Avoid Getting Bored of Healthy Foods That Taste Good

Avoid Getting Bored of Healthy Foods That Taste Good

As a registered Dietitian and foodie, I love healthy foods that taste good. I love eating, preparing, shopping and even looking at food. I often get questions about the best foods to eat and best diet plans to follow. The truth is there are some foods and diet plans that are better than others, but there is more to it than that. In order to make things simpler in my life and for all those who ask, I came up with 5 simple tips that I use in my life to keep my diet delicious and nutritious.

How To Make Sure Your Healthy Foods That Taste Good Don’t Get Boring

  1. Eat a Variety – Though it may sound like a broken record, eating a variety of foods – especially fruits and vegetables – keeps your taste buds and your body happy. Just as we get tired of listening to the same music or watching the same television show, healthy foods that initially taste good can get boring. Eating a variety of foods allows our bodies to reap the benefits of several different vitamins and minerals found in food.
  2. Practice Portion Control – Proper portions are something that many people struggle with, including myself. Sometimes the serving size found on nutrition labels is disregarded. A handy trick I like to do when in doubt is to pull out the measuring cups and spoons. After doing this frequently, you will be able to eyeball the proper portions, and the measuring cups and spoons can be returned to the drawer.
  3. Shop Smart – For me, going to the grocery store is an adventure. It is always my goal to see how colorful I can make my cart with fresh produce while limiting the number of packaged products. When I pick up a packaged product, I flip to the nutrition label and give it a thorough read. I strive to find items with the smallest ingredient list, minimal amounts of added sugar, sodium, saturated fat and absolutely no trans-fat. If it passes my inspection, it earns the privilege of getting into my cart.
  4. 4. Serve Up Some Seafood – The body thinks seafood is so yummy that it wants it to be in the tummy at least two times each week. The healthy omega-3 fats seafood has to offer in addition to several other nutrients is why the body needs seafood at least twice a week. An easy way to incorporate seafood is by swapping pork, beef or processed meat for salmon, shrimp or crab in foods like tacos, salads or sandwiches.
  5. 5. Choose Healthy Fats – Unsaturated fats and more specifically monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are the body’s most beneficial fats. Keeping our heart healthy is their primary goal despite their delicious taste. Some of my favorite healthy fats are avocados, chia seeds, olive oil, nuts and dark chocolate. Nuts are my favorite because they are so NUTritious. Try topping salads with nuts, adding nuts to smoothies and desserts, eating nuts as a snack and of course eating nut butters, especially if they are gourmet..

So, as you can see, finding those healthy foods that taste good is only part of the solution.  If you stay limited to just a few types of food your body and taste buds will get bored.  You will start to crave less healthy foods.  In today’s world there is a huge variety of healthy, tasty products on the market.  From fruits and veggies, animal and plant-based proteins, to nut and seeds, with a little research at the grocery store your fridge and pantry can be well-stocked to keep you on a healthy and interesting meal plan.

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Betsy’s Best Healthy Green Goddess Smoothie

Betsy’s Best Healthy Green Goddess Smoothie

Oh my green goodness!!! Betsy’s healthy green goddess smoothie recipe is a real treat. Whether you love vegetables or not, Betsy’s refreshing drink will supercharge your body with superfood ingredients that include chia seeds, spinach, avocado, coconut, and cashews. Her recipe wil keep you satisfied and you’ll be functioning at your best.

Smoothie Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1/2 c coconut milk

1/2 c coconut water

1/4 cup coconut yogurt, plain 1/4 avocado

2 handfuls of spinach

1/4 sliver lime

2 Tbsp chia seeds

8 mint leaves

Pinch sea salt

1 scoop protein (optional)

Pomegranate seeds as garnish (optional)

Step By Step Healthy Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe Directions:

 

Step 1: Blend all ingredients in a blender. 

Step 2: Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Step 3: Pour into your favorite smoothie glass and enjoy your super tasty, smoothie.

What do you think of Betsy’s healthy green goddess smoothie recipe?  Is it the best you have ever tasted?  Featuring Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter we are sure you’ll agree it was #LoveAtFirstTaste!

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Pina Colada Sandwich – A Twist on the Classic PB&J

Pina Colada Sandwich – A Twist on the Classic PB&J

With Betsy’s pina colada sandwich, your peanut butter and jelly expectations will soar.  Featuring her Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter, banana, pineapple and pineapple jelly every bite will send your taste buds on a tropical vacation.  Betsy is confident this gourmet lunch will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!!!!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

2 slices wheat bread

2 Tbsp Pineapple jelly

Fresh pineapple, chunks

Fresh banana, sliced

Toasted coconut pieces

Step By Step Coconut Chia Pudding Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Add Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter to one slice of bread and add the jelly to the second slice. 

Step 2: Add banana and pineapple and garnish with the toasted coconut. 

Step 3: Place the two slices together

Step 4: Enjoy every bite of your pina colada sandwich!

What do you think of this twist on the classic PB&J?  After you make your pina colada sandwich please share your thoughts in the comment area below!

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Key Lime Pie with Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Key Lime Pie with Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

If you are ready for one of summer’s classic desserts then give Betsy’s Best key lime pie recipe a try.  You will appreciate the gourmet flavors packed in every bite.  Trust Betsy! By using her toasted coconut cashew butter this refreshing summer dessert treat goes to new tropical  taste heights. After all, key lime and toasted coonut really do make the perfect summer match.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 C Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1 graham cracker pie crush

3 egg yolks

1/2 c key lime juice, fresh or bottled

8 oz whipped cream

1/4 c maple syrup

1 can light or regular canned coconut milk

Key Lime Pie Topping

Additional whipped cream

Toasted coconut pieces

Step By Step Key Lime Pie Recipe Directions:

Step 1In a saucepan add coconut milk, maple syrup, and Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. 

Step 2: Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 min, stirring to prevent burning. 

Step 3: Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temp while you prepare the rest of the pie.

Step 4: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl add the egg yolks, key lime juice and blend with a mixer until creamy. 

Step 5: Once the coconut milk is at room temp add it to the the lime juice and stir until combined. 

Step 6: Fold in the whipped cream and hand stir to combine. 

Step 7: Pour into crust and bake for 25 minutes. 

Step 8: Remove and chill in the fridge to set. 

Step 9: Garnish with additional whipped cream and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Betsy’s Best key lime pie recipe is truly a dessert that will be loved by all.  Featuring Betsy’s Best Gourmet Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter you’ll #TasteTheDifference and be asking for a second slice!

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Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl with Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

With Betsy’s Best Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl recipe you can now enjoy one of summer’s favorite drinks in a healthy tropical bowl.  Featuring our Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter this fruity yoguyrt bowl is going to tantalize your taste buds.  Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste and you will be making this delicious breakfast weekly!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1 c frozen pineapple

1 frozen banana

1/4 c coconut milk

1/4 slice lemon, peeled

4 oz coconut yogurt, plain

1 scoop collagen or protein powder

1 blue Majik spirulina capsule, remove powder from capsule

Toppings

Fresh pineapple

Fresh Banana

Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Coconut shreds, unsweetened

Step By Step Pina Colada Smoothie Bowl Recipe Directions:

Step 1In a blender combine all ingredients except for the toppings. 

Note: Be sure to open the capsule of spirulina and put the powder in the blender and discard the capsule. 

Step 2: Blend until smooth. 

Step 3: Place in a bowl and arrange cut pineapple and banana. 

Step 4: Add Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter and top with coconut.

Step 5: Enjoy your healthy pina colada bowl!

If you love yogurt bowls for breakfast, we are confident this will become a favorite in your go-to recipes.  After all, what’s not to love about a tropical pina colada smoothie bowl featuring Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter?

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