No Tricks to These Treats

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2015

 

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Happy Halloween! If treats are a temptation you hope to avoid, October is a scary month. Though, the real horror hides in Halloween trick-or-treat bags: It is estimated that each bag of goodies contains about 4,800 calories and has 3 cups of sugar and 1½ cups of fat[1].

Pistachio lovers, don’t let all the sugary processed candies haunt you this October. As far as nuts go, pistachios rank high as they’re among the lowest in fat and calories, with 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per 1 oz. serving size[2]. To help you mix it up, these delicious pistachio pairings will put a new meaning to your Halloween goodies.

No candy required to make these pistachio pairings a hit:


In-shell pistachios + apple slices + [drizzled] honey

in shell pistachios apple slices and drizzled honey

Shelled pistachios + pomegranates arils + Greek yogurt
shelled pistachios pomegranate arils greek yogurt
In-shell pistachios + strawberries + dark chocolate  
in shelled pistachios strawberries and dark chocolate

In-shelled pistachios + chocolate-covered mandarin oranges 
in shelled pistachios chocoalte covered mandarin oranges

References 

1. Loyola Medicine. 4,800 calories, 3 cups of sugar: That’s what is in an average trick-or-treat haul. 2013. Accessed online

2. National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28