How to Eat a Healthy Lunch at Work

How to Eat a Healthy Lunch at Work

If you struggle and wonder how to eat a healthy lunch at work, you are not alone. Finding 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 healthy lunch combinations using your favorite Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter, Seed Butter, Almond Butter or Cashew Butter.

Three Ways To Eat A Healthy Lunch At Work:

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!

Do you have your own ideas on how to eat a healthy lunch at work? Please share them with us!

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WBTV Morning Break: Healthier Alternatives to Classic Tailgate Treats

Betsy's Best on the WBTV Morning Break with healthy tailgate recipe ideas.

On Monday September 19, 2016 Betsy Opyt, the founder of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and seed Butters, made her first appearance in the Charlotte area and fun was had by all.  Check out the video as Betsy and the WBTV Morning Break team discuss and taste healthier alternatives to classic tailgate party treats.  If you like what you see Betsy’s Best is growing fast and might be in a store near you.

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Cardamom Cashew Butter Hummus

Cardamom Cashew Butter Hummus

Betsy’s cardamom cashew butter hummus recipe will have you wondering why you ever bought hummus at the store!  Forget the traditional tahini and go creamy with cashew butter as the secret ingredient.  This high protein dip is not only filling but full of flavor and the hint of cardamom spice is so nice! #TasteTheDifference!

 

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 (15.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

1 garlic clove

1/2 C water

3 T fresh lemon juice

2 T extra-virgin olive oil

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Preparation

Step By Step Cashew Butter Hummus Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Place beans and garlic in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until chopped.

Step 2: Add 1/2 cup water and remaining ingredients; pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as needed.

Step 3: Enjoy your homemade cardamom cashew butter hummus!

Our cardamom cashew butter recipe is super versatile.  Please let us know how you use your homemade hummus in the comments below.  Do you dip? Use it as a spread? How about as a sandwich topper?

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Betsy’s Best Caramel Hummus Recipe

Betsy’s Best Caramel Hummus Recipe

Betsy’s caramel hummus recipe makes for the perfect healthy snack.  Mot every hummus needs to be savory.  Featuring Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter and caramel this hummus is a sweet and salty snack and its low sugar, too.  Grab some apple slices or baby carrots and start dipping.  Your afternoon snack choices just got a whole lot better!

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

2 cups chickpeas

¼ cup + 2 Tbsp maple syrup (or 6 drops of SweetLeaf Vanilla Stevia)

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Step By Step Caramel Hummus Recipe Directions:

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Step 5: Enjoy your healthy caramel hummus!

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