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The Perfect Snack

Walnuts are not only a good source of monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, but this snack could help us better respond to stress. What more could you ask of a snack food? According to a study published in the Journal of the College of Nutrition, walnuts and walnut oil reduced blood pressure during stress. This was accomplished with the participants consuming 1.3 ounces of walnuts… a perfect snack size. Move over chips!

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Snacking Success

With the cost of food going up and salaries not rising at the same rate, many families buy in bulk. If being bored or upset can send you to the pantry, stopping after “one serving” out of a big container is very difficult because we are not eating from true belly hunger. The hunger we are trying to fill is emotional and will not be satisfied by food, but we try… and try… and try… sometimes until the container is empty, much to our horror! When you first bring the BIG package home, fill multiple small snack packs and SEAL the big package closed. Planning ahead always works.