Pistachios: The Perfect Game Day Snack

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Healthy snacking and making good food choices can be difficult at any time of the year but can be extremely challenging on the BIG Game Day when pizza and beer abound. A great snack to choose is pistachios.

Antioxidants and an immunity boost

Pistachios are full of antioxidants and fiber which help you feel full. They will prevent you from over-eating during the game and give you an immune boost as well.

Convenient snacking

You can eat them right out of the bag, spice them up with a variety of seasonings (you can even buy them already flavored) or include them in a delicious dish.

If you are going to someone else’s house to watch the game, pistachios are a very portable snack. You can take them with you to avoid the pitfalls of over-indulging in something that will wreak havoc on your diet.

Even more nutritious reasons!

Pistachios also pack a nutritious punch with as much protein as an egg and as much fiber as a cup of broccoli. They have more potassium than a large banana and more phosphorus that a cup of milk. Pistachios have the good fat, low cholesterol, and low calories. As a matter of fact, a one ounce serving of 49 nuts has only 160 calories!

Pistachios are the answer. The question is, what flavor do you want and what are you going to make with them? Have a look at the American Pistachio Growers recipes for some ideas. And visit the Heart of the Desert website to choose your favorite flavor.

Heart of the Desert is a working pistachio ranch and vineyard with four retail establishments in New Mexico. They are best known for their farm fresh pistachios and Award-Winning New Mexico wines. Each store offers wine and pistachio tastings. They offer worldwide shipping and produce attractive gourmet baskets that make great corporate and family gifts. The main store, on the ranch in Alamogordo, offers farm tours that showcases how pistachios are grown and processed as well as a stunning Tuscany themed patio that overlooks the groves and is available for weddings, private parties or enjoying a relaxing glass of wine.