Today is National Nut Day! While we’re not really sure how the “holiday” actually started, it’s one day that we can really get behind! Nuts are packed with nutrients, making them a great addition to healthy diet. Nuts nut butters are loaded with protein, calcium, potassium, essential fatty acids, fiber, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, folate, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, selenium, iron, zinc, and magnesium. Studies have shown that nuts can help with stress reduction, cancer prevention, improved brain health and protection against heart disease. A lower risk of diabetes and high blood pressure has also been seen in people who added nuts to their diet on a regular basis.
Here are five mouth-watering recipes from Nut Butter Universe by Robin Robertson to celebrate National Nut Day with:
Apple Almond Butter Pancakes Forget peanut butter and chocolate – almond butter and apples are two great foods that taste great together and now this delicious flavor combo can be enjoyed pancake form.
Thai Tofu Vegetable Wraps Filled with baked tofu strips, crisp fresh vegetables, and a creamy, zesty cashew butter sauce these wraps make a yummy lunch or a light supper.
Curried Almond Sweet Potato Soup This soup has it all: great taste, vibrant color, and the creamy goodness of almond butter.
Szechuan Stir-Fry with Fiery Peanut Sauce The spicy peanut sauce in this delicious dish will help keep you warm on cool fall evenings.
Chocolate Macadamia Truffles with Coconut Finish off your evening meal with these decadent easy-to-make truffles.
Photos by Lori Maffei.