{Nourish} Get Snackin’: Pistachio Pairings

Snacking can be just as adventurous as your other mealtime creations and you don’t need to spend more time in the kitchen to create something crave-worthy.  In-shell pistachios are a great foundation for creative snack pairings. This colorful nut is loaded with nutrients and flavor and a one-ounce serving of pistachios equals approximately 49 nuts (more than any other nut).   That shell is more then just decoration, it slows down your eating which means your snack lasts longer.

Did you know that discarded shells, left visible may be associated with increased snacking satisfaction?  In a recent study,  participants who left pistachio shells on their desk reduced their calorie consumption by 18 percent compared to participants who discarded shells immediately after consumption.

Sure, you can pair pistachios with a few grapes or some dried apricots or you can let your creativity and taste buds run wild and whip up a snack that will be really life changing.








My pistachio pairing?

  • In shell pistachios
  • orange-ginger marmalade
  • sliced, red anjou pears
  • grilled halloumi (or paneer) cheese

This is a great, family friendly snack that could equally impress at your next cocktail party.










What would you pair with in-shell pistachios?

By posting this pairing I am entering a contest sponsored by Pistachio Health Institute and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.”


Katie Cavuto MS RD

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