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Nutty Nuts: Right way to add them in your day

Hey friends,

Whenever we hear nuts, the first thing that comes in mind is those beautiful boxes that arrive every year during festivities from family and friends. Isn’t it? Well, they make a better health choice than those calorie-laden sweets. A big thanks to winters when we just love hogging on nuts as they give the much-needed warmth and keep you full. But somehow, I get bored of munching these healthy nuts. So this year post-Diwali, I am always trying to find a good and healthy way to consume the nuts and dry fruits and various other nuts that arrive at our place. Moreover, it is a task to eat such healthy yet warm food in summers.

If you had followed my Instagram stories recently you must have seen how tried making some healthy rawa (suji) cakes, chocolate brownies and cookies (with Wheat flour and ragi). They are my first choice after those Dry fruit ladoos and barfis. But recently Tuggu started liking the Hersheys Chocolate syrup, so I even tried making Chocolates with loads of nuts too. It was my easy endeavour to add more nuts in our summer diet.


The healthy choice- Nuts

Nuts are extremely beneficial for us, they contain a wide variety of health benefits including their ability to balance our cholesterol levels, increase the heart health and reduce blood pressure. There are a variety of nuts available today. The healthy choice to consume the nuts and dry fruits would be having a mixed portion of various nuts. With everything going online,  the best part is that most of the nuts are easily available everywhere. You may read this informative post by Epicurious to know more about the types of nuts.  

It is said that dieters and Health conscious ones, who eat nuts daily tend to stick to their diets. Just because the fibre and fat content of these nuts keeps you full for longer. As a result, they aren’t as hungry and they ultimately eat less.


Portion Control is the key

While there are so many health benefits, still dieters have avoided nuts because of their high-fat content. Nuts are considered health food, but that does not mean it has a license to overindulge. The key for including the great taste and health of nuts in our diet without overdoing is portion control.

Whenever we add nuts to our diet, we are adding calories along with its health benefits. So it gets important to decrease calories from other sources. a healthy way to consume the nuts and dry fruits are important, it just helps in avoiding weight gain.


Important – Add nuts the right way

We all know their importance, but still, we need to be smart while adding nuts in our daily diet. A brownie full of walnuts isn’t the right way to go about it if you want to eat lose weight or eat nuts for their health benefits.

Here are seven easy and smart ways to consume nuts and dry fruits. Add them to your day and reap the maximum benefits of their healthy fats :

  1. Nothing beats the goodness of munching them straight from the pack.
  2. Make yummy Peanut butter, Almond butter and enjoy 1 tsp on a toast or roti
  3. Nuts can also be used to make vegan milk. (Check my Almond milk recipes in my previous post and try that Mango Almond milk smoothie.) I am sure you would enjoy the refreshing taste.
  4. Also, try blending a few in your breakfast milkshakes to power up your mornings. I often add a pinch of dry fruit powder or paste in Tuggu’s milk. it is very refreshing and taste
  5. Add a finely chopped variety of nuts in your ice- creams, yoghurt smoothies or lassis and keep your health during the day.
  6. Mix and make a trail pack with mixed nuts and dried berries.
  7. Some interesting munching snack could be made by roasting them a little along with rock salt and a pinch of pepper. Refer my fox nut/makhana recipes and innovate as per your taste.


This is my entry for the letter, ‘N’ Blogchatter #a2zChallenge. Stay tuned while I share some interesting #SuperFoodforHealthyYou each day in this monthDo visit here tomorrow for next Superfood with the letter ‘O’.

Thank you for reading! Do share in your comments if you like the post or have an interesting fact, memories or recipes to share about this adding healthy nuts in your day


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23 thoughts on “Nutty Nuts: Right way to add them in your day

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  • Neha Sharma

    I never liked nuts when I was a kid but when I had my own child I came to know how beneficial nuts could be for kids as well as for adults. And, now we make sure to get our daily dose of nuts without fail. Thanks for the ideas!

  • I love nuts too.But portion control like you mentioned is very important for health and long term wellness indeed.

  • Nuts are really good for health! I go to the gym and always eat trail mixes after that! I loved your almond milk recipe!

  • Nuts are packed with energy. They are our favourites that go with us on our travels. Use them as instant energy boosters especially on hikes and treks.

  • Such a informative article, I have incorporated healthy Snacks in my kids tiffin box, Surprisingly they are loving it

  • Very informative post about nuts. I always keep some nuts handy as it keeps me full for long.

  • Ruchi Verma

    I used to include a lot of nuts in my daily life and your post have cleared so much how to consume in a healthy way

  • Nuts are really a healthy choice for many reasons, best healthy bite. Kills untimely hunger, great source of anti-oxidants, Great tips and valuable information.

  • Nuts are a great source of nutrition and healthy too. Also they add a lot of variety and can be used in so many different ways. We carry assorted nuts with us on our travels and they are so handy as energy sources especially during treks and long walks.

  • Nuts are such a power house of nutrition. They are easy snacks on the go and taste yummy too. What more could we ask for?!

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  • Thanks a lot fr sharing these amazing tips, I was unaware of few. Will definitely try them out and share with friends too.

    • Gunjan Upadhyay

      Thank you Nihal,

  • shubhadabhide

    Lovely post! Nice innovative ways you have mentioned to include nuts in a day to day life and get benefited with their nutrition. Another point that you mentioned is NOT to overeat them.

    • Gunjan Upadhyay

      Thank you Shubhada

  • I agree with you nuts are healthy for our body. I either have them alone or mix with milk to make healthy and delicious shakes.

  • Well said. Portion control is so important. I’ve seen many people snacking on it mindlessly thinking they are good for health!

  • I was always over eating on nuts whenever I would find them in the kitchen. Now I will control the portion size. 🙂

  • Gunjan Upadhyay

    Thank You Noor, 🙂


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