Health nut: How to eat more walnuts

Walnuts are available year-round in the baking aisle but these hearty nuts are especially craved around the holidays when we’re in the throes of making desserts. Despite their star role in sweets, walnuts are loaded with nutrition. Here’s how to include more walnuts in your diet.
Walnuts are available year-round in the baking aisle but these hearty nuts are especially craved around the holidays when we’re in the throes of making desserts. Despite their star role in sweets, walnuts are loaded with nutrition. Here’s how to include more walnuts in your diet.

Walnut nutrition

Walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which can benefit the heart, brain health, and reduce inflammation in the body. In addition, walnuts are rich in antioxidants and minerals, such as copper, and manganese. One quarter cup of walnuts comes in at at about 165 calories and delivers 2 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein.

Healthy vegan recipes featuring walnuts

In addition to desserts with walnuts, put these healthy walnut recipes on your plate.

Apple Coconut Waldorf Salad
Spinach Salad with Figs Cranberries and Walnuts 
Green Beans Tomatoes and Walnuts 
Polenta with Wild Mushrooms and Walnuts 
Spinach Raisin Walnut Crepes
Quinoa Blueberry and Walnut Salad 
Red Beans and Walnut Garlic Sauce 
Leafy Greens with Walnuts and Olives 
Olive Lentil and Walnut Penne 

 

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