Our Favourite Nut Recipes
Our Favourite Nut Recipes
Our favourite nut recipes. Go nutty for our favourite recipes on National Nut Day.
Celebrate National Nut Day with our favourite nutty recipes. Want more of a nut fix? Read out fun facts about the family here.
Not only are nuts a delicious way to add texture and flavour to you dish they also boast a heap of nutritional benefits.
Feel fuller, for longer
Adding nuts to carbohydrate rich foods causes a low glycaemic index (GI) effect, meaning you don’t get hungry as quickly after low GI snacks and meals.
Nuts are also great at sending satiety signals to the brain, helping you feel fuller.
People who eat a handful (30g) of nuts each day tend to have a lower body mass index (BMI) and better diet quality compared to those who don’t eat them.
Research shows that when a handful of nuts are eaten in a daily Mediterranean diet, the positive impact on GI means fasting insulin and insulin resistance are reduced, which is important for managing weight.
Furthermore, regular nut consumption not only boosts resting metabolic rate by 5-10% but the fibrous walls in nuts help stop the body from absorbing up to 20% of their fat content. So while nuts are high in calories, you don’t absorb all those calories.
Reduce risk of chronic diseases
Nuts provide healthy fats, plant omega-3s and sterols, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The nutritional cocktail you can get from just a handful of nuts (30g) a day contributes to a healthy heart, lowered cholesterol and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.
Courtesy of Nuts For Life Australia
For an impressive take on your next Sunday roast try this delicious stuffing and even better potato salad.
Brownies are the ultimate indulgence for chocolate lovers. These ones are made more decadent with three types of chocolate and pecans.
This beautiful, healthy nut filled salad is perfect for a weeknight meal or entertaining the masses. Add or subtract any nut or legume you like in this delicious and flavoursome side.
Ginger is the perfect warming spice. Try it in a comforting crumble packed with raw goodness.
This slice is packed full of tasty dried fruit, nuts, grains and spices. Quick and easy to create it’s perfect for breakfast and great as a lunchbox snack!
This vegan Vegan Roasted Beetroot and Walnut Israeli Couscous recipe is sure to leave you wanting seconds, and maybe even thirds.
Put a twist on your usual fried rice with this Vegan Pineapple Fried Rice with Macadamia Nuts.
This dish is a great way to ensure you are getting your daily vegetable intake. It’s tasty too!
For a taste of indulgence try this Cheesy Bucatini with Pumpkin & Walnuts, the tube-like pasta ensures each mouthful will be bursting with autumnal flavours.