Every autumn, cravings for sweet and nutty flavors fill the air! For those looking to satisfy their hankerings without compromising nutrition, a wide array of nut recipes are waiting to be explored. From quick nibbles like caramelized almonds to more decadent desserts like roasted pecans with honeyed butter - it won't take long till these treats leave you feeling all kinds of nostalgia and warmth. And if nuts made your naughty list? Fear not - filled with good fats such as omega-3s and 6s that give energy and support cell growth, having some healthy snacks on hand (or even trying one of any seven delicious recipes below) could make for an indulgent treat that does well by your body too!
Let’s go Nuts for Nut Recipes!
Start the day with a quick and easy breakfast; this honey nut granola will jumpstart your morning. This nut recipe can be sprinkled on top of yogurt, oatmeal, or even eaten as a cold cereal. Granola can be easily manipulated based on your favorite ingredients and flavors; customize this recipe to make the best breakfast!
Nuts are good for you; they are full of protein, fiber, and good fats.
Health nuts, listen up! This one's for you. We all know that nuts are a healthy snack option, but did you know just how good they are for you? Keep reading to find out the top 5 reasons why nuts are good for you, and why you should make them a part of your daily diet.
Reason #1: Nut recipes packed with nutrients.
Nuts contain essential nutrients like vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, fiber, and protein. And what do all of those nutrients do? They help boost your immune system, protect your cells from damage, keep your bones strong, regulate metabolism, and help your body repair tissue. Whew! That's a lot of work for such tiny little snacks.
Reason #2: Eating nuts help lower cholesterol levels.
Studies have shown that eating a handful of nuts daily can help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and improve your HDL (good) cholesterol levels. And when your cholesterol levels are in check, you're less likely to suffer from heart disease or stroke. So go ahead and snack away!
Reason #3: They can help you lose weight (yes, really!).
If you're trying to lose weight, you might wonder if nuts are off-limits since they are high in fat. But the truth is, nuts can help you shed those unwanted pounds. How? The protein and fiber in nuts will keep you feeling fuller longer, so you're less likely to reach for unhealthy snacks later in the day. Just be sure to eat them in moderation - too many nuts can lead to weight gain, just like any other food!
Reason #4: They can help improve your brain health.
The nutrients in nuts have also been shown to improve cognitive function and protect against age-related mental decline. So not only are they good for your body but also for your mind! Add a handful of almonds to your next trail mix or snack on some peanuts at your desk to power through that afternoon slump.
Reason #5: They taste great!
Last but not least, one of the best reasons to eat more nuts is because they're delicious! There are so many different nuts to choose from - almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts…the list goes on and on. And there are endless ways to enjoy them too - roasted, raw, salted, unsalted…the possibilities are endless. So go ahead and satisfy your nutty cravings - your body will thank you!
There is nothing better than homemade almond milk.
It honestly tastes like an entirely different thing than what you buy in the store. With this recipe, you will learn precisely how we make ours and wonder why you haven't been doing this all along!
This Spicy Nut Mix with cayenne and chili powder is the perfect snack food for a tailgate, watch party or get-together with friends. Our recipe features; almonds, pistachios, pecans, and pumpkin seeds, but use your favorite nuts or whatever you have in your pantry.
Candied nuts are among our favorite Nut Recipes
They are super versatile, so here are some ways we enjoy them: on top a fresh summer salad, to add crunch to an ice cream sundae, a fancy topping on pies, or just by the handful.
This pesto is made with walnuts, but you don't have to use walnuts if you don't want to. You can use the more traditional pine nuts or your favorite nuts. It's delicious and takes only about 10 minutes to whip together.
These honey nutballs are packed with protein and relatively simple to make; throw all the ingredients into a food processor, and you're good to go! Pack a few nutballs in your gym bag, and you have a perfect pre or post-workout snack.
Great for topping your favorite ice cream, dairy-free ice cream, or even your favorite brownie recipe. Just try it; you'll love it.
There are so many delicious ways to enjoy sweet nuts! We hope you'll try out some of our favorite recipes. What's your favorite way to enjoy sweet nuts? Let us know in the comments below!
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