Nuts to the Holidays! Looking at the December food magazines at the bookstore, I got a "sugar high" by just looking at all the cakes, cookies, and candies on the covers. So, am I going to cloister myself away to avoid these "tastes of the season". That's what I would have to do to avoid some of the Christmas goodies. No, I'm not, but I am going try to sneak some tasty nutritional ingredients into my diet to help balance my sugar high. Nuts are the perfect antidote. By themselves, they contain mostly good fat, protein, and no carbs - the perfect sugar balancer. This is true of all nuts. Each one is a wonderful source of vitamins and many of the minerals lacking in our normal American diet. My newsletter this month will focus on walnuts with their super nutritional profile, including omega fatty acids. So - nuts to holiday cooking. Check out the recipe for this wonderful orange walnut torte. Happy Holidays.
An Italian Orange Walnut Torte
Tricia Gregory, MA,RD/N
A dietitian who is a foodie and loves a great dinner party with wonderful food and terrific friends.