February 9, 2014
Pistachios, All They Are Cracked Up To Be and More ♥ Pistcahio Health Institute Sponsored Contest
I am so glad in-shell pistachios are all over the media lately and now it's our turn.
The Pistachio Health Institute sponsored a contest through the Recipe Redux, to showcase different ways to pair in-shell pistachios with foods that make great snack options.
Did you know that in-shell pistachios are a great, everyday healthy choice for people looking to satisfy a salty snack craving the smart way, and still do something good for themselves. In-shell pistachios are a deliciously simple way to snack healthy. A one-ounce serving of pistachios equals approximately 49 nuts, which is more nuts per serving than any other snack nut, and a reduced serving of about 30 pistachios is just about 100 calories. Crack ‘em, Chew ‘em, Love ‘em, Leave ‘em: Let the Pistachio Principle be your guide!
Need another reason to go nuts snacking on pistachios? Recent research from Harvard University and published in New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the benefits of snacking on nuts go up as the number of servings goes up, too. Bottom line: more nuts, more benefits. Go for a daily handful of in-shell pistachios as part of a healthy diet.
According to the American Diabetes Association, you should consume between 45 g and 60 g of total carbohydrate per meal. With only 5.54 g of total carbohydrate per serving, there is plenty of room to incorporate in-shell pistachios into your meals, without exceeding your carbohydrate intake recommendations. That's always a win-win in my book.
Just so happens, I have a great idea for a skinny snack with in-shell pistachios.
In-shell Pistachios + smoked salmon + cucumber salad + honey yogurt + flour tortilla + green tea = A Healthy Snack
The best part of this contest was all the great pistachios and snacks I ate while participating!
“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.”