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Including nuts in your diet can provide a host of health benefits. The list includes lower cholesterol levels, reduced risk for heart disease and stroke, better weight control, and lower insulin needs for people with diabetes.
- 2 tbsp. chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 9-oz. bag of fresh spinach (about 4 cups raw)
- 2 tbsp. golden raisins
Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat and add chopped walnuts. Shake the pan to turn the nuts. After about 3 to 5 minutes, or when you start to smell them toasting, turn off the heat. Transfer toasted nuts to a bowl.
Remove stems from spinach. Rinse and drain in a colander and pat with a paper towel. Heat oil in the frying pan over medium heat and sauté spinach until soft and bright green. Add raisins and nuts and stir until hot. Serve immediately.
Makes 2 servings
Each serving contains 120 calories, 7 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
Online Medical Reviewer: Brittany Poulson MDA RDN CD CDE
Online Medical Reviewer: Heather Trevino
Date Last Reviewed: 10/1/2020
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