How To Make Easy Healthy Desserts That Are Nut-Rageous

How To Make Easy Healthy Desserts That Are Nut-Rageous

Growing up, I would always misspell the words ‘desert’ and ‘dessert’. My teachers would tell me to think about the ‘s’ in the word—they would tell me that ‘dessert’ has two ‘s’ because they are super sweet and make us want to eat more; hence the double ‘s’. Deserts are typically very dry and sunny; not something we want more of; hence the single ‘s’. As silly as this is, it is something that has stuck with me into adulthood and has even made its way into the American diet. It is not a secret that most Americans have a sweet tooth and have no problem putting the extra ‘s’ in dessert.

As Americans, I believe we are all born with a natural attraction to desserts. It’s like we have a sweet tooth with a sensor, and once we come across a dessert, the sensor signals the body that it absolutely needs it. So, as many Americans do, we eat the dessert and move on with our lives. However, we often forget about the calories, sugar, and fat content of the sweets we are eating.

We all have this natural sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied every so often. However, there are many other ways to “splurge” into desserts without as many calories, sugar and fat.

Some Ideas For Easy Healthy Dessert Preparation:

Applesauce:

Applesauce—the unsweetened kind—should be a staple item for every baker as you can substitute it for sugar in many recipes. However, when doing so, you will need to reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe (approx. ¼ cup) to counteract the substitution. Using applesauce instead of sugar allows for a more natural sweetness and less calories. Additionally, applesauce can be used to substitute oil or butter in a recipe. There are two ways to do so: Replace half of the total butter or oil with applesauce or replace the whole amount. No matter what the substitution you choose, calories and fat content will be decreased.

Fruit:

Betsy's Best fruit and yogurt parfait features her cinnamon almond butter.Want to indulge in something sweet, without the added calories and fat? Eat fruit for dessert! A Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, with your favorite type of fruit, is the perfect treat at the end of a meal. Or, if you are in the mood for some tasty ice cream, try Dream Cream Fruit and Veggie Ice Cream. This delectable dessert combines fruit and veggies plus double the nutrients! Not to mention, much less fat than the average ice cream.

Betsy’s Best:

Nothing ‘puts the cherry on top’ of the dessert like Betsy’s Best Nut Butter. Try Betsy’s Chocolate Chia Pudding, and blow your ordinary chocolate pudding out of the park. This deliciousToasted Coconut Chocolate Chia Pudding is an easy healthy dessert incorporation of the Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter with the chocolate is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Quick & Easy:

Betsy's Best dark chocolate strawberry poppersAre you in need for a quick, healthy dessert? Try Betsy’s Dark Chocolate Strawberry Poppers. This 4-ingredient treat is not only delicious, but very easy to assemble! It will leave you satisfied without the extra calories of ordinary desserts.

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Honey Mustard Almond Butter Dressing

Honey Mustard Almond Butter Dressing

Kick your salad up a notch with this delicious honey mustard almond butter dressing. Your salad is missing this, your carrots want to be dunked in it, and your chicken is praying for a marinade this good! This Honey Mustard Almond Butter Dressing recipe is so versatile, you’ll find yourself making it on a weekly basis.

Dressing Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

3 Tbsp water

2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice

1 Tbsp stoneground mustard

1 Tbsp olive oil (or flax/almond oil)

½ Tbsp raw honey

¼ tsp sea salt

½ tsp garlic

1 Tbsp chia seeds

Step By Step Almond Butter Dressing Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Puree all ingredients in blender except for chia seeds.

Step 2: Add chia and stir by hand.

Step 3: Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. 

Step 4: Enjoy your almond butter dressing and salad!

Yields 1/2 cup.

A recipe so versatile you can use it as a dressing or marinade, you’ll want to keep plenty of this honey mustard almond butter dressing close at hand!

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Honey Mustard Cashew Butter Dressing

With Betsy's cashew butter dressing you can take your honey mustard to the next level and put a spin on it this fall.  Spice up a vegetable wrap or use it to dress a salad or marinade for chicken.  My favorite it to add it to a apple slaw.  The possibilities are...

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Quesadilla

Peanut Butter and Jelly Quesadilla

This peanut butter and jelly quesadilla recipe takes the classic PB&J to the next level. Healthy and gluten-free, it’s sure to be an instant hit at your kitchen table. The gourmet difference is Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter featuring Himalayan pink salt, organic honey and a delightful crunch from chia seeds.  You’ll #TasteTheDifference as you fall in love with this modern twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

2 6-inch tortillas (whole wheat or gluten free)

1 banana, sliced thin

1 Tbsp apricot jam

1 oz Manchego cheese, shredded

1 Tbsp hemp seeds

Cooking spray or oil

Step By Step PB&J Quesadilla Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat griddle or pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray or lightly drizzle with oil.

Step 2: Place half of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter on each tortilla and spread to the edges.

Step 3: Arrange banana slices on top of the peanut butter on one tortilla.

Step 4: Top with jam, spreading thinly to cover banana. Sprinkle cheese evenly over jam.

Step 5: Top with the second tortilla, peanut butter side down.

Step 6: Cook quesadilla until both sides are golden.

Step 7: Remove from pan and cut into 4 triangles.

Step 8: Enjoy the peanut butter and jelly quesadilla!

You’re going to love it when the kids devour this healthy peanut butter and jelly quesadilla and then beg you for more!

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Peanut Butter Banana Refrigerator Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Banana Refrigerator Oatmeal

Betsy’s peanut butter banana refrigerated oatmeal recipe is a fun ant tasty breakfast treat. Re-use those adorable Betsy’s Best jars to make an interesting presentation.  Plus, you get to scoop and scrape every last bit of cinnamon peanut butter out of the jar. Yummy!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1⁄4 cup uncooked old fashioned rolled oats (use gluten-free if you want GF)

1⁄3 cup almond milk or other milk or milk substitute

1⁄4 cup almond, coconut, or Greek yogurt

1 1⁄2 Tsp. dried chia seeds

1 Tbsp. cacao powder

1 Tsp. honey, optional (or 4 drops liquid stevia or other sweetener of choice)

1⁄4 cup diced ripe banana, or enough to fill jar (approx. half of a small banana)

Step By Step Refrigerated Oatmeal Recipe Directions:

Step 1: In a half pint (16 oz.) empty jar or Betsy’s Best , add the milk, yogurt, chia seeds, cocoa powder, Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter and honey.

Step 2: Stir ingredients.

Step 3: Add oats.

Step 4: Put lid on jar and shake until well combined.

Step 5: Remove lid, add bananas and stir until mixed throughout.

Step 6: Return lid to jar and refrigerate overnight or up to 2 days. 

Step 7: Eat your peanut butter banana refrigerated oatmeal chilled. Enjoy!

With Betsy’s Best Cinnamon PB as part of your healthy breakfast you just can’t go wrong! Add in some banana and refrigerated oatmeal and you’ll be hoping out of bed for this meal.  

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