Go Nuts for Healthy Snacking
Got a case of the nibbles? Instead of reaching for chips or candy, try eating nuts instead. They may be high in fat, but a lot of it is the heart-healthy variety, which can lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Nuts are also a great source of nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber. And if that’s not impressive enough, they can even help alleviate inflammation and the symptoms of type 2 diabetes! That’s a lot of benefits packed into such a small snack.
You can get the most out of these benefits by choosing your nuts carefully. This Good Food guide walks you through the individual advantages of various nuts, and offers recipe suggestions to incorporate them into your meals. If you prefer eating nuts on their own, pay attention to how they’re prepared. Sugary coatings and extra oils counteract nutritional value; you can compromise with dry-roasted or lightly salted, but the healthiest option is plain and raw. Even then, don’t forget that you can have too much of a good thing! Nuts contain a lot of calories, so be careful with bulk canisters and the never-ending peanut bowls you find at restaurants and bars. All you need is 28 grams, or one ounce, per serving.
One simple way to limit your portions is using smaller nut bowls, and our prep bowl sets are perfectly sized for the job! They’re also convenient to keep around for tossing shells, and they come in a variety of trendy colors. With the fun flecks of our Confetti collection, you can easily brighten up your walnut bowls to turn healthy food into a celebration.