Almonds, cashews, pistachio, peanuts, and pecans are just a small portion of the long list of nuts. While nutritious and tasty on their own, nuts make great additions to salads and soups as toppings, desserts, savory recipes, and blended in sauces.
This nutty spread has much more purpose than being paired with jelly on sandwiches. Peanut butter is a perfect addition to cookies, muffins, and baked goods. It makes a great addition to tasty sauces for savory dishes as well.
Pistachios add satisfying crunch to whole-grain salads, baked goods, oatmeal, and ice cream. Try roasting them with Chinese five-spice powder, or whirl up a smoothie with pistachios, yogurt, soymilk, and ginger. Limit yourself to a handful, or 1 ounce, to avoid calorie overload, says Nussinow. And buy pistachios in the shellthe extra work of shelling may help control intake.