Fisher® Offers Pretty Healthy Recipes For a Fresh Start to the New Year
Nuts are a Nutritious Choice for 2012
CHICAGO, January 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Looking for a New Year’s resolution you can keep? Don’t forget the nuts! While they may not be the lowest calorie item on the menu, nuts are a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Nuts can add plenty of flavor and crunch to any New Year’s recipe, making them a great addition to healthy salads, yogurt and oatmeal.
“Nuts are a perfect 10 when it comes to eating for heart health,” says Janet Bond Brill, PhD, RD – Nutritionist and author of Prevent a Second Heart Attack and Cholesterol Down. “Nuts contain a treasure trove of nutrients such as protein, fiber, antioxidants, and ‘good’ fats such as the omega-3s and monosaturated fats.”
To help you keep your New Year’s resolution, Fisher Nuts is offering some pretty healthy recipes for a fresh start to 2012:
- Simply Delicious Walnut Oatmeal: For a fresh twist on oatmeal, try the Simply Delicious Walnut Oatmeal. Chopped walnuts and sliced fruit make this oatmeal recipe sweet, crunchy and delicious.
- Crunchy Cranberry Granola: For a nutritious afternoon snack, try the Crunchy Cranberry Granola. This nutty granola is filled with oats, almonds and pecans.
- Toasted Pine Nut & Garlic Hummus: For a fresh take on the popular Mediterranean classic, try the Toasted Pine Nut & Garlic Hummus. The addition of garlic, parsley and pine nuts make this hummus especially flavorful and delicious.
- Asian Chicken Salad: Add some flavor and crunch to the traditional salad with the Asian Chicken Salad topped with toasted almonds.
Try any of these nutty New Year’s recipes to help you keep your resolution without sacrificing taste. “A highly nutritious, heart-healthy food, nuts should be a daily addition to every American’s diet,” Brill adds.
For more information about the nutritional benefits of nuts and other pretty healthy recipes, visit www.fishernuts.com.