Happy Earth Week!

Color your palate green for spring and WIN from Wonderful Pistachios, our green nut sponsor.

052909 Shot04_H 0023

Enter TODAY (until next Wednesday, 4/27) to win a stash of Wonderful Pistachios!

All you have to do is share this post on social media and leave a comment answering the following question:

What do you love about Wonderful Pistachios?

With Earth Day this Friday, 4/22, let’s celebrate by eating green.  So you know that green foods are good for you, but do you eat them?  Now is the time as spring rejuvenates our appetites for greens from produce to herbs to nuts — today let’s zero in on a few that can make a difference to your health.

Revive your eating with these 3 GREEN Foods:

1. Pistachios – no salt, lightly salted, peppered or spiced, this tiny green nut is loaded with good stuff from healthy fats to fiber to protein. In-shell pistachios support mindful snacking. Aim for at least an ounce or 49 pistachios a day by themselves or tossed in salads, soups, chili, yogurt, oatmeal, quinoa or smoothies.

2. Avocado – this green fruit, which is disguised as a veggie has a smooth, velvety texture and is loaded with healthy fats and fiber, too.  Avocados can be used in so many ways: diced in salads, spread on bread or wrap, mashed in guacamole and whipped into smoothies.

3. Basil – fresh and aromatic this herb makes dressings and sauces pop with flavor, livens up pasta (as in pesto) and nestles into sandwiches, soups and omelets well.  Plus, it’s not only tasty, it helps your body stay healthy.

Avocado-pistachio-basil-.jpg

Let’s mix them all up and create a tasty bowl with this nutrient-rich triad with this simple recipe.

Avocado, Basil and Pistachio Lentil Bowls

Avocado-basil-pistachio-lentil-bowl.jpg

 Makes 5 servings (about 1/2 cup lentils each)

Ingredients

1 cup dry lentils, rinsed and drained

2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth

1 medium avocado, sliced

5 large basil leaves, coarsely chopped

 1/4 cup Wonderful Pistachios, lightly salted, shelled and chopped

2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard

Directions

On the stove top over medium-high heat, place lentils in a pot with the broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and allow lentils to absorb the fluid and soften.  Remove from heat when fluid is completely absorbed. Allow to cool for a few minutes.

Spoon lentils into bowls.  Add avocado, basil and pistachios.

In a small bowl whisk together oil, vinegar and mustard.  Drizzle over each of the bowls.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information (per serving):  Calories: 311, Total Fat: 17 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Dietary Fiber: 15 g, Sugars 3 g, Protein: 12 g

**Don’t forget to leave a comment about what fuels your pistachio passion and share this post for a chance to win a stash Wonderful Pistachios!

Enjoy eating simply,

-Vicki 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tagged on:                                     

17 thoughts on “3 Glorious Green Foods for Spring + Wonderful Pistachios Earth Week Giveaway!

  • April 21, 2016 at 9:20 pm
    Permalink

    Pistachios are my favorite nut. Wonderful Pistachios fill my need whenever I want a snack.

    Reply
    • April 22, 2016 at 12:59 am
      Permalink

      Hi Cheryl –

      Thanks for your input. They are the perfect snacking nut! You are entered to win — good luck!

      -Vicki

      Reply
    • May 10, 2016 at 7:11 pm
      Permalink

      Cheryl – you’ve WON a stash of Wonderful Pistachios! Please send me your full name, address and website address for posting! Thank you!
      -Vicki

      Reply
  • April 22, 2016 at 12:39 am
    Permalink

    Love snacking on pistachios to keep my energy up in the afternoon! Perfect for chasing after my toddler!

    Reply
    • April 22, 2016 at 12:58 am
      Permalink

      Great, Jaclyn. I, too, use them as an energy boost at 3 pm! Thanks for your comment. You are entered to win Wonderful Pistachios! Good luck!

      -Vicki

      Reply
    • May 3, 2016 at 7:25 pm
      Permalink

      Hi Jaclyn, Please send me your contact information as you’ve been chosen to Win from Wonderful Pistachios!

      Congrats!
      Vicki

      Reply
  • April 22, 2016 at 12:42 pm
    Permalink

    Love pistachios. They are my go to snack. I always have a bag in my purse.

    Reply
    • April 22, 2016 at 3:42 pm
      Permalink

      Great! They are an easy snack fix. Thanks for letting me know. I’ve entered you in our Wonderful Pistachios Earth Week giveaway!

      Happy Earth Day!

      -VSR

      Reply
    • April 27, 2016 at 11:43 am
      Permalink

      Great – thanks for commenting. Pistachios pick me up, too! Please share to win.

      Have a great day,

      Best,
      Vicki

      Reply
  • April 23, 2016 at 10:57 pm
    Permalink

    Have you ever tried Cranberry Pistachio Fudge? It is THE BEST fudge ever. Especially around the holidays.
    Just eating pistachios as a snack is great, too.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

    Reply
    • April 27, 2016 at 11:45 am
      Permalink

      I love fudge, especially with nuts. I make pistachio bark….I’ll have to try fudge now. Yes, straight up pistachios are awesome!

      Thanks, Carol Sue. Share to win!

      Best,
      Vicki

      Reply
  • April 24, 2016 at 4:38 am
    Permalink

    I love that they are easy to eat

    Reply
    • April 27, 2016 at 11:46 am
      Permalink

      Thanks for sharing! You are entered to win. Love that you love pistachios! :)

      -Vicki

      Reply
  • April 26, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    Permalink

    I love how unique of a nut they are! They have the best flavor too!

    Reply
    • April 27, 2016 at 11:47 am
      Permalink

      Yes! Please share on social media to win your own pistachio stash! :)

      Best,
      Vicki

      Reply

Thanks for checking out my lifestyle tips and recipes today!

logo
Food Advertising by