Nuts are one of the best foods you can nosh on because they're full of healthy fats, contain protein and fiber to fill you up, are cholesterol-free, and they're a great snack you can easily pack with you wherever you go. A serving size of nuts is one ounce, which is about a handful. Considering my handful and my hubby's handful look a lot different, I thought it'd be good to go over what exactly one ounce of nuts looks like. Take this quiz to see if you know.
We're dying to know the recipe that Lauren's friends used to make this amazing-looking curry.Our friends recently treated us to a delicious yellow curry served over rice! Scrumptious and full of a ton of flavor!
The little cranberry, such an under appreciated fruit. For years cranberry juice has been thought to reduce or eliminate urinary tract infections, but more recent studies have also linked this tiny tart goodie with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits along with benefits in fighting heart disease and cancer. Reacquaint yourself with cranberries in this yummy holiday cranberry smoothie.
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It's no secret that I'm nuts for nuts. From peanuts and almonds to cashews and walnuts, I'm a fan. A perfect snack for folks on the go, they satiate a hungry tummy while providing a healthy dose of fat and protein.
Once upon a time, they were all the same to me. Now I pay attention to which nut I'm eating and how it benefits my diet so I can feel better about what I'm tossing on my salad or into my brownie mix. Almonds, a quick snack fix, and cashews, an age-old favorite, are the two nuts I feast on the most. To see how they fare against each other, check out my side-by-side comparison.
When it comes to holiday presents, the men in my life are incredibly easy to please: Both my dad and my guy love to receive gourmet gifts, like quality fruits and nuts. Hence, I knew this recipe for smoky cashews would be the perfect edible gift for both of them. If you're strapped for both time and cash, this gift is your best bet: It only requires a few unfussy ingredients and 20 minutes of time. For a holiday offering that you'll be proud to present, read more
I especially love the hot and cold food bar, salad bar, and the deli.
I used to - and I stress USED TO - love the bulk foods section. There was a time in the recent past when I bought everything in bulk: popcorn kernels, brown rice, whole wheat flour, chocolate chips, granola, quinoa, split peas, dried cherries, dried mango, herbs, spices - If it was in bulk, I bought it.
I felt good about getting the foods I loved for cheaper, in the quantities I needed, and without all that unnecessary packaging.
Yeah, I felt great about it until a few days ago. I went to get a little baggie full of salted cashews (my fave), and as I opened the clear plastic lid, something flew out. YES!!! Something flew out of the cashews.
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For those on-the-go nights, when you're in the door and out the door with very little time for a meal, don't order take out or pick up something premade from the store, make yourself a quick, healthy, and delicious turkey salad sandwich. Portable and easy to digest on the go, this recipe calls for only a small amount of mayonnaise and is packed with flavor. Dried fruits and nuts are interesting additions that meld surprisingly well due to the sweetness of the apricots and the crunch of the cashews. This sandwich is also a scrumptious selection for an afternoon picnic. For the recipe, please read more
With high blood pressure in my family, I try to avoid foods that contain high amounts of sodium. But it's tough to find pre-packaged crunchy snacks that fit that bill.
Check out their Organic Trail Mix (it's so new - it's not even on their website yet). The packaging is clear so you can see the almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, whole cashews, raisins, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate chips - all ingredients prefaced with the word "organic."
On the back, they list each ingredient separately and explain why they chose them.
- Cashews contain 75% unsaturated fat so even though they're shaped like a kidney, they're good for your heart.
- Pumpkin seeds provide high levels of phytosterols, which are believed to lower cholesterol.
- Dried Cranberries are vibrant in both taste and antioxidant activity.
So snack away, knowing you're giving your body a healthy energy boost, with zero sodium.