Whether you crack ’em, peel ’em, bust ’em, or buy ’em already opened for you, we can all agree that nuts are a handful of fun (unless you’re allergic to ’em). National Nut Day is celebrated on Oct. 22 throughout the world, a day created by the Liberation Foods Company —the U.K.’s only Fair Trade, farmer-owned nut company—in hopes to raise awareness of Fair Trade nuts and encourage a healthy diet. Join the fun and see if it’s all it’s cracked up to be!
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How to Celebrate National Nut Day
1. Make your favorite nut butter
Store bought nut butter is so 2000 and late. Grab your favorite nut, toss them in a food processor, and add some sweetener (if desired) and voila! Grab a knife to spread the goodness, or eat it by the spoonful.
2. Leave your coworkers a nutty treat
Want to brighten up someone's day at work? Why not all! Buy a family size container of mixed nuts at your local market and make snack-sized goodie bags for your coworkers. It's an inexpensive treat many will be go nuts for.
3. Add them to your meal
Try grabbing a handful of your favorite nut and adding them to your breakfast oatmeal, lunch chicken salad, or that veggie stir-fry you're making for dinner. The added protein will make your stomach (and muscles) happy, bro.
Why We Love National Nut Day
A. Nuts come in different shapes and sizes
No matter what your preference is, there is a vast variety of these delicious snacks that can suit your taste buds. Nuts also come in all shapes and sizes, from teardrop shaped almonds, to the wrinkly walnuts . In this case, size does not matter.
B. Nuts are delicious and nutritious
They are creamy and dreamy when consumed, and also deliver a punch of nutrition. Almonds are rich in protein, calcium, and vitamin E, while all nuts provide large amounts of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
C. Nuts make the perfect snack
We all get hungry, but not always are able to eat a full meal. What do we do in situations like these? NUTS TO THE RESCUE! We can grab a handful of nuts for a guiltless snack that puts the "hanger" at bay.