February 6, 2014
In-shell Pistachio, Honey and Hazelnut Spread Roll-Ups ♥ In-shell Pistachios Recipe Redux Sponsored Contest
It seems the idea of snacks to manage weight is finally being embraced. There are so many good reasons to snack that the Pistachio Health Institute and Paramount Farms teamed up with The Recipe Redux to sponsor a contest to pair In-shell Pistachios with other healthy foods to make the Ultimate Snack.
In-shell pistachios have always been one of my favorite nuts to snack on and during my school years there was always a faint red color to my fingertips (baby boomers will remember!).
Now that I am older and wiser, it is not only the taste of in-shell pistachios but the healthy benefit of eating them that makes me happy it is my nut of choice.
A one-ounce serving of in-shell pistachios (about 49 nuts) is more nuts per serving than any other snack nut, and better yet, a reduced serving of about 30 in-shell pistachios is just under 100 calories.
Since this blog is all about how to control blood glucose levels, this challenge was important to me. The best way I know to combat Diabetes is to start the kids off right, getting them to embrace the healthy foods they need to take with them into their adult lives. The snacks they consume are just as important as the meals they eat. Life is so true of that statement "You are what you eat".
This snack plate is full of kid-friendly foods that they will be happy to eat. No feeding the dog under the table or burying it in their napkin. In front of the TV, the game consoles, right after school when they are most hungry and even as something to munch on while watching TV before bedtime, it is portable.
Toss a few in their lunch boxes to take to school. Carry a bunch in your Soccer Mom pocketbook or for their backpacks.
In-shell Pistachios + hazelnut spread + honey + whole grain bread = One Un-Tradable Snack
This snack is fun from start to finish, from the cracking open the In-shell Pistachios to the final rolls. So easy, as a roll-up or stacked. Kids love foods they can play with.
Important: remember with younger children, use plastic party forks that can be bought at any party center and in most dollar stores.
Add these to a plate with their favorite fruits and a glass of chocolate milk.
What's not to love? Made a great snack while I was writing this post.
“I received free pistachio samples from the Pistachio Health Institute mentioned in this post. By posting this pairing I am entering a contest sponsored by Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”