National grab some nuts day
August 3rd, 2012
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

It may sound a bit nutty, but August 3 is National Grab Some Nuts Day!

Nuts are considered to be a superfood: They're high in protein and contain monounsaturated fat, which can decrease a person's risk of heart disease and help boost their good cholesterol levels. Their portability also makes them a fantastic on-the-go snack. In fact, it’s been shown that crunchy snacks - like nuts - help improve mood and alertness.

A good way to boost nuts' natural goodness is by roasting them. Try tossing a variety of nuts in a little bit of vegetable oil, some brown sugar, cayenne for spice and an earthy herb like rosemary. They burn quickly, so keep an eye on them.

Nuts are high in oil content, which means they can also spoil quickly. To prevent your stash from going bad, store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

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  1. Mark L

    This is a really bad name for a day. Sounds like either a perverts paradise or a tribute to Michael Jackson

    August 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Reply
    • Truth™@MarkL

      I though those two were one and the same...

      August 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Reply
  2. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    You want 2 CD's?

    You want 2 CD's Nutz?

    August 3, 2012 at 11:37 am | Reply
    • AleeD®

      O S, aisle CDemz nutz enn raiz u uh weener.

      August 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
    • Sir Biddle@JD

      What do you call nuts on a wall?

      August 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Reply
      • AleeD®@Sir Biddle, Wannabe Jokester

        a $umi$$ive waiting for an azzwhoopin.

        August 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Reply
        • Jdizzle "The Chronic" McHammerpants ♫♫

          What are chin nuts?

          August 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm |
        • Jerv

          What are chest nuts?

          August 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
        • AleeD®@Nutty Buddies

          Chin nuts: Oops! Slipped out again.
          Chest nuts: a hermaphrodite with a thyroid problem.

          JBJ, I have no idea what you're talking about.

          August 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
        • MicheleG™

          LIKE your insane definitions AlleD!

          August 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • JBJingles_from the casa

      While the 'Kat's' away, the mice will play?? :D

      August 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Reply
  3. MicheleG™

    Cashews! Pecans! And more CASHEWS!

    August 3, 2012 at 10:53 am | Reply
  4. AleeD®

    ~_~ Mmmm, yes. Good idea. ~_~

    August 3, 2012 at 9:53 am | Reply
    • Sir Biddle@AD

      Hey Alee, can you hold dezz for a minute?

      August 3, 2012 at 10:25 am | Reply
      • AleeD®@Sir Bid

        ~_~ All you need is a minute? Sorry to hear that.

        August 3, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
        • Sir Biddle@AD

          Marathon runner, not a sprinter.

          August 3, 2012 at 10:57 am |
        • AleeD®@Sir Bid

          So .... longer? ~_~ Gooooood.

          Put 'em right here ....

          August 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  5. Truth™

    At first glance, I thought this was another Chick-Fil-A story...

    August 3, 2012 at 9:18 am | Reply

      Right ... Lol

      August 3, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
    • angrybabykitty

      Yeah, I did too; especially since I couldn't get the picture to load on my phone.

      August 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply

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