Great Health Tip of the Day: Try a new spin on nuts!

May 8, 2012

Nuts are a very nutritious choice!  They are high in heart-healthy fats (unsaturated fats and omega-3s), fiber, and protein.  Studies show that eating nuts can be protective against heart disease and weight gain.  Be sure to enjoy nuts in moderation—1-2 ounces a day is best.  Here are some great ways to enjoy nuts:

  • Peanut butter, almond butter, and other nut butters.  Try Harmons fresh ground nut butters!  Eat it with a banana, whole grain crackers, on toast, or in a smoothie.
  • Mix a 1 ounce (about 22 almonds) of nuts with some dried fruit for a satisfying snack.
  • Sprinkle nuts on top of a salad, steamed vegetable, stew, or stir fry dish.
  • Mix into your yogurt.
  • Make a peanut sauce to put over a stir fry or use as a veggie dip.