Betsy’s Best Offers Unique Nut Butter Gift Packs in Time For The Holiday Season

Betsy’s Best Offers Unique Nut Butter Gift Packs in Time For The Holiday Season

Betsy’s Best is now offering two nut butter gift packs for the Holiday season.  The variety 5-pack gift box features every Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butter, while the two-jar gift tube includes the best selling Cinnamon Almond Butter and Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter.  Both gift sets also include unique and tasty recipes.

Naples, FL — Holiday shopping for the perfect gift for family and friends just got a lot easier.  Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters is pleased to announce gift packs featuring their delicious and all-natural spreads are now available on Amazon Prime.

Betsy's Best 5-Jat gift box of gourmet nut and seed butters makes the perfect Holiday, birthday, or anniversary present.Betsy’s Best is offering two unique and convenient holiday gift options.  The 5-jar nut butter gift pack features all of the Betsy’s Best gourmet nut and seed butters in an attractive gift box. The two-jar gift tube is ideal as a gift for co-workers, teachers and friends or as a stocking stuffer and includes their two best selling butters – Cinnamon Almond Butter and Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. The nut butter gift packs also contain holiday recipes that both kids and adults alike will fall for.  Hand-crafted by founder and CEO Betsy Opyt, her recipes will provide inspiration on how to create simple-to-prepare healthy meals and treats that feature Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters.

“I always love to give the gift of good health during the holiday season”, says Betsy.  “I’ve been giving my gourmet nut and seed butters as gifts for a long time now.  They are low in sugar, non-GMO, preservative free and packed with superfood ingredients that are as tasty as they are good for you. This year, we’ve created a special and easy way for everyone to give the gift of good health with our new Betsy’s Best seed and nut butter gift packs.”

Available while supplies last, the gift sets have been introduced just in time for the winter holiday season. Food gifting has become an increasingly popular gift option over the past decade.   Market research firm Packaged Facts reported food gift sales in the US will approach $20 billion in 2018, with more than half of purchases occurring for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

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Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters Hit the Shelves at All Sprouts Farmers Market in Florida

Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters Hit the Shelves at All Sprouts Farmers Market in Florida

Naples, FL (November 13, 2018) — Betsy’s Best, maker of delicious  and wholesome gourmet nut and seed butters, announced today their most recent partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market, the Phoenix-based Betsy Opyt And Her Natural Nut Butters At Spouts Floridaspecialty grocery chain.  Betsy’s Best gourmet spreads, including Cinnamon Almond Butter, Cinnamon Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Seed Butter and Cardamom Cashew Butter, are now available at Sprouts in all six Florida stores.  Sprouts has plans to further expand in the Sunshine State, and Betsy’s Best will be available in early 2019 at new locations in Jacksonville, Miramar, Clearwater, Deerfield Beach, Jupiter and Naples.

Betsy Opyt is the President, CEO and driving force behind Betsy’s Best. As a Registered Dietitian and former Miss Indiana, Betsy has been touring the country sharing her passion for healthy, great-tasting spreads that make eating well a lot easier. Crafted with all-natural ingredients and superfoods such as chia seeds, organic honey and cardamom, Betsy’s Best Nut and Seed Butters have become a national hit because of their unique taste and texture with a crave-ability factor that customers say is “love at first taste.”

“Chemicals and artificial food ingredients junk up otherwise healthy and delicious foods like peanut butter”, says Betsy. “All of my gourmet nut butters and seed butters are preservative free, low in sugar, and non-GMO Project Verified. To help you enjoy them even more I have created over 200 healthy recipes that feature my gourmet seed and nut butters. They are loved by kids and adults alike.”

“Sprouts’ passion is helping their customers on their healthy living journeys by inspiring and empowering clean eating and living a better life,” says Betsy. “We feel the same way at Betsy’s Best, and we excited to have a retail partner whose values are so close to our own.”    

Sprouts Farmers Market ranked number 20 on STORES Magazine’s 2018 Hot 100 Retailers. This annual list ranks the nation’s fastest-growing retail companies by year-over-year domestic sales growth. Sprouts previously ranked number 30 in 2017 and 23 in 2016.

About Sprouts Farmers Market

Spouts Farmers Market is a Hot 100 RetailerSprouts Farmers Market, Inc. specializes in fresh, natural and organic products at prices that appeal to everyday grocery shoppers.  Based on the belief that healthy food should be affordable, Sprouts’ welcoming environment and knowledgeable team members continue to drive its growth.  Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes an array of fresh produce in the heart of the store, a deli with prepared entrees and sides dishes, The Butcher Shop and The Fish Market at Sprouts, an expansive vitamins and supplements department and more.  Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Sprouts employs more than 28,000 team members and operates more than 300 stores in 19 states from coast to coast.

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How To Make Chocolate Dipped Apples

How To Make Chocolate Dipped Apples

Are you wondering how to make chocolate dipped apples? Apples, a superfood fruit, sure are good for you, so why not turn them into a delicious and healthy dessert. Dipping them into a relatively low-sugar dark chocolate provides the perfect contrast between sweet and tart.  Even better, making this wonderful treat is fairly simple.

How to Make Chocolate Dipped Apples in 5 Easy Steps:

Step 1: Core the apples

Select 2 apples to core. There are two ways you can approach taking the core out of the apple.  First, you can buy an apple corer.  This device makes it super easy to remove the core.  Your other option is to cut the apple in half and cut out the core using a knife.   By removing the core your chocolate dipped apples will be more enjoyable to eat. It is also important if you want to stuff your apples with some yummy surprises (see Betsy’s recipe below.)

Step 2: Melt the chocolate

Place 1 cup of dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl.  Pour 1/4 tsp of coconut oil onto the chips. Microwave for thirty seconds and stir. Microwave at 30 second intervals until the chocolate is smooth and creamy. (Hint: The oil helps the chocolate to harden and not stay in liquid form.)

Step 3: Dip your apple into the chocolate

Place your apple into the bowl and swirl it through the chocolate until covered.  Use a spoon to scoop any left ober chocolate onto the apple.

Step 4: Let the chocolate dipped apples cool and dry.

Place the apples onto wax paper, place in refrigerator, and allow the chocolate to cool and dry to the touch.

Step 5: The most important part!

Enjoy your chocolate dipped apples!

Yield: 2 apples

Now that you know how to make chocolate dipped apples, it is time to make them into a gourmet treat.

Betsy’s Nut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Apples Recipe (pictured above)

These apples are a healthier and tastier version of the traditional caramel apple. The gourmet nut butter surprise inside is the best part! You can choose from Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Almond Butter, Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter, or Cardamom Cashew Butter. Allergic to nuts? Use Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter instead. All 5 nut and seed butters are gourmet treats. Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Nut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Apple Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, cored
  • 2 T of any Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter
  • ¼ C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ C white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp coconut oil

Nut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Dipped Apples Directions:

Stuff Betsy’s Best into the apple’s hollowed-out core. Melt chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-second increments, stirring between. Dip the bottom half of apple in chocolate and coat with a knife. Let chocolate cool. Melt white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 15-second increments, stirring between. Use knife to coat upper half of the apple. Let chocolate cool completely before eating.

Drizzle some caramel or butterscotch onto your chocolate dipped apples for another twist and roll in crushed nuts to finish it off!

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

Betsy’s cinnamon sweet potato fries are the perfect side for summer grilling. After all, what is a better combination than sweet potato and cinnamon? These sweet potato almond butter fries are to die for, and you can’t stop at just one! Feel good as you fill up with the perfect combination of protein and healthy carbs. Loaded with vitamin A, fiber, and the goodness of chia with keep you coming back for more.

Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

1 large sweet potato, sliced like fries

1 tbsp. sunflower oil (or canola)

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp. coarse kosher salt

Black pepper, to taste

Step By Step Sweet Potato Fries Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F.

Step 2: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (to avoid mess).

Step 3: In a small bowl, whisk together Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Seed Butter, oil, salt and peppers. Set aside.

Step 4: Put sweet potato strips in a medium bowl and pour liquid mixture over top. Use spoon or hands to coat each potato strip.

Step 5: Transfer sweet potato fries to cookie sheet, spreading them out to allow for even baking.

Step 6: Bake 15 minutes, then remove pan and use a spatula to flip the fries. Bake another 20 minutes.

Step 6: Remove pan and flip one more time. Bake 5-10 minutes – until fries are slightly crisp.

Step 7: Enjoy your cinnamon sweet potato fries!

Say good-bye to regular french fries. Our cinnamon sweet potato fries are so healthy and super delicious it will be a family favorite for sure. Please let us know how much you liked this healthy side dish recipe.  Was it #LoveAtFirstTaste?

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

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Simple Asian Slaw Recipe

Simple Asian Slaw Recipe

This is not only a simple Asian slaw recipe but one of Betsy’s favorites. The flavor of this slaw is absolutely to die for and a family favorite. It is a great side dish, but often we will add shrimp and kelp noodles and create an entree.

Ingredients:

1/4 C Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 ½ cup shredded carrots

3 cups shredded purple cabbage

1 scallion, chopped

1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

2 Tbsp red-wine vinegar

2 Tbsp raw suga

2 Tbsp oil

½ tsp sea salt

Step By Step Asian Slaw Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Stir vinegar and sugar in large bowl until sugar dissolves.

Step 2: Whisk in Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter, oil and salt.

Step 3: Toss with cabbage, carrots, scallions and chopped cilantro.

Step 4: Enjoy your satisfyingly healthy salad!

A colorful dish and loaded with great nutrients and fiber. This is one coleslaw recipe that you will have to pass along to friends.! Did you #TasteTheDifference?  Did you alter the recipe with some of your own great ideas? Where does this simple asian slaw recipe fit on your list of best salads?

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