4 Ways to Transform Lunchtime with Natural Almond Butter, Part 1

4 Ways to Transform Lunchtime with Natural Almond Butter, Part 1

Hey, almond lovers! Welcome back to the Betsy’s Best blog, where we focus on all-things almond butter. Are your lunches getting a bit boring? Do you eat the same old salad or the same old sandwich day-after-day? As food lovers ourselves, we at Betsy’s Best love finding new ways to add a little spunk to everyday lunches. Whether you want to make wholesome, delicious lunches for yourself, your partner, or your kiddos, we have some tasty lunchtime ideas for you to consider. Today, we’ll explore some ways to transform lunchtime from drab and boring to fun and flavorful using natural almond butter as the key ingredient. Looking for a truly, all-natural almond butter made with only healthful ingredients that are GMO- and gluten-free? Order Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter today! Visit Betsy’s Best and Amazon to order natural almond butter online, or find us at your local grocer!

Change-Up Lunchtime With All-Natural Almond Butter

Natural Almond Butter Chicken Salad

This may sound a little crazy to some, but you can totally make chicken salad using natural almond butter! This is a new twist on a classic lunchtime favorite that combines the yummy flavors of almond butter with healthy shredded chicken, pinto beans, and southwest spices like cumin, chili powder, and paprika. Trust us when we say that once you taste this delightful, healthful chicken salad, you won’t go back to the plain, traditional way of eating chicken salad.

Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

While we’re on the topic of chicken salad, these little gems are truly delicious, filling, and relatively guilt-free! If you’re looking to reduce your lunchtime carb and bread intake, then these will make the perfect lunch for you. Simply follow the almond butter chicken salad recipe and instead of spooning a dollop of chicken salad on bread, fill a couple Roma or Campari tomatoes with chicken salad.

Almond Butter Banana Bread Smoothie

For those who are constantly on-the-go, who prefer their lunches to be as mobile as they are, our Healthy Banana Nut Bread Smoothie is just for you. Simply combine almond milk, gourmet almond butter, apples, zucchini, carrots, and chia seeds, and you’ll have one amazing smoothie that can help you power through your day.

Banana Slices and Almond Butter Spread

If you love bananas, there really isn’t a better combination than natural almond butter and bananas (unless you prefer all natural peanut butter and bananas, that is!). For some, a banana is all they’ll eat for lunch, which, in all honesty simply isn’t enough. Add a smear of gourmet almond butter to banana slices with a sprinkle of cinnamon, and lunchtime has suddenly gotten a lot tastier. Bananas are packed with potassium that is good for your heart and muscles, while almonds provide plenty of antioxidants. This delicious lunch is sure to get you through your day. Add a side of grapes, berries, or carrots for an extra boost of health.

Get Betsy’s Best Natural Almond Butter Today!

If you want to make these and other lunchtime recipes with am all-natural almond butter made with only the most wholesome ingredients, order Betsy’s Best Natural Almond Butter online or find us in your local grocery store today!

Tune in for part two of this short blog series to learn even more delicious recipes to transform your lunchtime meals.

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Natural Almond Butter: All About Almonds: Why They’re So Amazing, Part 1

Natural Almond Butter: All About Almonds: Why They’re So Amazing, Part 1

Hello, fellow almond butter lovers, and welcome back to the Betsy’s Best blog! In my recent blog series, we spent a lot of time looking at all the wonderful ways you can enjoy eating natural almond butter, and this got me thinking. We all know how delicious almond butter is but we wouldn’t have almond butter at all if not for those healthy, bite-sized tree nuts. So what is it that makes almonds so amazing, anyway? Today, let’s explore some interesting facts about almonds and why they are so tasty, which may give you even more reasons to love these crunchy delights. Are you hungry yet? If so, head to your local grocery store or hop on Amazon to place an order for Betsy’s Best All-Natural Almond Butter! Let’s learn all about almonds, shall we?

Almonds Grow on Trees

Almond seeds grow on almond trees called Prunus dulcis, but this tree is more commonly referred to simply as an almond tree. While almonds are native to Mediterranean climates in the Middle East such as Turkey and India, the United States is the main producer of these delightful edible nuts. Almonds grow in a non-edible shell that is removed before almonds are packaged and sold to consumers as raw (natural), roasted, or flavored nuts.

Almonds Are Packed with Nutrients

You probably know by now that almonds are a healthful snack but do you know why they are so nutritious? Well, in just one-ounce (equivalent to a small handful) of these crunchy little pieces of heaven, almonds contain:

  • 6 grams of protein
  • 3.5 grams of fiber
  • 9 grams of monounsaturated fat
  • And high amounts of magnesium, manganese, and vitamin E

 

 

Almonds Can Lower Cholesterol

Having high levels of bad cholesterol in the blood can cause a number of cardiovascular health problems, including heart disease. One study suggests that eating 1.5 ounces of almonds daily can effectively lower cholesterol levels by an average of 12.4 mg. So if you have a high cholesterol, almonds are a tasty and healthy snack option for lowering cholesterol for a healthier heart!     

Almonds Can Curb Hunger

If you’ve ever gotten the mid-morning munchies or afternoon hunger pains, eating a handful of low carb, high protein, and fiber-packed almonds can satisfy your hunger while helping you feel full until lunch or dinner. Not only will you eat fewer calories than munching on a high-cal snack like chips or candy, you’ll feel better eating a healthy snack that fights hunger.

Get Your Fill of Almonds!

Whether you enjoy eating almonds plain or in delicious and nutritious natural almond butter, almonds have many surprising health benefits giving you even more reasons to get your fill of amazing almonds. If you would like to try almonds in an all-natural, GMO-free, gluten-free almond butter, visit Betsy’s Best today to order your jar of gourmet almond butter. You can also find our tasty almond butter in a local grocer near you, and on Amazon.

Join us next time as we continue learning all about almonds and why they’re so amazing.

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5 Ways To Eat Natural Almond Butter, Part 4

5 Ways To Eat Natural Almond Butter, Part 4

Hello there, almond butter lovers, and welcome back to our blog series! We have spent the last three blogs looking at some of my favorite ways to eat almond butter with my favorite fruits, veggies (sounds weird, I know), baked goods, and snacks. In today’s post, we will wrap this series up for a bit by looking five more creative ways to enjoy almond butter. If you’re looking for a truly 100 percent all-natural, gluten-free almond butter made with wholesome, GMO-free ingredients, Betsy’s Best gourmet almond butter is for you. Visit our online store to get your supply today or find us on Amazon and local grocers throughout the country.

Even More Ways To Enjoy Natural Almond Butter

Light, Refreshing Summer Salad

Summertime is all about eating fresh veggies from the garden or farmer’s market, but a tossed salad is quite plain without a delicious, healthy dressing. My Honey Mustard Almond Butter Dressing is the perfect salad topper made with simple ingredients.

Almond Butter Chicken Glaze

If you’re grilling chicken this summer, try making our Honey Dijon Almond Butter Dressing as a chicken glaze. Simply marinate organic chicken breasts in the dressing for 30-minutes, grill, serve, and enjoy!

 

 

Grilled Almond Butter and Banana Sandwich

Forget the traditional grilled cheese! One bite of a grilled almond butter and banana sandwich will have you craving more. Not a fan of bananas? Try using sliced grilled apples or pears instead, and make sure to use a grainy, hearty whole-grain bread for a filling and tasty lunch or dinner.

Savory Glazed Ham

If you’re looking for a lovely meal to serve your friends and family that isn’t made on the grill, wow them with a sweet and savory ham that features an almond butter honey glaze, served with warm grilled seasonal veggies like squash and zucchini. Pair this piquent entree with a light pinot grigio or cabernet sauvignon.

Cinnamon Almond Butter Donuts

Are you looking for a breakfast snack to wow your coworkers at the office? Or do you want to bring a unique dessert to your Fourth of July barbecue? Either way, my Cinnamon Almond Butter Donuts are a crowd pleaser made with light and gluten-free ingredients that won’t interfere with summertime diets.

Order Betsy’s Best

For all of these recipes and more, you’ll want to use an all-natural almond butter that is made with only the best, most healthful ingredients. Betsy’s Best is made with gluten-free, GMO-free ingredients that will tickle your taste buds and contribute to healthy lifestyle. Eat foods that make you feel good and that are good for you! Shop Betsy’s Best today to get your supply of wholesome almond butter and nut butter spreads made with your health and happiness in mind.

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5 Ways To Eat Natural Almond Butter, Part 3

5 Ways To Eat Natural Almond Butter, Part 3

Hello, almond butter lovers, and welcome back to Betsy’s Best blog! If you’re just joining us, you will be delighted to find that we have been looking at some traditional and adventurous ways to enjoy eating all-natural almond butter. Sure, you can always spread almond butter on a piece of toast or an English muffin to give your breakfast some excitement, but why not break out of the box and try something new? When I am playing around with flavors for my all-natural nut butters, I like to think of all the possibilities for how these yummy spreads can be enjoyed. So today, I will continue sharing with you all of my favorite ways to eat natural almond butter by combining this delicious spread with all my favorite foods — some that may surprise you!

If you would like to fill a pantry full of Betsy’s Best gourmet almond butter, or at least get your hands on one or two jars, visit Betsy’s Best online to purchase a variety of natural, healthful nut butters, shop us on Amazon, or find us in your local supermarket. Please continue reading below.

Fun Ways To Enjoy All-Natural Almond Butter

Almond Butter Pumpkin Blondie

I know summer is just beginning, but that doesn’t mean pumpkin isn’t good all year long. If you love pumpkin-flavored anything and can’t wait until fall for all the pumpkin-themed foods and drinks to come out, give yourself a healthy pumpkin fix with my Almond Butter Pumpkin Blondies. This gluten-free treat is delicious and can make any summer day feel like fall.

Cinnamon Almond Butter Hand Pies

Looking for something fun and unique to make for the Fourth of July? What’s more American than an apple pie? An apple hand pie made with Betsy’s Best 100 percent natural almond butter! These are easy to make, easy to eat, and will fill everyone’s tummies with patriotic cheer at your Fourth of July barbecue.

 

 

Mix Into Greek Yogurt

For some, Greek yogurt delivers a tart flavor, making it difficult to enjoy this simple, healthy snack. Add in some almond butter to not only soften the tartness, but which will also pack an extra a protein punch to fuel your day.

Stuffed Strawberries

Liven up your sweet, delicious strawberries by filling them with chocolate almond butter mixed with honey and a dash of sea salt. These are a healthy, sweet snack for the whole family!

Make an ABJ

Put a new twist on an old favorite! When making a light lunch, replace your all-natural peanut butter with natural almond butter and combine with your favorite all-natural fruit spread.

Get All-Natural Almond Butter

Whichever of these tasty treats you choose to try, you’ll want to enjoy them with Betsy’s Best natural almond butter that features a hint of cinnamon. My almond butter is made with all-natural, gluten-free ingredients like almonds, honey, sunflower oil, and more. Visit Betsy’s Best to shop our online store, shop us on Amazon, or find our nut butters stocked in your local grocery store. Get yours today!

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5 Ways To Eat Natural Almond Butter, Part 2

5 Ways To Eat Natural Almond Butter, Part 2

Hi there, and welcome back to the Betsy’s Best blog. If you read my last post, you learned about five of my favorite ways to enjoy 100 percent natural almond butter with everything from fruit to pastries. Here are some of the classic and fun ways to eat all-natural gourmet almond butter with your favorite foods:

  • Use as a spread
  • Add to a Smoothie
  • Dip your fruit in it
  • Use as a sweet crepe filling
  • Add to muffin batter

Five More Ways To Eat Natural Almond Butter

Today, let’s explore a few more ways to eat natural almond butter in a whole variety of ways. And if you’re feeling hungry, head to your local grocer and pick up a jar of Betsy’s Best Almond Butter with Cinnamon, visit our online store, or shop us on Amazon.

Almond Butter Candy

For all you sweet tooths out there, almond butter candy is incredibly easy to make. Almond butter candy can be blended with coconut oil and a variety of additional ingredients to make it as decadent or as simple as your heart desires. Eat this delightful candy plain or dip it in melted dark chocolate and toasted coconut. Kids love coming up with creative candy toppings so get the whole family involved for this one. This is a perfect treat to have around when you need something sweet that is made from wholesome ingredients, rather than refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup.

 

 

Add to Pancake Mix

If you love a small stack of Saturday morning pancakes as much as I do, try adding healthy almond butter to the mix to enhance the flavor. Plus, almond butter will give your pancake batter a smooth texture that can help them cook on the griddle to perfection. Of course, you can always spread almond butter on your pancakes in place of maple syrup and top them with sliced strawberries, blueberries, and a sprinkle of sliced almonds. Drizzle on a tad of honey for an extra-sweet touch.

Ice Cream Topping

If you’re getting a little bored eating plain vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream, add a small spoonful of Betsy’s Best Almond Butter with Cinnamon to add a layer of flavor. Sprinkle toasted coconut or crushed walnuts to add some heart-healthy heartiness to your creamy dessert.

Or better yet, try your hand at making your very own almond butter ice cream. Go for plain-Jane cinnamon almond butter ice cream, banana almond butter ice cream, or be daring and add in dark chocolate chips, walnuts, and a caramel swirl. Be sure to check back for a future blog series focusing on delicious DIY almond butter ice cream recipes that are perfect for summer (and made with Betsy’s Best natural almond butter, of course!).

Cracker Spread

Whole-grain crackers and gluten-free crackers are a healthy snack option for children and adults, but dipping them in cream cheese or topping them with sliced cheese can get a little boring. Instead, add a dab of almond butter and top with an apple slice for a healthy, filling afternoon snack.

Veggie Dip

Okay, okay, I know this sounds a little strange. But think about it — dipping celery sticks in peanut butter is a classic snack favorite for children everywhere. Why not try it with almond butter? You can even make the traditional “Ants on a Log” using almond butter and raisins. Or live a little and try dried cranberries or fresh blueberries instead.

Order Betsy’s Best Today

No matter which of these ideas you’d like to try, I recommend trying them with Betsy’s Best natural almond butter. Who says you have to sacrifice health for flavor? All of my nut butter spreads are made with wholesome ingredients that are GMO-free, gluten-free, low in sugar, and taste delightful. Visit Betsy’s Best online to learn more about me, my almond butter and nut butter products, or shop on Amazon to get your hands on my delicious almond butter. Until next time. Thanks for reading!

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