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Nuts: One Powerful Little Ingredient


Nuts aren’t just for holidays and parties anymore! 
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Thanks to increased availability and a wealth of research on the health benefits of these powerful and tasty little ingredients, nuts are now a popular addition to many diets and restaurant menus.  Need some convincing?  Research has shown that nuts may help with:
Catherine Katz at Cuisinicity recently discussed these “bold and brazen” little guys and how they can boost health and flavor.  Here are a few of her favorites to add to your diet this week:

Walnuts – A  concentrated source of omega-3 fat, complete with both protein and fiber, as well as folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, along with other vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Try them in this Walnut-Crusted Wild Salmon, Berry Nutty Fig Smoothie or Roasted Beets Salad with Seared Tuna at Table 100 (Check out the recipe here.)

Pistachios – A great source of monounsaturated fat, protein and fiber and a rich source of potassium. Try them in this Lemon Pistachio Chicken or the Simply Elaia Salad at Bistro Elaia.

Almonds – A great source of both mono- and poly-unsaturated oils protein and fiber. They are a concentrated source of vitamin E, and good source of B vitamins and potassium.  Try them in this Almond Banana Smoothie or the Roasted Vegetable Salad at TooJays Gourmet Deli and Almond Crusted Seared Tuna Appetizer at F2O.

Find more about these favorite nuts along with even more recipes to enjoy The Boldness of Nuts on Cuisinicity.  Search for restaurants near you serving dietitian-recommended menu choices with nuts on HealthyDiningFinder.com.
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