Fall is pistachio season and using them as a topping for baked goods is just one of my favorite ways of incorporating this healthy plant protein into recipes and holiday celebrations.
Disclosure: I received a ‘care package’ including free samples of No Shell Wonderful Pistachios from The Wonderful Company. I was not expected to write this post. I was not compensated for my time. Opinions are my own.
A three pound bag of pistachios lasts less than seven days in my house. It’s safe to say, pistachios are part of my plan for maintaining a healthy weight by focusing on nutrient rich foods. A one ounce serving of pistachios has 160 calories, and a healthy trio of protein, fiber and unsaturated fat. Not only are they are wonderful (pun intended) by the handful, their notes of butter and nuts and rich texture make them the perfect ingredient for a myriad of recipes. Today I want to show you how I add a savory twist to my favorite fall and holiday recipes using this colorful nut with a powerful nutrition profile.
Pistachios are terrific with grapefruit and pomegranate arils! Try this winning combination in my Grapefruit Pomegranate Greek Yogurt Recovery Snack. Enjoy it 30 minutes after a bout of resistance training to improve strength gains, and optimize recovery. Pin this one here.
Pistachios come together with cranberry sauce, oatmeal, tumeric in this sweet and savory alternative to stuffing. Both vegan and gluten free, this dish will have broad appeal to everyone at your Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving table. Pin it here.Pistachios bring a salty taste that pairs delightfully with sweet raspberries in my festive Red Berry Crostini. These are easy to make ( use your slow cooker for the sauce.) Pin it here.
Pistachios enhance the texture of some of my favorite breads, like this Heart Healthy Banana Bread. Stay tuned for this upcoming recipe.
are just a few possibilities to enhance the texture, nutritional value and flavor of your favorite recipes.