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Deck the Halls with Pistachios

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Deck the Halls with Pistachios

The holidays are upon us, and so are the sweets, treats and cookie swaps. Whether you’re into the pre-dinner munchies, the decadent desserts, or just about everything in between, this time of year can be unkind to your waistline and your health. But holiday meals don’t have to ruin your healthy habits! When you’re enjoying those seasonal favorites, don’t forget to balance your plate with a few better-for-you bites.

Pistachios offer 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per 1oz. serving—nearly 90-percent of the fats are the better-for- you mono- and polyunsaturated kind, too! Their beautiful green hues are perfect for the holiday season and will make any of your pairings pop!”  Below are a few tips and some of our favorite pistachio pairings to bring some joy to your holiday gatherings:

Pair: In-shell pistachios + pomegranate arils + chocolate chips
Bonus: Add shelled pistachios and fresh pomegranate arils to your Greek yogurt. Drizzle with honey and you have yourself an elevated breakfast or snack.

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Pair: In-shell pistachios + popcorn + low-fat hot chocolate
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Pair: In-shell pistachios + dark chocolate covered mandarins + spritzer
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