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National Pecan Day




Check out these links to yummy recipes involving pecans!

Ambitious Kitchen Twice Baked Butternut Squash: estimated 202 calories, 11.8g fat, 15.2 CHO, 3.7g fiber & 11g protein

Damn Delicious Pecan Pie Overnight Oats: estimated calories 292, 16.6g fat, 28.2 CHO, 7.6g protein

Damn Delicious Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lemon Glaze: estimated 464 calories, 24g fat, 32g CHO, 30.9g protein



Benefits of Pecans:

Pecans are high in Calcium, magnesium & potassium, Omega-3 fats, Vitamins A, E, & Zinc. This means that the benefits can range from improved heart health, immunity, and fighting inflammation to protection cells from damage Alzheimers, Parkinson's Disease, & Cancers (1). They are also satiating, but don't get too nutty- they are high in calories!







References:
1. Brennan, Dan. "Health Benefits of Pecans". WebMD. September 17, 2020. https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-pecans
2. Name. "Twice Baked Butternut Squash". Ambitious Kitchen. November 17, 2020. https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/twice-baked-butternut-squash/
3. Rhee, Chungha. "Pecan Pie Overnight Oats". Damn Delicious. December 1, 2016. https://damndelicious.net/2016/12/01/pecan-pie-overnight-oats/
4. Rhee, Chungha. "Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lemon Glaze". Damn Delicious. May 4, 2015. https://damndelicious.net/2015/05/04/pecan-crusted-salmon-with-lemon-glaze/



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