Nuts and Paleo Eating

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Nuts and Paleo eating go hand in hand.  If you’re not familiar with the Paleo diet or  Paleolithic diet, encourages people to eat mainly fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. Our early ancestors were much healthier than we are today. This is, in part, due to the fact that they didn’t have foods like brownies, soda, potato chips, and cheese puffs available to them. They also didn’t sit in a chair all day behind a computer screen or on the couch watching television.

Nuts and Paleo eating

Nuts and Paleo Eating

While I don’t follow the Paleo diet all of the time, I do try to incorporate Paleo meals into my family’s meals and snacks.   I generally don’t have a problem sticking to the Paleo diet for dinner time.  Low carb is really a very healthy way to eat so leaving out the pasta or rice from my meal is not a huge problem.  Where I do seem to have a problem is with snacks and “treats” during the day.  I love to nibble and most of the things that I am used to nibbling on are salted snacks, candy or cookies. None of those are traditionally considered to fit into the Paleo diet. That’s why understanding how nuts and Paleo eating work together is important.

Here are a few of the snacks that I enjoy that do fit into the Paleo diet.

  • Celery sticks and nut butter.  Be aware that peanuts are not part of the Paleo diet. Peanuts are actually legumes and legumes are not included. However, you can enjoy cashew butter or almond butter.
  • You can use nut flours. Because you can use nuts, you are allowed to use nut flours. Baking with them isn’t the same as baking with traditional flour but it is possible. I’m still working on this one.
  • Almond milk can be substituted for dairy in many recipes. I admit that giving up traditional dairy products is the biggest stumbling block for me with the Paleo diet.  Almond milk lets me make things like cream soups and smoothies that are Paleo. I make a yummy Banana Almond Paleo Smoothie that is really good.
  • Nuts as snacks.  When I really get the urge to nibble, I grab a handful of nuts to snack on.  It gives me the ability to snack without snacking on something I shouldn’t.

Nuts and Paleo eating

Fisher Nuts and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli offer several tips on cooking with nuts.  While they aren’t all suitable for the Paleo diet, some are.  These are a few of my favorites:

  • Upgraded Spice Rub: Next time you’re cooking meat, add some ground nuts to your spice rub. The nuts can mellow some of the heat from the spice and add needed richness to the mix.
  • Spruced up Salads: Healthy greens are a great companion to nuts. Try topping a chopped Arugula salad with walnuts or adding pecans to Dandelion greens. Radicchio is delicious with almonds and apples. Using nuts can easily expand your salad horizon.
  • Healthy Snack: Nuts add wonderful flavor and texture when mixed into recipes, but they can also be a healthy snack—season nuts with a little cayenne and quickly roast them in a little olive or nut oil

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This post on nuts and Paleo eating is brought to you by Fisher.   I am working with Fisher to share Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s recipes and create my own original recipe using Fisher Nuts and tools they provided. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

 



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  1. Kimberly Schotz says
    I like their idea for Flavorable French Toast
  2. Mary Beth Elderton says
    I love the look of their recipe for Almond Stuffed Chicken Breasts
  3. Lisa Brown says
    I learned: Roasted cashews contain 4 grams of protein per ounce
  4. Margaret Smith says
    Love the tips, especially the one for Using nuts instead of breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition
  5. Robyn Dones says
    I learned how to make my French Toast so much better by coating it with chopped nuts before cooking. Thank you for the chance to win.
  6. Sheila K. says
    My favorite nut is the pecan—I learned that the word "pecan" comes from a Native American term that means a nut with a shell so hard it must be cracked with a stone!
  7. I love nuts! I put them in everything! But I learned to put them in salads now too!! Thanks.
  8. I learned I could try blending nuts to sub for bread crumbs.
  9. D SCHMIDT says
    I found this tip very useful : Upgraded Spice Rub: Next time you're cooking meat, add some ground nuts to your spice rub. The nuts can mellow some of the heat from the spice and add needed richness to the mix.
  10. Paula Lee says
    Sam Fisher emigrated from Russia and settled in St. Paul, Minnesota with his parents.
  11. I like their idea for adding nuts to rice pilaf.
  12. John Hutchens says
    I learned they have a nice and varied recipe section
  13. There are so many interesting ways to incorporate nuts in cooking that I has never considered
  14. Laurel Wycoff says
    You can use nuts to thicken sauces
  15. Lorena Keech says
    I learned that an ounce of almonds also gives you 35% of your daily allowance of vitamin E
  16. Starr Greenwell says
    I learned that you can use nuts instead of breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition. For example, grind some almonds and use them to make a crust for meat or fish.
  17. tara pittman says
    makes a healthy snack
  18. Stephanie Larison says
    Learned this great tip: Flavorful French Toast: Coat slices of French toast with ground nuts just before browning the slices. This will add great flavor and texture.
  19. I like the idea of coating french toast with chopped nuts.
  20. Cynthia C says
    I would like to try the idea of adding some ground nuts to your spice rub.
  21. Ann Fantom says
    I learned that Fisher Nuts was sold to Proctor & Gamble in 1989.
  22. Christy Cummins says
    A handful of nuts can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
  23. Keely Hostetter says
    According to them Nuts are delicious in a classic rice pilaf. Never would have put them together but now I might have to try it.
  24. anne harris says
    french toast with ground nuts!! i love french toast, what a clever idea to up the flavor!
  25. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
    I learned that you can use ground nuts to replace breadcrumbs to make a crunchy crust!
  26. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says
    (BTW, I sent a request for a Twitter follow, but didn't receive a confirmation yet)
  27. Website lists 10 Simple Twists on Cooking with Nuts, including #1: Healthy Snack: Nuts add wonderful flavor and texture when mixed into recipes, but they can also be a healthy snack—season nuts with a little cayenne and quickly roast them in a little olive or nut oil.
  28. Try chopping parsley with some Fisher almonds for added texture and taste.
  29. I like the suggestion for a healthy snack. I follow that :)
  30. Cynthia R says
    i learned that "Nuts can also be excellent sources of important vitamins and minerals, such as the antioxidant vitamin E."
  31. Cynthia R says
    oops copied wrong pinterest link, it is pinterest.com/carawling/
  32. Monique Rizzo says
    I had no idea nuts can thicken sauces. Thanks for the chance. mogrill12@gmail.com
  33. June Ebinger says
    ADD CHOPPED NUTS TO FRENCH TOAST. SOUNDS AWESOME!
  34. Nichol Tone says
    instead of bread crumbs I can have crushed nuts
  35. I learned that nuts are a good source of antioxidant vitamin E.
  36. Laurel @Let's Go on a Picnic! says
    You can blend nuts with some of the cooking juices of meat for sauce.
  37. I love Alex Guarnaschelli! I didn't know there were soooo many things you could make with nuts!
  38. Kelly Nicholson says
    learned about the Chicken Curry Salad With Cashews recipe
  39. I learned that you can add ground nuts to a spice rub in order to mellow out some of the spice or heat.  I did not know that....I'll have to try it.
  40. I never thought of roasting nuts & using them to make a  vinaigrette
  41. Ashley Morrow says
    I learned that nuts can be used to make a crust on fish.
  42. I learned that research is showing that nuts are higher in good fats and lower in bad fats...good for you!
  43. Michelle Tucker says
    I learned that you can add nuts to rice to add a little extra flavor.
  44. Melanie Snyder says
    I wouldn't have thought to add nuts to rice, interesting idea!
  45. I learned nuts can also be excellent source of vitamin E
  46. Christine Waddell says
    Nuts can also be excellent sources of important vitamins and minerals, such as the antioxidant vitamin E.
  47. I make my own almond milk and trail mix. I also use almond flour and eat almond butter. I follow a Paleo diet plus have tons of food allergies, so they are a staple for me. This is a great post about the different options as far as the Paleo diet goes!
  48. Stephanie Hirsch says
    I learned that nuts can mellow out a spice rub and take away some of the heat to mellow out the flavor.
  49. I learned that 21 vitamins and minerals can be found in the pecan, including a good source of thiamin (vitamin B1), and copper and an excellent source of manganese.
  50. Ttrockwood says
    I love all the great recipes on their website!
  51. Katie Bellamy says
    Flavorful French Toast: Coat slices of French toast with ground nuts just before browning the slices. This will add great flavor and texture, YUMMY!
  52. Christina Howell says
    I learned that Chef Alex provides viewers with 10 ways to cook with nuts. Pretty cool.
  53. I learned that almonds are cholesterol-free food, contain 14 grams of fat per 1 oz serving,  are a good source of dietary fiber and that an oz of almonds also gives you 35% of your daily allowance of vitamin E.
  54. Christine says
    t an ounce of almonds also gives you 35% of your daily allowance of vitamin E  
  55. Jessamine D. says
    I learned that he was assigned as an interpreter in France and that's when he was fascinated with nuts :)
  56. I like the idea of using nuts as a substitute or bread crumbs
  57. tina reynolds says
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  58. Penny Snyder says
    I learned that their first product was Salted In-Shell Peanuts, followed by Salted In-Shell Sunflower Seeds.
  59. I learned that 10 simple tips for cooking with nuts!
  60. Debra Hall says
     sources of important vitamins and minerals
  61. Taryn Pasco says
    I learned that you can use crushed up nuts instead of breadcrumbs to give your food that same delicious crunch!
  62. I learned that nuts are delicious in a classic rice pilaf.
  63. Susan Smith says
    I'd like to try the Caramel, Apple, Pecan Cheesecake
  64. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says
    Healthy greens are a great companion to nuts vmkids3 at msn dot com
  65. I learned that can use nuts instead of breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition
  66. Using nuts instead of breadcrumbs is a good idea.
  67. Kim Smith says
    I learned that they have some great recipes. These ice cream sandwiches look yummy! http://www.fishernuts.com/recipes/desserts/Ice-Cream-Sandwich-Delights
  68. Erica C. says
    I like the tip about adding nuts to a spice rub.
  69. I learned that you can use nuts instead of breadcrumbs.
  70. joseph gersch jr says
    i leanred aobu this: Quick and Simple Dessert: For a great addition to your holiday dessert table, melt some sugar in a pan until golden brown and stir in some nuts. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet to cook and then break into pieces for a quick and simple nut brittle.
  71. Angela M says
    I learned that an ounce of sunflower seeds provides about 50% of the DRV for vitamin E.
  72. Jaque R. says
    I learned this: Coat slices of French toast with ground nuts just before browning the slices. This will add great flavor and texture. What a yummy idea! :-) Thank you.
  73. Karrie Millheim says
    I learned to: Coat slices of French toast with ground nuts just before browning the slices. This will add great flavor and texture
  74. Crusty Crunch: Use nuts instead of breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition. For example, grind some almonds and use them to make a crust for meat or fish.
  75. Carolyn N. says
    I learned that you can use nuts instead of breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition. cjnedrow at gmail dot com
  76. dawn cook says
    i learned she is a renowned chef and studied in france and paris....
  77. Their first product was Salted In-Shell Peanuts.
  78. Laurie Emerson says
    I learned that you can use nuts instead of breadcrumbs for added flavor and nutrition.
  79. MIchelle Fosnaugh says
    Eating a serving of nuts per day helps cut down the risk of heart disease

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