Supermarket RD’s Pick: Besty’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butter

Calling all nut butter lovers! Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters add an extra boost of flavor and nutrition in each jar.
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Disclosure: Besty’s Best did not sponsor this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own to share healthy items found in your grocery store to RDelicious Kitchen readers.
Confession: I have 7 nut butter jars open at the currently at the moment. I LOVE nut butters. Nut butters make an appearance minimum 1-2 times in a day within my meals and snacks.
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I stopped by Betsy’s Best booth at FNCE this year on the expo floor and I was blown away by the flavor of these nut & seed butters. Each variety has chia seeds mixed right in. I usually top my peanut butter toast with chia seeds in the morning, so this takes away that extra step! Plus, the extra addition of cinnamon or cardamom added in makes it extra delicious.

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Besty Opyt is a Registered Dietitian, personal trainer, and founder of Besty’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters. Known as “Betsy Crocker” she was always finding creative ways to make tasty – yet healthy – food for my friends. So began Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters.

Betsy’s Best gourmet nut & seed butters are made with, natural ingredients. The Gourmet Peanut, Almond, Cashew Butter, and Seed Butter, are mixed with unique flavors like cinnamon and chia seeds, to create products that are totally nutritious, delicious and different.

Be on the look out for Besty’s Best at the grocery store!

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Supermarket RD’s Pick: Kodiak Cakes

Breakfast just got a little more exciting (and filling) with this week’s Supermarket RD’s Pick: Kodiak Cakes.
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I love making pancakes, but I typically only have time to make them on the weekends. A product like Kodiak Cakes makes it that much easier to enjoy pancakes any morning. There are few pancake mixes on the supermarket shelves that many dietitian’s will confidently recommend, but Kodiak Cakes is one of them!
Supermarket RD's Pick: Kodiak Cakes via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenKodiak Cakes use hearty 100% whole grains and oat flour with egg whites, honey, and nonfat dried milk. They contain no added fat, sugar or cholesterol. Two 4″ pancakes are 130 calories, 7 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and only 2 grams of sugar! I recommend to top these delicious whole grain pancakes with fruit and nuts or a nut butter for a balanced breakfast.
Supermarket RD's Pick: Kodiak Cakes via RDelicious Kitchen @RD_KitchenPancake Pro Tip: Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes after you whisk ingredients together. It will allow the leavening agents to work their magic resulting in a fluffy pancakes.

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kodiak pancakes with strawberries

Banana Whole Grain Pancakes

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 1x

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Kodiak Cake mix
  • 3/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat griddle or pan to medium heat. Coat with nonstick cooking spray
  2. Whisk power cakes mix, milk, banana, and cinnamon together in a large bowl.
  3. Using 1/4 cup, pour batter onto pan. Once small bubbles form on top of batter, flip. Continue until using all batter.
  4. Optional toppings: berries, peanut butter, Greek yogurt

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Supermarket RD’s Pick: Hilary’s Veggie Burgers

Don’t skip the frozen aisle at your next trip to the grocery store or you’ll miss this Supermarket RD’s Pick – Hilary’s Veggie Burgers.
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The frozen aisle can be tricky to navigate, because 1) It’s cold! My plan is to always go up and down that aisle a little faster. 2) Everything is boxed up in these nice eye appealing boxes or packaging, so you really have to read the label to know what you are getting.
Veggie burgers can be tricky, because all veggie burgers will not have any animal sources, but sometimes they can be packed with fillers and other odd ingredients.

When I look for a good veggie burger, of course I want to look for one packed with veggies. I’ve seen some so called “veggie burgers” on the shelves with literally one vegetable listed all the way at the end of the ingredient list.
Supermarket RD's Pick: Hilary's Veggie Burgers via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenI’ve talked about another veggie burger variety before, but I just tried Hilary’s for the first time and I am quite impressed about these as well. I mean, the front of their package does day “World’s Best Veggie Burger”, so I had to see what the hype was about.
The one thing that stuck out to me the most was these veggie burgers are made from real food ingredients and free from common allergens – corn free, dairy free, egg free, gluten free, nut free, soy free. Then my culinary taste buds kicked in when I was reading the ingredient list. These burgers are packed with a variety of veggies and whole grains.

Whole Grain Cooked Millet*, Whole Grain Cooked Quinoa*, Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil*, Sweet Potatoes*, Leafy Greens (One or more of the following: Arugula, Beet Greens, Chard, Collards, Dandelion, Kale, Parsley, Spinach, Turnip Greens)*, Onions*, Redmond’s Real Salt®, Apple Cider Vinegar*, Psyllium Husk Powder*, Arrowroot*, Garlic* *Organic (ingredients from the original veggie burger)

They also have quite a variety of flavors and even expanded to dressings. Check out all of their products here.

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Need new ideas how to enjoy your veggie burger? Here is another great guide from Produce For Kids.

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How do you like to enjoy your veggie burgers?
What is your favorite veggie burger brand?

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Supermarket RD’s Pick: Dave’s Killer Bread

Avocado toast, sandwiches, french toast – what bread should you use? Look for a hearty whole grain like bread like this week’s Supermarket RD’s Pick: Dave’s Killer Bread.
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The bread aisle can be very confusing at the grocery store. There are just too many to choose from. Multi-grain, whole grain, 17 seed grain – how do you know what is a healthy choice? First off, choose a whole grain.
Following is the official definition of whole grains, approved and endorsed by the Whole Grains Council in May 2004:*
Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in their original proportions. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked), the food product should deliver the same rich balance of nutrients that are found in the original grain seed.
This definition means that 100% of the original kernel – all of the bran, germ, and endosperm – must be present to qualify as a whole grain.

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I’ve featured a bread company for one of my picks before. Do you remember how to make sure your whole grain bread is truly a whole grain bread? The first word that should be listed is the word “whole”. That is ensuring that the bran, germ, and endosperm are all present.
Look out for the word “enriched” that often creeps in before the word “whole” on the ingredient list. This means that niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid, and iron are added in because the key nutrients coming from the bran and germ were stripped out in the first place during the refining process. Enriched bread offers benefits over your standard white bread, but going for a less processed option with it’s natural nutritious ingredients is your best bet.
Supermarket RD's Pick: Dave's Killer Bread via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenSo, why is this Dave’s Killer Bread my pick? It’s packed with all kinds of whole grains: whole wheat flour, millet, barley, spelt, brown rice, rye, amaranth, kamut, quinoa, buckwheat, sorghum, plus more! Plus packed with seeds like flax seed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and more! It’s so hearty which will help keep you full.

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They also varieties in thin-sliced! Skip those low cal, cardboard tasting breads in the aisles and try Dave’s Killer Bread, thin-sliced. You get the same hearty, wholesome, and filling ingredients, but simply less calories.

Supermarket RD's Pick: Dave's Killer Bread via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenAlong with a delicious product, Dave’s Killer Bread has an awesome story. They believe everyone is capable of greatness and they believe in the power of reinvention, and are committed to turning second chances into lasting change. Learn more about their story here.
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Supermarket RD’s Pick: Pressed by KIND

Can another bar makes it’s mark on the grocery store shelves? I think so! That’s why I picked Pressed by KIND as this week’s Supermarket RD’s Pick.
Supermarket RD's Pick: Pressed by KIND via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenIt’s no secret I love KIND bars, so I was super excited when I saw this new line – Pressed by KIND.
Not only do they taste delicious; each bar is made with five simple ingredients or less – only fruit, vegetables or chia (with no sugar added!).
If you haven’t heard, KIND created the Nutrition Collective, a group of registered dietitians to work collectively with KIND to help people be kinder to their bodies. As a member, you get wide range of resources like nutrition information, product samples, coupons, early access to KIND’s health and wellness initiatives. If you are interested in joining, apply here.
Supermarket RD's Pick: Pressed by KIND via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenTheir latest newsletter featured these new Pressed by KIND bars.

According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, one component of a healthy diet includes a variety of whole fruits and vegetables. From fresh to dried to frozen – vegetables and fruits are nutritious in all forms! Though daily recommendations vary based on age and activity level, adults who are somewhat physically active should consume 1 ½-2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables per day.

When you are “pressed” for time these Pressed by KIND bars come in handy. Each Pressed by KIND™ bar counts as 1 cup of fruit or 50% of the recommended daily fruit intake according to the USDA MyPlate guidelines. Plus, they are:

  • gluten free
  • good source of fiber
  • non-GMO
  • no preservatives
  • dairy free
  • vegan

SignatureDisclosure: KIND did not sponsor this post. Although I am part of KIND’s Nutrition Collective and received samples of the new Pressed by KIND bars, all thoughts and opinions are my own to share healthy items found in your grocery store to RDelicious Kitchen readers.

Supermarket RD’s Pick: Larabar Bites

Looking for the perfect little bite size energy snack? No need to take out your food processor to make your own homemade energy bites. Save time with this Supermarket RD’s Pick: Larabar Bites!
Supermarket RD's Pick: Larabar Bites via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenI’m not going to lie, I always have to try the newest bar that hits the shelves, but sometimes they land in my pantry only that one time. Others like, like Larabars, will always be seen in my pantry for a better-for-you grab and go snack. I like Larabars concept of “food made from food”. They believe that the foundation of a sound mind, body and spirit is derived from what you eat – and what you eat is most delicious and satisfying when it’s in a whole, natural state.
So when it comes to ingredients in their products, they include simple and recognizable ingredients and “anything else just gets in the way.”
Supermarket RD's Pick: Larabar Bites via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenI’m sure you know about the Larabar bars, but have you seen the NEW bites? If you are like me you have made your own homemade Larabars/energy bites before. I mean it’s only a few ingredients to whip up on a food processor. Seems simple, but if you have a tiny food processor that isn’t very powerful, it can be quite the messy production. Larabar makes it much simpler for ya!
Supermarket RD's Pick: Larabar Bites via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenThe new Larabar Bites are made with six simple ingredients. The mint chocolate truffle flavor is simply dates, almonds, fair trade chocolate chips, cocoa powder, peppermint oil, and coconut flour. A label reading tip that many dietitian’s preach it to look for a shorter ingredient list with familiar ingredients. I’d say for a for an indulgent truffle taste, this is a pretty sweet snack. (no pun intended)

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The Larabar Bites flavors are:

  • Cherry Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Macaroon
  • Double Chocolate Brownie
  • Mint Chocolate Truffle

I’ve tried all flavors and it’s pretty hard to pick a favorite. Which flavor are you going to try first?
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Supermarket RD’s Pick: Campoverde Fruit and Veggie Blenders

Green smoothies just got so much easier with the help of this week’s Supermarket RD’s Pick: Campoverde Fruit & Veggie Blenders.
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Looking for an even easier way to enjoy a green smoothie? Smoothies are an easy way to up the ante of your daily fruit and veggie intake. Now your fruits and veggies can come all in one package. Grab your blender then dump, pour, and blend. It can’t get much easier then that!
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I have made my own smoothie bags before and I do recommend that meal prep trick, but many are looking for convenience and these fruit & veggie blenders are the perfect answer. Each blender packet has one full serving of fruits and vegetables.
Supermarket RD's Pick: Campoverde Smoothie Packets via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenI recommend adding a low-fat milk or kefir as the base to add a serving of dairy (with protein). You can keep it as simple as that or boost it up by adding ground flax, chia, or hemp hearts.

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Supermarket RD’s Pick: Campoverde Fruit and Veggie Blenders

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Yield: 1-2 1x

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Ingredients

  • 1 packet Campoverde Fruit & Veggie Blenders
  • 8 ounces low-fat milk (or non-dairy milk
  • (optional add-ins) flaxseed, chia seed, or hemp hearts

Instructions

  1. Simply place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. For a thicker consistency, add ice. For a thinner consistency, add water.

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Supermarket RD's Pick: Nourish Snacks

Need a little pick-me-up in the afternoon? Fuel up on a snack that is nutritious and delicious that can curb all flavor cravings with this week’s Supermarket RD’s Pick: Nourish Snacks.
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Have you tried Nourish Snacks before? Just launching about over a year ago, Nourish Snacks are making their mark in the snacking department as a convenient, portion-controlled, and nutrient-dense snack.
Supermarket RD's Pick: Nourish Snacks via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenNearly 25% of our daily calories come from snacks, so it’s important we make these snacks count, nutritionally.  Joy Bauer, RDN, nutrition expert of the TODAY Show and founder of Nourish Snacks, set out to create a nutritious grab-and-go snack that can work for any kind of snacker.
Supermarket RD's Pick: Nourish Snacks via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenWith a wide variety of flavor combinations, there is sure to be a Nourish Snack that you’ll like. From sweet, salty, chewy, and crunchy, each combination has a balance of protein and fiber to help you feel energized and satisfied.

Supermarket RD's Pick: Nourish Snacks via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenAll Nourish Snacks are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian-friendly and free of bioengineered ingredients. You can always find me with snacks stashed in my purse or glove compartment in my car. Just the other day, I was stuck in rush hour traffic and my stomach started grumbling.. it was a snackergency. Nourish Snacks to the rescue!
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Supermarket RD’s Pick: Way Better Snacks Chips

Looking for a better-for-you chip to go with that dip? Look no further! Way Better Snacks are sprouted whole grains & seeds corn tortilla chips and this week’s Supermarket RD’s Pick.
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Supermarket RD's Pick: Way Better Snacks Chips via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
Super Bowl is this weekend! I’m all about football, but food is just as important for the big game. If you are still looking for recipes to make for the big game, head on over to my 15 (healthier) game day appetizers recipe round-up post for some ideas. I’m still in the works of narrowing down what I’m going to make. I want to make them all!
Along with all these game day recipes, every good dip needs a good chip. Skip the generic run of the mill boring chip… I’ve got a way better chip that I think you’ll like. (pun intended!)
Supermarket RD's Pick: Way Better Snacks Chips via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenWay Better Snacks tortilla chips use unprocessed sprouted whole grains and seeds to create their chips. They use ingredients that you know of (and how to pronounce) like organic sprouted brown rice, organic sprouted flaxseed, organic sprouted quinoa, etc. Check out all ingredients here.
So what exactly does sprouted mean?
We all know that seeds, grains and beans play an important role in a healthy diet, but their nutrients can be increased multifold through the process of germination. Germination releases enzymes specifically designed to start the seed on its way to becoming a plant, which in turn consolidates nutrients. Sprouted foods are high in fiber, helps neutralize and remove waste from the body. (source)
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Looking for a dip to go with these chips? Try some of these recipes:
Spicy Adzuki Bean Hummus via The Foodie Dietitian
White Bean and Roasted Garlic Dip via Meal Makeover Moms
Edamame Dip via Running to the Kitchen
Pineapple Guacamole via Gimme Some Oven
Creamy Kale and Spinach Dip via Minimalist Baker
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Supermarket RD’s Pick: Enlightened Roasted Broad Beans

Ever heard of broad beans? These roasted legumes are a high protein and fiber filled snack making them this week’s Supermarket RD’s Pick.
Supermarket RD's Pick via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenSome foods have more than one name, including this Supermarket RD’s Pick, the broad bean. You may recognize this legume also known as fava bean, butter bean, or English bean.
2016 has been named the International Year of Pulses creating awareness about “pulses”, also known as grain legumes, which are a group of 12 crops that includes dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils. They are high in protein, fiber, and various vitamins.
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You want to make your snacks count. The mistake I see often is grabbing a snack in between meals for that extra boost of energy, but it lacks the fiber and protein to keep that boost of energy long lasting until the next meal. You don’t want to sacrifice flavor either! Snacks should be enjoyable. Enlightened roasted broad beans come in a variety of flavors you can choose from. My personal favorite is the garlic & onion flavor.
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Supermarket RD's Pick: Enlightened Roasted Broad Beans via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
A few ways you can add roasted broad beans to your day:

  • Add to a trial mix
  • Top on a salad for crunch
  • Crush and use as a breading
  • or simple enjoy as is!

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