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Add healthy nuts to any meal of the day. Here, sliced almonds and candied walnuts are used to top French toast and pancakes. Photo courtesy Hershey Resorts.

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KAREN HOCHMAN is Editorial Director of THE NIBBLE.

 

 

January 2011
Last Updated April 2011

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Fruits & Nuts

Nuts & Health

Suggestions To Get Your Daily Serving Of Nuts

 

CAPSULE REPORT: This is page one of a two-page article about healthy nuts. Click on the black link below to visit Page 2.

 

Affordable Nuts

If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, peanuts are much more affordable than most other nuts. They typically cost just $2.99 per pound compared to double and triple that for almonds, pecans, walnuts and other varieties. But, as you’ve seen on the previous page, other nuts offer more nutritional value. Since you’re just eating one and a half ounces a day, it may fit into your budget.

 

Serving Suggestions: How To Use Your “Nut Quota”

You can snack on the nuts, of course. They’re an easily portable, grab-and-go snack. You can pre-scoop your portions into snack bags (and reuse those snack bags by filling the empties with more nuts).

In addition to snacking, there’s also plenty of opportunity to add chopped, halved or slivered nuts to:

  • Cereal, hot and cold
  • Grains (nuts and whole grains like barley and brown rice are a great pairing, since whole grains tend to have a nutty flavor)
  • Ice cream and frozen yogurt
  • General recipes (toast nuts in a pan for a few minutes and add to chicken, fish and vegetable dishes)
  • Salads: green salads; chicken, egg, tuna and pasta salads
  • Sandwiches and wraps
  • Yogurt, plain or flavored
  • Pancake toppers (nuts alone or nuts and fruit are great)
  • Lots more—the only limit is your imagination


There’s nothing left to say except: snack away—to the tune of 1.5 ounces per day.

  Yogurt Parfait
Instead (or in addition to) granola, add chopped nuts to your yogurt parfait. Photo courtesy Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.
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