The other day, I went to play golf with my Nana (don’t laugh!) and to my surprise, the golf course had an abundance of pecan trees! While, I’m not the best at golf, I did discover that I am a very good pecan-picker! Here is the bounty I brought home (don’t worry, the golf course encourages people to pick them, it saves them from having to clear them off of the green. I’m not a pecan bandit… although that does sound pretty cool.)
Pecans are great to add to tons of recipes, especially this time of year. Their sweet, nutty crunch goes so well with winter squash and other vegetables of the fall season. They are amazing in stuffing and pilafs, and pretty much anything with dried fruit. I love them in salads, or just for snacking! Not only all of that, but they are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, protein, and heart-healthy fats. Studies also show that eating pecans can help protect your nervous system from diseases like Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Here are some great healthy recipes that feature this nutritious nut:
- Clean eating pecan pie
- Nut crusted baked chicken
- Apple pecan chicken salad
- Wild rice pilaf with butternut squash, cranberries, and pecans
- Roasted broccoli and pecans
- Clean eating sticky buns
- Honey roasted pecans
- Maple pecan granola
- Basil pecan pesto
- Maple balsamic salad with strawberries and pecans
- Pecan date bars
Question: How do you like your pecans? Comment below!