When the midday munchies roll on, skip the potato chips or candy bar and reach for a handful of pistachios instead. Pistachios offer a good source of protein and fiber, with over three times as many pieces per serving. Pistachios give you a 49 nuts per serving; compare that to just 15 potato chips per serving (and who eats just 15 potato chips?)
Did you know pistachios are one of the lowest calorie snack nuts? For every one-ounce serving, pistachios offer about 49 nuts per serving; peanuts offer just 28, cashews offer just 18, and walnuts, 14 halves and 23 almonds in the same 30g serving. Pistachios are known as the “Skinny Nut™” for a reason!
The Pistachio Principle: Fool Yourself Full
The “Pistachio Principle” is a simple mindful eating concept that may help you “full yourself full” – without feelings of deprivation. By consuming in-shell pistachios this encourages slower eating while the leftover shells offer an important visual cue about the amount consumed, which reduces calorie intake. And you make fun art like above!
I’ve partnered with the Pistachio Health Institute to share with you my favorite pistachio pairings!
4 Healthy Pistachio Pairings
Pistachios + Banana Chips
I’m all about portable snacks and banana chips with pistachios are perfect for those on-the-go. Bananas are a good source of dietary fiber and minerals like potassium, manganese and vitamins B6 and C.
Pistachios + Coconut Chips
I love the flavor and crunchiness of coconut chips with pistachios. Coconuts are rich in lauric acid, which has been found to increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) “good” cholesterol. It’s also a natural energy boost, increases immunity, sugar regulation, digestion
Pistachios + Clementines
The slight tart and sweetness of the clementines is perfect with the salty pistachios. Clementines pack a punch when it comes to vitamin C. Just one clementine contains 36 milligrams, which is 60 percent of your daily value for vitamin C!
Pistachios + Chocolate
Go ahead, add a bit of dark chocolate to the mix. Nibbling on a small amount of chocolate can keep stress, blood pressure, and circulation under control! via Greatist
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