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5 Healthy Meals You Can Add Tiger Nuts To

Are you looking to supercharge your nutrition plan?

You should definitely consider adding Tiger Nuts to some of your meals. If you haven’t heard of this Superfood before, it’s actually not a nut at all, but a nutritious tuber. They grow right below the surface of the Mediterranean soil giving these special tubers a similar taste to a nut, but without the allergy concerns.

The consumption of Tiger Nuts goes back to the days of cavemen, so they are even considered paleo friendly too. Are you ready to learn exactly how to add Tiger Nuts to a healthy meal plan?

Here are five meals or snacks you can add Tiger Nuts to.

GlutenFree Tiger Nut Pizza

You can easily make your own gluten free pizza dough with Tiger Nuts Flour. It’s organic, comes in two different sizes, and works most of the time the same way as ordinary baking flour. It's a one-to-one ratio for baking. The taste is nutty and savory which will work well with all different kinds of healthy pizza toppings. Load it up with bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and spinach for an at-home pizza night that even your kids will love to eat.

Crunchy Salads

A salad created with spring mix lettuce, kale, and cabbage is a great base to start with. Then of course add any veggies you enjoy in your salad. Finally, instead of topping your salad with high-fat cheese or greasy carb-heavy croutons, it’s better to have a light crunchy finish with Tiger Nuts. Tiger Nuts Sliced is the perfect way to add fiber and texture to any salad. Low in fat and calories, topping your salad with Tiger Nuts will make you look forward to eating more salads because you’ll crave that exceptional Tiger Nut taste.

Powerhouse Morning Muffins

Raw Premium Tiger Nuts have a terrific coconutty taste and are perfect in morning breakfast muffins or banana quick bread. The fiber content in raw Tiger Nuts is 8 grams per serving which will help you reach your target goal of 25 grams per day. People that want to stay satisfied with their meals need to increase their fiber consumption because it makes you feel fuller for longer periods of time. Having a morning muffin with Tiger Nuts won’t leave you feeling hungry mid-morning since you’ll be satisfied until lunch.

Protein Packed Smoothies

A green smoothie is a perfect snack on the go or as a meal replacement, if you add in some of our Tiger Nuts Chopped to your favorite recipe. The chopped Tiger Nuts will blend in smoothly with your beverage. This will give you extra protein in your smoothie so you’ll have the energy you need to go about your day. Plus, it’s less fat than adding nut butters for protein, and you don’t have to worry about allergens with Tiger Nuts.

Stir Fry With Tiger Nut Oil

Make a healthy chicken or shrimp stir fry with a couple of tablespoons of extra virgin Tiger Nuts Oil. Cold-pressed and organic, the flavor of the Tiger Nuts Oil is nutty and subtle. It’s healthier than olive oil because less fat will be absorbed into the surface of whatever food you are cooking.

Feel free to share #Tigernuts on social media to showcase all of the meals you make in your own kitchen with our delicious and nutritious Tiger Nuts. The sky’s the limit on how you can enhance your meals and snacks with these superfood tubers.

   

Amazing Golden Cakes using Tiger Nuts Flour!

One of our terrific customers, sent us this picture of the Golden Cakes that she makes using our Premium Organic Tiger Nuts Flour, and you must agree, they do look good!

Here's with what she says about them:

I make them with equal portions of brown rice flour and chufa flour, honey, fresh ginger, lemon, and local butter. With the moistness of the honey, using all chufa made it too dense, so the brown rice flour balances it out to make a moist, tasty, and coincidentally gluten free delight! The ones with red have a carnelian compote in them, and the ones with the bit of date on top have a fig/date/citron Ambrosia of Thoth in them.

For more recipes, please visit the recipe section on our web site www.tigernutsusa.com  and if you have any questions, please let us know via nuts@tigernutsusa.com

The Team at Tiger Nuts!

8 Diet And Nutrition Tips to Boost Health And Fitness During COVID-19

8 Diet and Nutrition Tips!

Staying healthy and fit is important for our physical, mental and emotional well-being, especially during the current COVID-19 virus challenge. Routine changes and our reactions to stress and uncertainty could cause us to eat poorly and skip daily exercise, though. For these reasons, we’ve compiled a list of diet and nutrition tips that can boost health and fitness during these challenging times.

1. Prioritize breakfast.

Our daily routines may be disrupted right now, but we should still prioritize breakfast. This meal replenishes our blood sugar and can reduce health risks such as heart disease and obesity. A healthy breakfast packed with fiber and protein also reduces lethargy and powers our muscles during workouts.

2. Consume complex carbs.

To fight boredom or manage stress, we may grab processed foods and sweet snacks that are loaded with simple carbohydrates. However, our bodies need complex carbs, even if we’re on a #glutenfree diet. Nutrient-rich whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans are complex carbs that increase fullness, reduce overeating, stabilize blood sugar levels, and fuel our bodies for the day.

3. Add protein.

Protein maintains and repairs our bodies. Protein builds muscles when we work out, too. Lean meats, fish, dairy, legumes, and eggs are excellent protein sources. We can multiply our body weight by 0.36 to estimate the amount of protein to eat each day.

4. Increase fruits and veggies.

Half of the food on our plates should be low-calorie and low-fat fruits and vegetables. A rainbow of organic food options provides us with fiber, vitamins and minerals that boost body and brain function. During isolation, we can eat more salads, snack on cut veggies and dried fruits, and try new fruit and veggie recipes.

5. Focus on healthy fats.

Saturated fats found in sweets and processed foods cause us to feel physically and mentally sluggish. Unsaturated or healthy fats can reduce inflammation and ease movement. Healthy fats include olives, avocados, #Tigernuts, and seeds that compliment any meal or snack.

6. Count calories and measure portions.

The amount of food we need depends on our activity level, health goals and other factors, which can fluctuate daily during the current virus lock-down. We can track our food intake and exercise with a fitness app, use small plates when we eat and turn off electronics during meals to control our caloric intake and portions.

7. Stay hydrated.

While we’re stuck inside, it’s easy to forget to drink enough water. The result is reduced brain and body function. Drinking eight eight-ounce glasses of water a day helps us stay hydrated. We can also eat melons, cucumbers, soups, and other foods that are high in water content.

8. Follow an eating schedule.

Eating large meals and overeating can lower our metabolism, reduce workout effectiveness, and destabilize our blood sugar and insulin levels. An eating schedule supports our well-being and includes four to six nutritious meals and snacks daily.

We are all affected by virus lock-down challenges, but let’s continue to invest in our health and fitness. Eight diet and nutrition tips, including #Tigernuts, boost our physical, mental and emotional well-being and improve our quality of life. Stay healthy, active and safe, friends!

     Founder and CEO Tiger Nuts USA