Pair Skinny Nut™In-Shell Pistachios with Greek yogurt, blackberries, and green tea for a healthy and filling snack that is absolutely delicious!
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!
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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.
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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)
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More delicious uses for the skinny nut!
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This is definitely a yummy snack, love it!
I love snacks too and this looks oh so good!
Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T says
I love pistachios. What a great idea to serve them with berries. A little salty…a little sweet!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I love pistachios but didn’t realize they were lower in calories and fat than other nuts. Now I love them even more! Thanks for the great snack idea and beautiful photos, Cate 🙂
mmm.. love pistachios! Now I need to go grab a bag to snack on today!