Go Nuts: New Ways to Get Healthy Protein into Your Diet

Last Updated September 27, 2014

Eat your way to better health with these nut recipes.


As if nut lovers needed more reasons to get these healthful foods into their diets, the science keeps on coming. Not only are nuts are loaded with protein and healthy fats, but there’s ever-increasing evidence that eating a handful every day helps us live longer, too. In a 2013 Harvard School of Public Health study, people who ate nuts on a daily basis were 20% less likely to die during the span of the 30-year study (when compared to people who decided to forgo nuts). Get your daily dose with these ideas from the Edible community.


Nuts 101

black walnuts and cinnamon bun with frosting
Melissa Petersen, the editor of Edible Memphis, explains why black walnuts, which may help prevent cancer, are worth buying from the store—even in an areas with walnut trees aplenty.

Spiced Candied Walnuts

These spiced, candied walnuts make the whole house smell incredible.

Rare Finds: Tree Nuts

Edible Ohio Valley writer Maria Chal gives a crash course on the various types of tree nuts harvested in the fall.

Pistachio-Crusted Lamb Chops

Sweet, toasted pistachios and cumin give these chops a Middle-Eastern twist. Because rib chops are so small, they cook under the broiler in almost no time.

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal: Tasty Oatmeal You Can Eat Out of Hand

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal
Who doesn’t love it? Within our family, we love everything from eggs to French toast, lox and bagels to fresh fruit. One thing my family loves almost as much as they love my cheesecake is my baked...