Spark Flavor Fireworks This 4th of July

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015

 

fourth of july

When throwing a 4th of July party, it’s important that your festive spread keeps you and your guests energized all day long from afternoon BBQs to late-night fireworks shows. In-shell pistachios offer an explosion of mouthwatering flavor and plenty of nutrition for a healthy indulgence on Independence Day that will surely delight savory snackers of all ages.

Few snacks can hold their own when it comes to great taste and nutrition, but in-shell pistachios exceed expectations when eaten solo or paired with your other favorite foods. In fact, pistachios are one of the lowest calorie, lowest fat snack nuts so you can enjoy a generous serving of 49 nuts for only about 160 calories.[1]

Other popular savory snacks like pretzels and chips are full of empty calories so it’s easy to graze way over your allotted calorie intake for the day and still feel hungry for more. Each one-ounce serving of pistachios has six grams of plant-based protein, three grams of fiber, and nearly 90 percent of the fats are the “good-for-you” unsaturated fats, which helps you feel satisfied, not stuffed so you have the energy to power your 4th of July celebrations.1 Plus, they are a non-perishable and convenient on-the-go snack that you can easily pack in your bag if you’re heading out to the beach, park or local fair to watch the fireworks with friends and family.

Try these crave-able pistachio pairings as you wish America a very happy birthday this Saturday!

[1] U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26.

In-shell pistachios + pomegranate seeds + brie cheese + Kentucky mule

pistachios and juice

In-shell pistachios + fruit and Gorgonzola cheese & veggie and smoked Gouda cheese skewers + iced tea

pistachios and kabobs

In-shell pistachios + Cheddar cheese + veggie sticks + multi-grain crackers + glass of Sauvignon Blanc

pistachios and veggies