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Healthy Nut Dinner Ideas

In April, nuts are an OrganWise Guys Foods of the Month. Not only do nuts taste great, they also have zero cholesterol. The majority of fat in healthy nuts is the good kind of fat, but you should still be conscious of limiting your intake (about 1 oz. or ¼ cup is the typical serving size). Get more healthy nuts in your diet by adding them to dinner, an often overlooked meal for this food. See how with these “nutty” recipe ideas!

Shrimp Pad Thai with Peanut Sauce – one of our all time favorite pasta dinners, which uses peanuts and peanut butter. Get this healthy nut recipe here.

Walnut “Meat” Taco Salad – a popular meat substitute for vegetarians or vegans, walnut meat makes for a great nut-based dinner. Simply combine ¾ cup walnuts with ¼ cup sundried tomatoes, and 1 tsp. each of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and ½ tsp. salt in the food processor and process until it becomes the consistency of ground meat. Mix together with lettuce, chopped cherry tomatoes, black beans, avocado, red onion and low-fat Mexican cheese for a tasty dinner.

Cashew “Fried” Chicken – replace bread, oil and/or flour used for fried or breaded chicken and use nuts instead! Simply use a food processor to process 1 cup of plain cashews until they are finely chopped. Coat chicken in an egg wash (2 eggs, beaten), then dip into the cashews. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

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