchen, not in a science lab. Visit Betsy’s Best and Amazon to order your almond butter online, or find us in your local grocery store.

Supports Clear Skin

Almonds can help cleanse the skin to prevent blemishes, blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, and acne. Almonds can even help even out skin tones! Almonds are considered an anti-inflammatory food, so consuming almonds and using almond-based skin products can alleviate redness and skin irritations.

Anti-Aging Properties

Almonds contain a ton of vitamins and minerals that naturally fight the signs of aging, including collagen supporting vitamin E. In fact, just one spoonful of all-natural almond butter provides more than 30 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin E and other age-fighting nutrients. Eating a handful of almonds or natural almond butter daily may help you achieve youthful-looking skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Makes Hair Silky and Smooth

Healthy hair requires plenty of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats to look and feel soft and luscious. Almonds are packed with vitamins A, D, E, and B vitamins, as well as biotin, and manganese that support healthy, strong locks. These nutrients can repair and strengthen damaged hair for soft, shiny hair free of split ends and frizziness. Of course you can eat almond butter to get these health benefits, but you can also use almond butter as a mask for your hair and scalp to strengthen each strand of hair.

Order Natural Almond Butter Online

We have only just begun to scratch the surface, so be sure to tune in for part two of this blog series to learn more about the amazing health benefits of almonds for healthy hair and skin that looks and feels incredible. Want to order Betsy’s Best natural almond butter online? Visit Betsy’s Best or search for us on Amazon. You can also pick up a jar or five in your local grocery store. Until next time, thanks for reading!

Where In The World Do Almonds Come From?

Where In The World Do Almonds Come From?

Hello, almond friends! Welcome back to the Betsy’s Best blog! Almonds are one of the most popular snacks in the world, revered for their amazing flavor, health benefits, and versatility. But where in the world do the almonds we enjoy come from? Generally speaking, almonds are grown in regions with mild climates and plenty of sunshine, but where exactly is that? Today, we will have a little lesson on almonds by looking at the top almond producers in the world. And remember, if you need a re-supply of natural almond butter to make all your favorite meals and snacks, shop Betsy’s Best online, on Amazon, and in your local grocery store for almond butter that is truly natural. Please continue reading below.

1. The United States

The United States is the single largest producer of almonds worldwide. One report suggests that the U.S. produces more than 2,002,742 tons of almonds each year — that’s nuts! Think of all the almond butter we could make with that many tons of almonds! While almonds are grown in regions throughout the U.S., California is the number-one almond producer in the U.S., North America, and the world. California is one of the biggest producers of almonds and other agricultural goods because of its mild climate, year-round sunshine, and fertile soils. Almond cultivators in California have fine-tuned their growing, harvesting, processing, and packaging techniques in order to provide delicious almonds to people all over the world.  As an FYI, we purchase our almonds from Blue Diamond Almonds and they are grown in California.

2. Spain

As we mentioned in a recent blog post, countries in the Mediterranean region are some of the top almond producers in the world. In at number two is Spain, known widely for its wine and olive production. Almond cultivation is among the country’s main agriculture production, with more than 202,000 tons produced annually. The main regions where Spanish almond cultivation takes place is in Andalusia, Aragon, Valencia, and Catalonia. Next time you’re in Spain, be sure to tour one of the almond orchards while you’re there.

3. Australia

Coming in at third place is Australia. The country down-under produces almost 130,000 tons of almonds each year, which account for $351.1 million of global almond exports. Regions in South Australia, including Sunraysia (note the awesome name). Riverland, Riverina, and Adelaide Plains, are the top producers of Australian almonds. With plenty of sunshine and fertile soils, South Australia offers the perfect climate for growing almonds.  

4. Morocco

Morocco cultivates more than 112,000 tons of sweet almonds annually. Located in the Mediterranean region, Morocco enjoys arid, mild climates year-round, where there is an abundance of sunshine. Morocco exports a portion of its almonds, but it is also a domestically-consumed good that is the basic ingredient for numerous Moroccan dishes, pastries, and beverages. Almond cultivation in Morocco is done on a much smaller scale than that of almond cultivation in America and Australia.  

Get The Best Almond Butter Online

At Betsy’s Best, we love all things almonds and are fascinated by this healthful and delicious nut, which is actually a drupe — a fleshy fruit with a thin skin and a central stone that contains a seed. We mostly love almonds because they are versatile and offer a plethora of health benefits that support a healthy body. What’s more, we can make delightful natural almond butter out of these little gems.

Are you ready to try the very best almond butter, made with only the most wholesome ingredients? Try Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter! We offer truly natural almond butter that is certified as 100 percent GMO- and gluten-free. Shop Betsy’s Best, find us on Amazon, or reach for a jar in your local supermarket today!