Walnuts

The form of vitamin E found in walnuts is somewhat unusual, and particularly beneficial. Instead of having most of its vitamin E present in the alpha-tocopherol form, walnuts provide an unusually high level of vitamin E in the form of gamma-tocopherol. •Phytonutrient research on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits of walnuts has moved this food further and further up the ladder of foods that are protective against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular problems, and type 2 diabetes.

Creamy Yogurt Kebabs
Creamy Yogurt Kebabs Serving Size: 6 kebabsCalories per serving: 125Fat per serving: 8gms Yes you read right...these are kebabs made from yogurt. Not only are they vegetarian, but they are super creamy and bursting with flavors of ginger, garlic and cilantro. My favorite part of these kebabs is the contrasting textures of the crunchy filling Continue Reading
Hazelnut Espresso Cookies
Choco Espresso Cookies Serving Size: 24 cookiesCalories per serving: 85Fat per serving: 5.5gms I've been wanting to create these 'adult friendly' cookies for a while now and finally remembered to buy and save some espresso to make them. My family loves hazelnuts so I've added them to this recipe, but feel free to leave them Continue Reading
Oat Walnut Raisin Scones
Auto Draft Serving Size: 8 sconesCalories per serving: 390Fat per serving: 15.2gms My husband decided to bake me some healthy goodies for my birthday and we tested out this recipe for scones as we had made them at home before. With a little tweaking to the sugar content, we managed to come up with a Continue Reading
Chocolate Almond Granola
Chocolate Almond Granola Serving Size: 8Calories per serving: 140Fat per serving: 11.8gms There is nothing like starting your morning with home-baked granola with all the nutrition of seeds and nuts covered in chocolatey oats. I normally add chopped fresh strawberries or bananas and some almond milk to my bowl to give it a cold smooth Continue Reading
Apple-Choc Donuts
Apple-Choc Donuts Serving Size: 6Calories per serving: 158Fat per serving: 9gms Ok so they’re not really donuts...but they certainly look like them! And they don’t contain any white sugar or fats. I made this dish out of the blue one day when I felt like putting together apples and chocolate but didn’t know how. The Continue Reading
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