Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
1 tablespoon Packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons Lemon juice
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
Pears, cored, sliced and dipped in lemon juice
¾ cup Red seedless grapes
¼ cup Natural American pistachios, chopped
Squeeze juice from one orange; peel remaining oranges and slice crosswise. Combine orange juice, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon; pour over oranges, pears and grapes. Chill at least 2 hours. Sprinkle with pistachios just before serving.
Nutritional Information per Serving: 116 calories, 2 g protein, 2.5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 25 g carbohydrates, 19 g sugars, 4 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium.