Pistachios are know as "the skinny nut" because they are lower in calories and fat than some other kinds of nuts. For my pistachio pairing, I made a snack plate full of different healthy foods. My husband and I like to make snack plates and share them after work while we catch up on our days. This one included pistachios, blueberries, yellow bell pepper, red delicious apple and a varieties of cheeses.
I think that the pistachios in the shell are fun to eat because they are different than most other foods and they also take longer to eat. Instead of throwing a handful of these in your mouth, you are forced to slow down and break open each one- a good tool to help prevent overeating!
Also, the Pistachio Principle suggests leaving out your pistachio shells for a visual reminder of how many pistachios you have eaten for portion control.
Here are some facts about pistachios:
-30 pistachios are only about 100 calories!
-A serving of pistachios is about 49 nuts (more than peanuts which is only 28)
-High in protein and lower in fat than most other nuts
-A serving has 3 grams of fiber (more than some kinds of fruits and veggies) which can help keep you full
The Year of the Skinny Nut Sweepstakes. Check out the Pistachios Health Institute Facebook page for more information. The prize: a year supply of pistachios!!! How awesome would that be?
Tell me, what are some of your favorite ways to eat pistachios?
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