Tasty Ways to Enjoy Nuts and Seeds

Pistachios are one of my favorite nuts for snacking. You get about 30 nuts for 100 calories, and removing the shells will naturally slow down your eating. Sans shells, they make a great addition to salads and veggies, or you can sprinkle chopped pistachios over thick veggie-based soups.

For a low-cal lunch, use pistachios in chicken salad and serve it over mixed greens with veggies. Pistachio-crusted fish and chicken filets are also popular restaurant dishes, and they’re surprisingly easy to make at home. Simply grind the nuts in a food processor with ¼ teaspoon of salt and other seasonings. Then coat the top side of each filet with a teaspoon of honey and press it into the nutty mixture before baking. Voila!