Culinistas's Kitchen

We Go Nuts for Nuts!

by The Culinistas

It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and school is right around the corner. With school comes lunch boxes and a chaotic week filled with a need for snacks that you can grab and go. Nuts are nothing novel but take a read to learn more about our favorites, and why. Almonds, brazil nuts and cashews are some of our favorites to spice up your yogurt in the morning, satisfy your sweet tooth or give you an extra boost of power in the afternoon. 

Almonds

These gems deliver a ton of nutrients like fiber, protein, healthy fats and Vitamin E. 

Fiber, protein and healthy fats help keep you feeling full for a longer period of time. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals that in turn lowers the rates of cancer, Alhemizer’s and heart disease as well as helping with anti-aging benefits.  

Try one of favorite almond focused recipes from Food52, Dorie Greenspan's 3 Ingredient Almond Crackle Cookies

Brazil Nuts

Brazil nuts are among the richest dietary sources of selenium, an essential mineral with antioxidant properties. Selenium plays an important role in reproduction, metabolism, and immune health while balancing your hormones. One Brazil nut a day will meet the daily recommended adult allowance of 55 micrograms of Selenium and help keep your body in tip top shape.

Try a new twist on pesto with this Food and Wine classic, Roasted Broccoli with Brazil-Nut Pesto

Cashews

These delicious nuts are packed with high levels of monounsaturated fats that improve your blood cholesterol levels and decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease. These monounsaturated fats are considered to be “healthy” and can help you feel full and satisfied throughout the day, which could help result in weight loss since you may feel the need to snack less.

These Crunchy Cashew-Sesame Bars from Epicurious are a delicious way to eat cashews on the go!


A special thanks to Sylvie Rosokofffor the beautiful photograph.