Nuts for a High Protein High Fiber Diet and How I Incorporate them

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Adding nuts for a high protein high fiber diet is one of the ways I’m trying to reduce the carbohydrates in my diet.  Proteins and fiber fill you up and give you sustained energy.  That works much better than the quick rush of energy that you get from eating a diet that’s loaded with carbohydrates.  One of the ways that I traditionally add nuts to my diet is baking with them.  While that’s a fantastic way to add nuts for a high protein, high fiber diet, it’s not all that great for cutting down on my carbohydrates. Here are a few ways that you can add nuts for a high protein, high fiber diet.

High Protein High Fiber Diet

Nuts for a High Protein High Fiber Diet

  • Use nuts where you use breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition. Grind some almonds and use them to make a crust for meat or fish. It also cuts down on the amount of breadcrumbs you use.
  • Parsley and basil are great flavors to finish many dishes.  Try chopping parsley with some almonds for added texture and taste.
  • Add some ground nuts to your next spice rub for meat. The nuts can mellow some of the heat from the spice and add needed richness to the mix.
  • Nuts are delicious in a classic rice pilaf.  Stir in some roasted nuts into the rice just before serving. It’s also delicious mixed with wild rice.  Wild rice has less carbs than white rice too.
  • Add a few nuts to some of the cooking liquid when you’re slow cooking a piece of meat. Just blend it smooth and pour it back into the rest of the cooking liquid to enrich the flavor and thicken your sauce.
  • Sugar free gelatin with cottage cheese and a handful of nuts makes a great snack when you’re watching your weight.
  • Celery sticks with peanut butter are one of my favorite snacks during the summer time.

Chef Alex Guarnaschelli has shared some recipes and simple tips for cooking with nuts this holiday season.    I decided to use mine in a Brownie Pecan Tart which is definitely not low carb but will be something your guests will enjoy this holiday season.   You can see Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s recipes by visiting the Fisher Nuts website. Chef Alex is a regular judge on Food Network’s Chopped and is a renowned chef and executive chef of New York restaurants Butter and The Darby. Whether she is on The Today Show or in The New York Times, Chef Alex’s culinary genius can always be found transforming everyday food into savory and simple dishes.

Fisher Nuts offers a variety of nuts that you can use while cooking or straight from the bags. Their product line includes almonds, fruit, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, toppings, and walnuts. When I buy nuts, I like to chop them all at once and store them in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid. That way, when I want to add nuts to something I’m cooking, it’s a simple matter of measuring out the amount of nuts that I need for that specific recipe.

Nuts for a high protein high fiber diet

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  2. Marla Zickefoose says
    Nuts are a great protein option!!
  3. The mock turtleneck is apparently in this year. lkish77123 at gmail dot com
  4. I learned how to Pack Well.
  5. Mary Beth Elderton says
    I learned a recipe for Pecan Chicken Tenders with Dill Mustard Dipping Sauce--there is a restaurant near my mother's home that serves a fabulous pecan crusted chicken breast that is fabulous--I'll bet this recipe is similar   *drool*
  6. I loved all the recipe ideas. I didn't know nuts were so versatile. I am trying to incorporate more vegetarian options into our diet and this is a good resource for me.
  7. I love using nuts in recipes and they offer some great recipes.
  8. Nuts can also be excellent sources of important vitamins and minerals, such as the antioxidant vitamin E.
  9. I learned that nuts are higher in the good fats, and a good source of vitamins such as Vitamin E.
  10. i learned nuts are a good source of vitamin E.
  11. I learned they have a famous chef designing recipes for them!
  12. tara pittman says
    You can use nuts in baking
  13. Seyma Shabbir says
    Lots of recipes and tip! Would love to make pear crisp with almonds
  14. Fisher® Nuts is partnering with Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli to offer fresh twists on traditional holiday recipes this season.
  15. I learned: Nuts contain higher amounts of mono- and poly-unsaturated (good) fats and lower amounts of saturated (bad) fats.
  16. Tami Vollenweider says
    I learned that they sold their business in 1989 to Proctor and Gamble
  17. I learned that Fisher Nuts was founded by Sam Fisher in St. Paul, MN.
  18. They have a lot of great recipe of their site.
  19. Colleen Maurina says
    I learned that their first product was Salted In-Shell Peanuts.
  20. I learned that Fisher Nuts was sold to Proctor & Gamble in 1989.
  21. I learned that an ounce of almonds gives you 35% of your dv of vitamin E.
  22. Fisher was sold to Procter & Gamble in 1989.
  23. Keely Hostetter says
    I learned that nuts are a good source of the antioxidant vitamin E
  24. Leslie Galloway says
    They have lots of great recipes on the site, including a Pear Crisp with Almonds. Facebook Name: Leslie Galloway (
  25. I learned that nuts contain a lot of protein, as well as vitamins and minerals!
  26. Nuts are a great supplement
  27. julie cutshaw says
    I liked & learned 2 things on Fisher Nuts web site, I like the gifts section they give for ideas & I plan on doing the brownies in a jar idea, alo..I am happy they are on pinterest thanks Merry Christmas
  28. i learn they offer a freshness seal bag
  29. I've learned that their first product was Salted In-Shell Peanuts, followed by Salted In-Shell Sunflower Seeds! Thank You for the great giveaway
  30. I learned that pine nuts are the hard-to-harvest seed of the umbrella-shaped Stone Pine tree, which has been cultivated for its nuts for over 6,000 years. I always thought they came from pinecones. haha.
  31. adrienne warren says
    the almond stuffed chicken breast looks wonderful I have to try this
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    I learned they have gift items on their site
  33. Rachel Miller says
    I learned that their website has a lot of great sounding recipes:)
  34. Nuts contain high amounts of good unsaturated fats and low amounts of saturated fats. Great news.
  35. Virginia Rowell says
    They have a recipe section and the Cranberry & Toasted Almond Brie en Croûte looks awesome!
  36. Traci Lynn Butler says
    A one ounce serving of sunflower kernels (approximately two ounces of sunflower seeds) are rich in thiamin (vitamin B1), copper, magnesium, manganese, and selenium.
  37. I learned that they have a freshness seal bag and that the site has recipes for everything from appetizers to snacks.
  38. I learned that roasted cashews contains high levels of copper.
  39. !.  That I'm really, really hungry 2.  That they also make trail mix
  40. nuts are a good source of vitamin E
  41. Amanda Sakovitz says
    I learned Sam Fisher came to America from Russia and founded the company
  42. Thomas Murphy says
    I learned Nuts contain higher amounts of mono- and poly-unsaturated (good) fats and lower amounts of saturated (bad) fats.
  43. Great nutrition section for each nut...
  44. I learned that they offer a fresh seal bag
  45. nuts are high in protein, relatively, and of course fiber
  46. There website is full of recipes for any kind of dish you like.  I didn't know nuts could be incorporated into so many varieties of dishes.
  47. Amanda Rauch says
    I love cashews so i got a quick fact on them: Roasted cashews contain 4 grams of protein per ounce.
  48. I learned that nuts can be excellent sources of important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E
  49. they have recipes on their website
  50. Aimee Fontenot says
    Lots of nuts are good sources of vitamins such as Vitamin E.
  51. Debra Fraley says
    I learned it was founded in 1920 by Sam Fisher in St. Paul, MN.
  52. I was surprised to learn that roasted cashews contains high levels of copper.
  53. tina reynolds says
    they also carry trail mix one of my favorite snacks 
  54. Stacie Clark says
    I learned that nuts are an excellent source of good fats and a fantastic source of protein as well!
  55. I learned that nuts provide protein, good fats, and vitamin E
  56. nuts contain antioxidant vitamin E
  57. I looked at several diferent delicious recipes to learn how to incorporate nuts into just about anything.
  58. I learned a new recipe. The White Mushrooms with Pecans. Thanks for the chance.
  59. Michelle Tucker says
    I learned that Alex has an awesome recipe called Stuffed White Mushrooms with Pecans . It looks so good. I've got the recipe written down so I can buy what I need when I go shopping next.
  60. carol lewis says
    good source of Vit E and protein.

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