Seeds and Nuts are nutritionally very valuable. Nuts and seeds typically have high fat content, however, that is not actually a bad thing as long as you keep your consumption in control. Consuming healthy fats in controlled amounts can calm down your cravings and inhibit you from over-indulging in very unhealthy foods. Nuts and seeds actually contain unsaturated fats and may help you fight fats and lose weight.
Foods with healthy fats include not just nuts (as they are commonly known) but also peanuts which is technically a legume. Cashews and Brazil nuts which we typically think of as nuts are in reality seeds!
In this book you can get details of some of the most nutritionally rich seeds and nuts. One of the best ways to incorporate these seeds and nuts in one’s diet is to use them as “quick-grab” healthy alternative snacks- trail-mix immediately comes to mind! The other ways are to incorporate them in salads and soups or sprinkle them on desserts.
We have included a few salad and dessert ideas to get the chef in you to express themselves with creative-culinary juices flowing… In addition to the recipe idea, we have also provided full color photographs of the prepared dish so that you can not only get a good idea of how a recipe can turn out, but also hopefully these beautiful and nutritious dishes will act as a visual situation to get you to try out these and other recipes that include Seeds and Nuts in your daily diet.