Nut Dishes Huntersville NC

Research shows munching on smaller meals throughout the day can actually help you shed pounds—but only if you choose wisely. Read on to see how can nuts help you with your goal.

Food Lion
(704) 875-1651
706 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(704) 892-4220
20125 North Main St
Cornelius, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(704) 596-8327
5624 N. Graham St.
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Walmart
(704) 547-0525
7735 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(704) 547-0972
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Walmart Supercenter
(704) 392-3338
9820 Callabridge Court
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(704) 392-3131
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Target
(704) 896-1813
9801 Sam Furr Rd
Huntersville, NC
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Aldi
5817 Prosperity Church Road
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pmFriday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

Trader Joe'S
(704) 688-9578
1820 East Arbors Dr.*
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sam'S Club
(704) 593-0227
8909 J. W. Clay Blvd.
Charlotte, NC
Pharmacy #
(704)593-0769

Aldi
4120 Sunset Road
Charlotte, NC
Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am - 7pmFriday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

Good Nuts to Crack

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By Molly Lyons

Wish you could ditch your snack attacks? Maybe you don’t need to after all. Research shows munching on smaller meals throughout the day can actually help you shed pounds—but only if you choose wisely. “Nuts are a compact way of getting a lot of nutrition,” says Marietta Amatangelo, RD, an integrative nutritionist at George Washington University’s Center for Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC. “They provide vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, and fiber.” Sure these nutritional gems are generally high in calories, but as long as you don’t go wild and crazy with your portions, they shouldn’t threaten your weight-loss goals and, in fact, they may even help. “Because they’re filling, nuts can actually keep you on your diet,” says Amatangelo, who recommends eating no more than 10 to 12 nuts a day. If you get bored with the same-old, same-olds, then branch out and mix it up with these nutritious varieties. Plus, chefs weigh in on fun ways to cook with them.

Hazelnuts
Also known as filberts, hazelnuts play a starring role in desserts, pastries, and chocolates. Nonetheless, they still earn the right to be classified as a health food. A 1-ounce serving provides almost a quarter of the recommended daily value of copper—important for making red blood cells and myelin, the substance that surrounds nerve fibers. One serving also provides a whopping 86 percent of the recommended daily value of manganese, a trace mineral that helps keep skin, bones, and cartilage healthy.
go nuts: Use hazelnuts to give your Romanesco sauce some staying power, says Abby Fammartino, a natural food chef in Portland, Oregon. Blend skinned and toasted hazelnuts, roasted peppers, sautéed onions, toasted bread, olive oil, salt, and pepper until chunky then serve over roasted veggies, chicken, pasta, or fish.

Walnuts
These modest nuts are heavy hitters when it comes to all-important omega-3s—just a quarter cup provides 90 percent of the recommended daily intake of these essential fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation. A recent study from the University of Oslo also found walnuts to be among the highest plant-based sources of antioxidants, which are associated with preventing heart disease.
go nuts: Sprinkle walnuts over a salad or toss with roasted root vegetables. Better yet start your day on a healthy note: Make a morning porridge by blending walnuts, apples, and pears in a food processor, says Adina Niemerow, holistic chef and author of Supercleanse (Collins Living, 2008), and, if you like, spice it up with currants, ginger, or figs.

Pine nuts
Still not convinced a measly handful of nuts will satisfy your cravings? Go for an ounce of pine nuts. They’re so tiny—you get about 167 of them per ounce—that you’ll get more in a single serving than you will with other nuts. Plus pine nuts give you almost 20 percent of your daily recommended vitamin K, essential for helping your blood clot. They’re also extremely high in manganese.
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Author: Molly Lyons

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