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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Pork Tenderloin with Seed Butter Quinoa Stuffing

Pork Tenderloin with Seed Butter Quinoa Stuffing

Betsy’s pork tenderloin with sunflower seed butter quinoa stuffing is a must try recipe! Toss the bread and use a gluten-free superfood stuffing instead!  A higher fiber and protein loaded stuffing will not only stuff your pork tenderloin, but fill your belly.  A flavorful combination of quinoa and Betsy’s Best Gourmet Sunflower Seed Butter makes this stuffing unique and an amazing compliment to the pork. You can serve the pork stuffed or keep the stuffing as a side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

1/4 C uncooked quinoa

1/2 C water

2 Tbsp grapeseed oil

1/2 onion, chopped

1 cloves garlic, chopped

1 small apples – peeled, cored and chopped

1/4 C raisins

2 Tbsp sunflower seeds

4 button mushrooms, chopped

2 Tbsp white wine

1 (1 pound) pork tenderloin

1 pinch ground cinnamon

1 pinch garam masala, or to taste

salt and ground black pepper to taste

Step By Step Quinoa Stuffing Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Cook the 1/4 c quinoa and 1/2 c water according to package directions.

Step 2: Heat the oil in a skillet and sauce the onion, garlic, apples, raisins, sunflower seeds, and mushrooms until the onion has softened and turned translucent. In a bowl combine the white wine and Betsy’s Best and stir to dissolve. Stir in the Betsy’s Best mixture, and cook another 1-2 min until some of the liquid has evaporated. Combine the apple mixture and quinoa until evenly mixed; set aside.

Step 3: Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).  Slice the tenderloin from the top to the bottom lengthwise maintaining one edge intact so you can open like a book. Open the two sides and place between two sheets of heavy plastic on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the tenderloin with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Season the tenderloin on both sides with cinnamon, garam masala, salt, and black pepper. Spoon the quinoa filling onto the tenderloin, then roll up and secure with kitchen twine or toothpicks. Place onto a roasting pan.  Roast in the preheated oven until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the filling should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Cover with aluminum foil, and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Step 4: Enjoy your quinoa stuffing with the pork tenderloin or as a side dish!

Betsy’s sunflower seed butter infused quinoa stuffing this is a sure fire dinner party crowd pleaser! Please let us know if you #TasteTheDifference!

 

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Are Sunflower Seeds Good For You?

If you are wondering about the health benefits of sunflower seeds, Betsy Opyt, a registered Dietitian, has the answer.  It’s time to shed a little light on the bright and colorful sunflower. Known as one of the most colorful and largest flowers, this ray of sunshine provides seeds that meet many needs for the body.

Sunflower seeds are rich in:

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  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Antioxidants

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Use discount code – SUNFLOWER for a 10% discount on your next order of delicious Betsy’s Best Gourmet Sunflower Seed Butter and our Nut Butters, too. Enjoy!

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Buckwheat Granola Clusters

Gluten free goes glamorous with Betsy’s recipe for buckwheat granola clusters! Sprouted buckwheat adds more nutrition to this tasty snack while hemp and chia seeds add more protein and fiber. Fuel up and feel good with a granola blend that will keep you thin and satisfied. Trust Betsy! This is one deliciously healthy breakfast treat.

Granola Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

1 cup buckwheat, soaked overnight, drained then sprouted

1 tbsp. chia seeds

1 tbsp. hemp seeds

1 tbsp. coconut oil

1/2 cup your favorite nut

1/2 cup your favorite dried fruit

1/4 tsp. sea salt

2 tbsp. honey

1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional) added after baking

Step By Step Buckwheat Granola Clusters Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2: Mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss until coated.

Step 3: Use a parchment or wax paper over a cookie sheet and evenly spread the granola mixture.

Step 4: Bake for 10 min.

Step 5: Taking a spoon, toss the granola mixture to evenly bake.

Step 6: Return to oven and bake another 5 minutes. Be careful to not burn the mixture.

Step 7: Cool the mixture. Sprinkle chocolate chips over granola and store in an airtight container, or freeze if not consuming it within the week.

Step 8: Enjoy your buckwheat granola clusters!

Betsy’s Tip: Change it up and add some cocoa powder for a healthy chocolate flavored sprouted buckwheat granola indulgence.

Trust what you read from Betsy. She is a registered Dietitian and the 2015 Florida Young Mother of the Year.  She truly believes breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so long as it is designed to fuel your success.  Her recipe for buckwheat granola clusters fits the bill. Not only are these clusters loaded with superfood nutrients, they are also loaded with flavor thanks to Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Seed Butter.!

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Hoisin Fish Recipe

Fishing for a good fish recipe? This dish has a nice twist with the combination of hoisin, the tang of dijon mustard, balanced with the sweet spice of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Seed Butter. Add this marinade to your favorite fish for a combination that will compliment any fish!

Hoisin Fish Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

1/4 c hoisin sauce

3 t Dijon Mustard

3 tsp rice vinegar

4 cuts of white fish such as cod, flounder, or tilapia

Step By Step Hoisin Fish Recipe Directions:

Step 1: In a small bowl combine all ingredients and stir until incorporated.

Step 2: In a small baking dish, add fish and top with sauce.

Step 3: Bake about 12-15 min depending on thickness of fish.

Step 4: Fish is done when flakes apart with a fork.

Step 5: Enjoy your hoisin fish!

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