Easy Healthy Snack with Pistachios


Pair Skinny Nut™In-Shell Pistachios with Greek yogurt, blackberries, and green tea for a healthy and filling snack that is absolutely delicious!
Easy Healthy Snacks with Pistachios | ChezCateyLou.com

If you’ve spent any amount of time with me, you know I love my snacks! I seriously can’t go two hours without snacking on something. But when you snack as much as I do, the key is to keep the snacks healthy and  nutritionally balanced. That’s why one of my favorite snacks to reach for are pistachios! They are a great way to get a salty, crunchy fix while sticking with a healthy diet.

Plus, pistachios pair so well with other foods to create perfect snacks or mini-meals. One of my favorite pairings is pistachios with Greek yogurt, blackberries, and green tea to drink. This is literally the perfect snack –  protein from the yogurt, a little healthy fat (plus protein and fiber) from the pistachios, vitamins and fiber from the berries, and antioxidants from the green tea. Talk about a power snack! And filling too. I add a small drizzle of honey too since I like things sweet!

Scroll to the bottom of the post for a chance to win a year’s supply of pistachios!

Easy Healthy Snacks with Pistachios | ChezCateyLou.com

Easy Healthy Snacks with Pistachios | ChezCateyLou.com

I’ve always loved pistachios. I remember as a kid my cousins used to get pistachios in their stockings for Christmas. I usually spent at least two nights at their house the days after Christmas, and we would just eat pistachios for days! And I still love them 1) because they are delicious but 2) because they take longer to eat than regular nuts, so you end up eating less! The shells serve as a visual cue to show you how much you’ve eaten, which helps you control how much you eat. And I don’t know about you, but I can definitely use some help in the self-control department!

That’s why pistachios are called the Skinny Nut™. They are one of the lowest calorie and lowest fat nuts. You can have 30 nuts for only 100 calories – and those 100 calories are full of protein and fiber, helping you to feel full for longer.

Easy Healthy Snacks with Pistachios | ChezCateyLou.com

Easy Healthy Snacks with Pistachios | ChezCateyLou.com

Want to win some pistachios for yourself??

The Pistachios Health Institute has declared 2015 the Year of the Skinny Nut™. To celebrate, they are giving away a year supply to one lucky winner! What a great way to help you stay on track with healthy eating in 2015. You can enter to win on their Facebook page (sweepstakes runs from January 7 – January 31, 2015)

Easy Healthy Snacks with Pistachios | ChezCateyLou.com

Easy Healthy Snacks with Pistachios | ChezCateyLou.com

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More delicious uses for the skinny nut!

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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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