5 ways to go nuts for walnuts
Walnuts are more than just a crunchy snack. Here are some creative ways you can include this superfood in your daily meals.
Don’t let their size fool you — walnuts may be tiny, but they are nutrition powerhouses and oh-so delicious! Aside from being a source of antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory compounds, protein, and healthy fats, they have a host of benefits for your heart and brain health. The best thing about walnuts is their versatility — you can add them to just about anything and their delicious nutty flavour will be sure to take your dish to the next level. Come on, let’s grab some walnuts and get creative!
Add a walnut-y crunch to your chutney
Add some nuttiness to your favourite chutneys by throwing in some chopped walnuts. Try mixing them with mint and cilantro for a refreshing dip, or with tamarind and jaggery for a sweet and tangy twist.
Smoothies to the rescue
Add some chopped or ground walnuts to your breakfast smoothie to get a quick boost of healthy fats and protein and start your day on the right note. Blend them with bananas, spinach, and milk for a thick, power-packed smoothie.
Just pop them in the oven
If you want an easy snacking option, try sprinkling your favourite spices over some walnuts and roasting them in the oven for about 10 minutes. You’ll be surprised at how delicious they turn out!
A nutty twist to your dessert
Drizzle some melted chocolate over a handful of chopped walnuts. Let them sit in the fridge for an hour and enjoy! If you like baking, you can always add walnuts to your homemade cakes and cookies for a crunchy surprise.
Give yourself an energy boost
Make healthy energy balls with walnuts for a perfect mid-day snack by blending them with oats, dates, and maple syrup. Roll the dough into bite-sized balls, and voila! Keep a stash in your fridge and treat yourself whenever you need a quick energy boost.
Can you think of some more ways we can add walnuts in our diet? Let us know in the comments below!