Jac o' lyn Murphy: I'm nuts for Pistachios!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

I'm nuts for Pistachios!

For lack of a better term, I am "nuts" about pistachios!
Fun to pop open, cheerful in color, delicious and the perfect snack.
They are pegged to be a top food trend in 2015 and have been dubbed the "skinny nut". 
They are one of the lowest calorie and lowest fat nut, full of fiber and protein. 
I declare this,
(and so does the Pistachio Health Institute)
The Year of the Skinny Nut!

In my never ending quest to eat more healthfully,
I have to make it interesting and fun.
Pistachios add pizzazz and pair perfectly with my
"easy being green snack-fest".
All green, all good...

Did you know 30 pistachios have only about 100 calories?
I love eating them out of the shell because it slows me down so I can enjoy each one 
and visually seeing the empty shells, helps me keep track of how many I've had.

Their savory, slightly salty flavor is perfect with
arugula lightly dressed with freshly squeezed lemon juice, olive oil and shaved parmesan...

crisp apples dusted with cinnamon sugar...
(there is nothing better than a salty and sweet combo)

and a refreshing, sparkling green tea spritzer.

The Pistachio Health Institute Facebook Page is full of information and fun ideas.
Enter HERE for a chance to win a year's supply of pistachios.
Contest runs from January 7 to January 31, 2015

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. I love pistachios and I would be one VERY happy lady if I won a year's supply of my favorite nut!!

  2. The spirtzer looks so refreshing! YUM

  3. You just made me so hungry and now I really want pistachios!

  4. I love pistachios. Always have. Even more so now that Steven Colbert is advertising for them too. ;0)

  5. I love pistachios! My parents found an amazing pistachio shop in NM years ago and we've been ordering from their catalog for Christmas ever since!

  6. Pistachios are one of my favorite little snacks. Even my super picky 2 yr old gobbles them up :)

  7. I love pistachios too. I haven't had any in quite some time now though.


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