Betsy’s Healthy Fruit Pizza with Peanut Butter

Betsy’s Healthy Fruit Pizza with Peanut Butter

Betsy’s healthy fruit pizza recipe is a fun way to enjoy all the incredible health benefits of fruit.  Featuring a watermelon crust and topped with all of your favorite fruits this is one snack you can indulge with guilt-free abandon. And by the way, Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter adds a whole other taste dimension.  Trust Betsy! This fruit pizza will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 TBS Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

Watermelon, whole

Blueberries

Raspberries

Starfruit

Orange

Mint

Coconut shreds

Cacao nibs

1/2 tsp Coconut Oil

Step By Step Healthy Fruit Pizza Recipe Directions:

Step 1Slice the watermelon 1 in thick horizontal so you have a circle piece like a pizza. 

Step 2: Slice like a pizza in 8 slices and start arranging the fruit, mint, cacao nibs and coconut on top. 

Step 3: Mix Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cinnamon Peanut Butter and coconut oil in a small bowl until it is a thin consistency.  Drizzle on top and serve.

Step 4: Enjoy your healthy fruit pizza!

Betsy specializes in healthy snack recipes that are loaded with flavor.  Her healthy fruit recipe is no exception.  Make yours today and enjoy guilt-free yumminess!

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Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry

Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry

Black bean noodles are trending in the world of health conscious eaters, and why not?  They taste amazing and they are a great way to add more beans into your diet. Betsy, always spot on with her use of nut butters in recipes has now created a delicious black bean noodle stir fry recipe. The not so secret ingredient? Her Cinnamon Peanut Butter, of course.  Betsy uses the PB to make a tantalizing peanut sauce tha takes her recipe to the next level.

Sauce Ingredients:

2 TBS Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1/4 cup Tamari or soy sauce

1 Tbsp white wine or dry sherry

1 1/2 tsp of cornstarch or arrowroot

1 tsp sugar

1 Tbsp honey

1/2 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp sea salt

Black Bean Noodle Ingredients:

4 cups water

2 whole blocks of Lotus Foods Forbidden Black Rice Ramen Noodles

2 cups shredded green cabbage (4 oz)

1 1/2 cup shredded carrots (3 oz)

1/4 tsp salt

1 close garlic, minced

1/4 c cilantro, chopped

8 oz shrimp, cooked and chopped

1 Tbsp sesame oil

Step By Step Black Bean Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe Directions:

Step 1Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, place the soy sauce, wine or sherry, oil, cornstarch, sugar, honey Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl and whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the sauce to a medium bowl and set the rest of the sauce aside.

Step 2: Cut shrimp into small pieces. Place the shrimp in the medium bowl and toss to coat with the 2 Tbsp of sauce; set the marinated shrimp and the remaining sauce aside.

Step 3: Add the noodles to the 4 c boiling water and cook according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high until shimmering. Add the cabbage, carrot, and garlic, season with 1/4 tsp salt, and cook until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate; set aside.

Step 4: When the noodles are ready, drain in a colander and run under cold water until cooled. Set aside to drain while you cook the shrimp.

Step 5: Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and add the shrimp to skilled and spread into a single layer. Sear undisturbed until the shrimp is golden-brown on each side, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir-fry until just cooked through, about 1 minute more.

Step 6: Add the noodles and reserved vegetables to the shrimp. Cook, tossing with tongs, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Whisk the sauce again to recombine and dissolve the cornstarch, then add to the pan. Toss until the sauce evenly coats the noodles and vegetables. Garnish with the cilantro if desired and serve.

Step 7: Enjoy your black bean noodle stir fry!

Grab your wok and get ready to roll! Betsy’s black bean noodle stir fry recipe will have you excited to be eating healthy versions of some Asian classics. Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

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Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Betsy’s butternut squash soup recipe makes for the perfect Fall appetizer, lunch, or dinner. Thanks to Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter the soup is loaded with flavor and the nutrients to satisfy.  The “Nutty” topping adds a nice crunchy contrast to the creamy broth.  Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Soup Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

1 bag chopped butternut squash or 1/2 squash cooked and chopped

1/4 tsp cardamom

1 can unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk

1/2 tsp sea Salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp chili powder (optional but recommended)

Nut Pesto Topping:

3/4 cup unsalted cashews

1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Tbsp honey

1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped

1 handful fresh mint, chopped

1/4 tsp sea salt

Step By Step Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Directions:

Step 1First make the pesto. 

Step 2: Add all pesto ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until the cashews resemble small bits similar to the look of pesto. 

Step 3” Remove and set aside. 

Step 4: No need to clean the blender or food processor. 

Step 5: Now place all of the ingredients for the soup in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. 

Step 6: Remove and if eating right away place on the stove and cook until bubbly. 

Step 7: Remove and place in bowls and top with nut pesto. 

Step 8: Enjoy your butternut squash soup with Cardamom Cashew Butter Pesto topping!!!

Recipe Yield: Four 1-cup servings

As a registered Dietitian, Betsy is always looking for ways to make healthy eating easier. Her butternut squash soup recipe is also great stored in empty Betsy’s Best jars and throw in the freezer for single serve use.  Just place in the fridge the night before and it will thaw in time for lunch the next day!  

What was your favorite part of the recipe? Was it the butternut squash soup or was it the cardamom cashew butter pesto topping?

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Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Eat clean, eat green, and stay lean with this delicious cashew butter, avocado and kale smoothie bowl recipe.  We love blending vegetables and flavoring them in a way that makes them fun to eat!  This bowl could be consumed at breakfast, lunch or as a health snack!  We used a powdered kale from Koyah, but you could also use fresh kale or spinach for this blended bowl.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1 Frozen banana

1 Frozen avocado

1 scoop Koyah Kale Powder (or 1 cup fresh kale or spinach)

1 T chia seeds

Almond milk if needed to make the right consistency

Step By Step Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Add all ingredients to a blender and blend.

Step 2: Pour into your favorite smoothie bowl.

Step 3: Enjoy your superfood loaded toasted coconut cashew butter, avocado and kale smoothie bowl! It’s Betsy’s newest favorite recipe!

We hope you enjoy our toasted coconut cashew butter, avocado and kale smoothie bowl recipe!  Are you eating it as a healthy snack, breakfast, or dessert? What are your favorite ingredients to include in a smoothie bowl? Let us know what you think in the comments below?
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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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