Our favourite nut recipes
Our favourite nut recipes
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
Nut & Feta Stuffed Lamb with Spring Potato Salad (pictured above)
For an impressive take on your next Sunday roast try this delicious stuffing and even better potato salad.
ABC Nut Butter and Raw Chocolate Bark
Make your own delicious nut butter to distill the goodness and energy of nutrition-packed almonds, cashews and brazil nuts.
Boost your protein intake at breakfast by spreading ABC nut butter on toast, drizzling over muesli and porridge or adding to smoothies. Stir ABC nut butter through vegetable curries and stews for a creamy sauce, or add to bean soups for an African twist.
Chickpea, Beetroot & Nut Salad
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.
Raw Ginger-Nut Crumble
Ginger is the perfect warming spice. Try it in a comforting crumble packed with raw goodness.
Oat and Nut Slice
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!
Pear Tart with Fig, Honey and Nut Ice-Cream
This beautiful tart is paired perfectly with this home made nut ice-cream.
Cashew Crusted Pork Schnitzel with Carrot and Zucchini Ribbons
This quick and easy schnitzel is a wonderful way to incorporate nuts into your weekly menu.
Whole Baby Flounder with Brown Butter, Capers, Pepperdew and Macadamia Nuts
Give classic fish and chips a sophisticated update with this deliciously rich and nutty brown butter sauce.
Chia Yoyos with Lemon Cashew Icing
Including superfood chia seeds into your diet is super easy when the recipe is this delicious.