Did you know walnuts are great source of Omega 3 fatty acids
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for the body to work properly and we must get them through our diet since they are not made in the body. From reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke and lowering cholesterol, to reducing joint pain from inflammation; research supports a long list of health benefits from eating foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids. That’s why I devoted a chapter to Omega-3 rich foods in my new arthritis cookbook!
Walnuts Offer more than just a great tasting nut
We understand we need to include more omega 3 fatty acids in our diet; however, sometimes it can be overwhelming figuring out what to eat. You might not realize how simply you can get this power packed nutrient into your everyday life. You have been hearing for years that nuts make a great snack, and one reason is because walnuts are a rich source of omega-3’s. Put together a nut medley snack, toss walnuts in salads for a nice crunch, or layer with yogurt. I like to toast walnuts to enhance that wonderful nutty flavor or make your own Spiced Walnuts. They also make delicious gifts,Especially during the holidays – just put some in a glass jar or a festive canister for an easy, enjoyed-by-all gift!
I love this Spiced Walnut recipe SO MUCH that I even featured in my YouTube video for great gifts!
SPICED WALNUTS (OR PECANS) from Holly Clegg’s trim&TERRIFIC Eating Well to Fight Arthritis cookbook
Wonderful walnuts with a touch of spice, heat and sweet—toss in salads, serve on cheese trays or as a snack.
Makes 8 (1/4 cup) servings
2 cups walnut halves or pecan halves
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
1. Preheat oven 375°F.
2. Spread walnuts on baking sheet and bake about 5-7 minutes or until golden.
3. In small bowl, combine sugar, salt, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne.
4. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add nuts and stir to coat with oil. Add seasoning mix, stirring until nuts coated. Remove to paper towel to cool.
Nutritional information per serving: Calories 187 kcal, Calories from Fat 82%, Fat 18 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 74 mg, Carbohydrates 5 g, Dietary Fiber 2 g, Total Sugars 2 g, Protein 4 g, Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 lean meat, 3 fat
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