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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!

1. Brennan, Dan. "Health Benefits of Pecans". WebMD. September 17, 2020.
2. Name. "Twice Baked Butternut Squash". Ambitious Kitchen. November 17, 2020.
3. Rhee, Chungha. "Pecan Pie Overnight Oats". Damn Delicious. December 1, 2016.
4. Rhee, Chungha. "Pecan Crusted Salmon with Lemon Glaze". Damn Delicious. May 4, 2015.

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