Healthy Ways to Incorporate Walnuts Into Your Diet

Walnut cooking
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If you love walnuts, you should know there are even more reasons to enjoy them—they’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, and magnesium. So, it’s time to start adding more walnuts to your diet. Walnuts add a nice crunch to sweet and savory meals, and here are some ideas for how to cook with them.

Fish Coating

Walnuts make for a nice coating on halibut, tilapia, or salmon when they’re mixed with breadcrumbs, and they add some much-needed flavor to bland fish.

Replace Pine Nuts with Walnuts in Pesto

Did you run out of pine nuts? Don’t fear, as walnuts are a great replacement, and they’ll add a nice flavor to your pesto.

Pizza Topping

For a nice crunch on pizza or flatbread, pair walnuts with fruits, cheeses, or meats.

Vegan Meatballs

Next time you want to make meatballs without the meat, use eggplant and walnuts as the base.

Mix Them with Herbs

Walnuts make an amazing snack on their own, and they’re even better when tossed with ground coriander, cayenne or chili powder, paprika, salt, Parmesan, and olive oil before they’re roasted for five to six minutes.