So, no matter what you eat today; include a healthy helping of nuts. They have lots of health benefits and they make you happy.
That’s important to remember on National Nut Day!
NATIONAL NUT DAY ACTIVITIES
Make your favourite nut butter
Store bought nut butter is so 2000 and late. Grab your favourite nut, toss them in a food processor, and add some sweetener (if desired) and voila! Grab a knife to spread the goodness, or eat it by the spoonful.
Leave your coworkers a nutty treat
Want to brighten up someone’s day at work? Buy a family-size container of mixed nuts at your local market and make snack-sized goodie bags for your coworkers. It’s an inexpensive treat many will go nuts for. (Just make sure no one has peanut allergies!)
Add them to your meal
Try grabbing a handful of your favourite nut and adding them to your breakfast oatmeal, lunch chicken salad, or that veggie stir-fry you’re making for dinner. The added protein will make your stomach (and muscles) happy.
WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL NUT DAY
Nuts come in different shapes and sizes
No matter what your preference is, there’s a vast variety of these delicious snacks to suit your taste buds. Nuts also come in all shapes and sizes, from teardrop-shaped almonds to the wrinkly walnuts. Taste your choice!
Nuts are delicious and nutritious
They are creamy and dreamy when consumed and they also deliver a punch of nutrition. Almonds are rich in protein, calcium and vitamin E, while all nuts provide large amounts of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. That’s so much good stuff for your body!
Nuts make the perfect snack
We all get hungry, but it’s always easy to make time for a full meal. What do we do in situations like these? NUTS TO THE RESCUE! We can grab a handful of nuts for a guiltless snack that keeps our tummies happy in the short-term.