Creative and Delicious Ways to Incorporate Pistachios into Diabetes-Friendly Dishes

Three recipes that are also perfect for the holidays, simple to prep, taste amazing, and provide nutrients

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

November 7, 2022

November is American Diabetes Month, and just in time for the holidays, we are looking at ways to make healthy and delicious choices as we plan for the holidays. To help navigate the holiday season and manage diabetes, people should choose foods with a balance of protein, fiber, and fat – a winning trio of nutrients that may help keep you fuller longer – like in pistachios. They're plant-based and versatile – so you can enjoy them as a snack or in recipes. Wonderful Pistachios are great for incorporating in recipes such as these three that are simple to prep, taste amazing, and provide nutrients.

Wonderful Pistachios Street Tacos with Avocado Pistachio Cream Slaw
Though these aren't traditional holiday dishes, we all need simple healthy meals in-between all the celebrations, and these are a great go-to. These plant-forward tacos are powered with complete protein from Wonderful Pistachios. Pistachios are a better plant-protein choice versus meat because they’re naturally cholesterol-free and add fiber to your day. For these tacos, use Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Lightly Salted. Their whole No Shells line is perfect for saving time in the kitchen because they've done the cracking for you. These tacos are packed with flavor, from pistachios to herbs and spices. The pistachio avocado slaw also works beautifully on the side of chicken or fish dishes.

Wonderful Pistachios Pico de Gallo with Sweet Corn Soup
For gatherings - it’s a great starter or can be put into shot glasses as an appetizer for parties. Not only do the pistachios provide crunch, but they also add complete protein that helps fuel your body with essential amino acids. What's great about soup is that you can batch cook, prep ahead, then store and freeze it. On the day of any holiday gathering, heat and serve it.

Pistachio Powered Snack Board
Snack boards are fun. You can mix them up in several ways by incorporating family favorites and cultural influences. To make it more special, get kids involved. When creating a  board, you should always have a high-quality protein like pistachios – they’re one of the highest protein snack nuts, heart-healthy, and can be part of eating right with diabetes. For this Pistachio-Powered board recipe, we added Wonderful Pistachios In-Shell No Salt, and No Shells Lightly Salted. Both are low-sodium varieties yet still offer great taste. Next, add healthy carbs from colorful fruits and veggies to make your board balanced and gorgeous.

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