Are you nuts? (For pistachios) #PistachioHealth

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute.

So I’m working on the healthy me again.  Eating better, exercising.  Of course, with exercising comes hunger and I have to be aware of what I am having for snacks.  Thankfully, one of my family’s FAVORITE snacks is healthy, full of fiber and loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
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We all love them, any way you want to serve them, but all of us prefer to shell our own.  Probably because it’s just plain fun to shell your own ‘stacios but also… for me anyway, the shells kind of offer visual cues and reminders about portion control.  That pile of shells is a great indicator that maybe you’ve had enough. There’s a lot of pistachios in one serving.  Like 49.   These little nuts pack a serious punch in the snack department.

They also have the fiber. Yes, fiber. We all eat, we all need fiber.  I prefer to have natural foods giving me fiber and not having to end up with a supplement some day.  Pistachios are like the perfect snack. Good for you, generous portion sizes, and lots of benefits to your body.  That’s a win all around!


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The Pistachio Health Institute website has a ton of great information about pistachios, their benefits, and overall awesomeness.  Find out more about heart health, weight management (pistachios are great for helping with this!) and more. They’ve teamed up with Valerie Waters, celebrity trainer, to help spread the word about the awesome of pistachios. She’s got some really great tips in this infographic, check them out! 


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My favorite tips from Valerie?

The Pistachio Principle (which I touched on above- but really- cracking shells can slow you down and you may just realize with the visual cues from the pile of shells that you’ve had your fill for the day.

And really, the fiber.

We all need fiber.

I learned this the hard way. I’ve told you about that.

Get your fiber, people.


The Pistachio Health Institute and Ms. Waters have teamed up for the Shine like the Stars promotion over on the PHI Facebook page- head over and enter to win some fabulous prize packs! You’re nuts if you don’t! (See what I did there? I said you are nuts…and this is all about pistachios, and they are nuts….)

shine like the stars sweepstakes

3 winners will receive “Shine like the Stars Sweepstakes” prize packs, which include:

  • (1) Valslides autographed by celebrity fitness trainer, Valerie Waters
  • (1) Valerie Waters workout DVD
  • (1) Valerie Waters workout instructions
  • (1) Pistachio Health tote bag
  • (1) Pistachio Health nut container
  • (3) 8 oz. bags of pistachios
  • (1) $100 VISA Gift Card

To enter, participants must Like the Pistachio Health Institute Facebook page and enter their name, address and contact information here:


So what are YOUR favorite healthy snacks?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Pistachio Health Institute.

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

19 comments… add one
  • I love snacking on pistachios, almonds and hazelnuts. It’s great to realize how healthy they are.

  • I LOVE Pistachios and have for the longest time. But I was truly surprised when my 3 year old fell in love with them two. Although I’m definitely not complaining – especially at 49 per serving.

  • Since I have nut allergies I usually pass on anything nutty even though they are good for you, well the ones who aren’t allergic that is. 🙂

  • Fiber is so important for so many reasons. Thanks for sharing these tips. I’m trying to eat a lot cleaner right now, and pistachios are a great treat!

  • I love pistachios, and almost every nut, really. Hard to believe I only liked peanuts and almonds growing up!

  • I love the point of the shells helping with portion control. Very true. I love pistachios.

  • I ADORE pistachios!

  • I love love love pistachios! They’re so tasty. And I had no idea that you could eat so many in one serving. Makes me feel not quite so bad when I eat the whole bag.

  • My favorite healthy snack is fruit, fresh fruit or dried fruit.

  • I really like pistachios but mainly for the taste. The rest is just a bonus. (I didn’t know they were good for fiber!)

  • I love pistchios. My problem is that once I start eating them, I can’t stop until they’re gone.

  • Wow – I didn’t know many of these things about pistachios. That is very interesting, especially that there is an institute that specializes in it!

  • It’s amazing how healthy Pistachio nuts really are. I think a lot of people dont really know that. How cool there’s a The Pistachio Health Institute

  • I think having to shell them helps you go slower and eat less too. That’s always a plus!

  • I absolutely love pistachios! They are one of my favorite nuts! I’m always snacking on them! They make the best snacks.

  • You know I have never had any but the commercials that they have out now make me very curious about how they taste.

  • I snack on pistachios all the time. It’s good to know they are so healthy!

  • I love pistachios too! We always buy a big bag when we take road trips so we have something healthy to snack on!

  • 49 per serving! NICE! I love pistachios but I thought they were higher in calories! I will be picking up some on my next visit to the market. When I get home I will need to put 49 nuts into serving size bags ~ otherwise I will eat them all in one sitting!


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