Would you like to get into the habit of eating healthier snacks? The annual Nuts For Life #nuts30days30ways challenge encourages Australians to snack on a handful of nuts each day, for a month, and by doing so, to help develop a tasty habit with big health benefits.
On average, Australians are only eating 6g of nuts per day – well short of the recommended 30g handful.
“Nuts are nutrient-dense powerhouses that can help you manage your weight, look after your heart, live longer and they are great brain food too,” said Nuts for Life Dietitian Belinda Neville.
If you need even more reasons to include nuts in your diet you can read about the health benefits of macadamias here.
Nuts can be included in meals and snacks in a variety of ways, including in dishes such as salads, vegetables, various main courses and breakfast cereals or in food products such as nut spreads.
Using macadamias, you can create snacks that are healthy, tasty and easy to have on hand. Perhaps start with these three snack ideas:
From 1 September to 30 September you can join other Aussies like ex-MasterChef and model mum Sarah Todd (@sarahtodd) and dietitians Rebecca Gawthorne (@nourish_naturally) and Rachel Scoular (@healthyhappyhabits) in the #nuts30days30ways challenge.
To join in simply:
1) Eat a handful of nuts* every day during September.
2) Follow #nuts30days30ways on Instagram for daily inspiration.
3) Share your nut snacks with the hashtag #nuts30days30ways to go into the draw for great prizes.
*Nuts could include almonds, Brazil nuts, chestnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts, macadamias, hazelnuts and cashews.
Run by Nuts for Life, Australia’s leading nut nutrition body, the #nuts30days30ways challenge is open to everyone. For all the details follow @nuts_for_life on Instagram or follow the #nuts30days30ways hashtag.
You’ll also find lots of inspiration on the Australian Macadamias Instagram account, check out https://www.instagram.com/ausmacadamias/