National Pecan Day
Pecans are a great source of monounsaturated fats, plant-based proteins, and fiber. They fuel us with thiamin, potassium, magnesium, and calcium and are just great overall in taste. Did you know that 1oz of pecans holds 196 calories, 4g of carbohydrates, 3g of fiber, and 3 grams of protein? Yes, please! Add these into your next oven-fried chicken or trail mix.
They are rich and buttery in flavor and have a sweet like smell to them. Pecans can be used in multiple ways from adding healthy fats to your cereal, a crunchy topping to your yogurt, being used in a filling for a side dish or main, and even a topping on a frozen treat. Nuts in general can be tough on the wallet, but with its fiber and protein content you’re getting a lot of nutritional bang for your buck with its versatility.
You can find pecans in the baking aisle or in the bulk section. They come in different sizes and flavors to use at your discretion, be it in a recipe, topping a yogurt bowl or thrown into a smoothie or just eaten as part of a snack. With how versatile they are, it’s a great pantry staple
While we aren’t in love with adding more sugar to the diet, a few of these can really curb a raging sweet tooth and provide a few benefits. Not only that but the fats will help aid in the blood sugar spike.
Products that we love that include pecans:
Ready Meals Pecan Cheese Ball
Nature Valley Pecan Crunch Bars
Open Nature Pecans
Special K Cinnamon and Pecan
Quaker Lower Sugar Cinnamon Pecan Instant Oatmeal
Blue Diamond Nut-Thins Crackers Pecan Nut & Rice