Go nuts over these good-for-you dishes




Sink your teeth into these delicious dishes topped with almonds, pecans, walnuts, or pistachios. These wholesome treats maintain blood sugar levels thanks to their protein and fiber content and healthy nutrients, say experts. Pair them with other savory foods that battle diabetes, and you’ve got several mouthwatering combos.


Baked crusted fish or chicken

Finely chop pecans or pistachios, and add flour in a shallow dish. Pour egg whites into a separate dish. Dip trout, salmon, or chicken in egg whites, then coat with flour and nut mixture. Bake per instructions for fish or chicken.


Sautéed veggies with nuts

Finely chop almonds, pecans, or pistachios. Chop veggies like bell peppers and  onions, Brussels sprouts, kale or spinach. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Sauté vegetables for a few minutes, then stir in nuts and sauté until heated through. 


Crunchy grain pilaf

Chop walnuts or pecans. Toast over medium heat for four to five minutes until lightly brown. Add to a pot of brown rice, quinoa, or barley.



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  • FC&A Staff Writer