While nuts are high in calories, they are loaded with health benefits. Better still, recent studies suggest that a moderate consumption of nuts can actually help with weight control. Here are several Chinese and Asian-inspired recipes using different types of nuts.
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These sugary treats make a great snack and add something extra to salads or added in a stir-fry.
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This popular Hong Kong dish pairs candied walnuts with shrimp in a mayonnaise-based sauce. This recipe has been reader-rated at 5 out of 5 stars.
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Peanuts, a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture, are glazed with sugar and five-spice powder.
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Peanuts add the final touch to this popular spicy Szechuan dish.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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My favorite nut, cashews are high in antioxidants, contain heart-healthy oleic acid and are a good source of copper and magnesium.
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Cashews replace peanuts in this variation on Kung Pao Chicken.
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A nutritious side dish.
Liu X, Li Y, Guasch-Ferré M, et al. Changes in nut consumption influence long-term weight change in US men and women. BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, 2019. doi:10.1136/bmjnph-2019-000034