The Skinny on Game Day Snacks

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

Pistachios in bowl

Football season is back, and in our book, that means time for fun and first-string-worthy snacks. When it comes to nutrition, team pistachio is undefeated. One of the lowest fat, lowest calorie nuts, pistachios offer more nuts per serving than most snack nuts – about 49 nuts per 30 gram serving, compared to 23 almonds, 18 cashews or 14 walnut halves.¹ That’s right, pistachios give you more than twice as many nuts per serving as almonds and cashews, and more than three times as many pieces as walnuts.

Gear up for game day and score big points with your guests by serving these delicious pistachio pairings:

In-shell pistachios + dark chocolate + orange slices + cheese fondue + pretzels

In-shell pistachios + fresh ricotta cheese + dried apricots + challah

In-shell pistachios + pesto + crackers + Mediterranean skewers + dried figs

Mediterranean Pairing

1.                  U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 27.