Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pecans! (Local Food)



Hey Y'all! We are driving through Georgia today! I have to tell you, the people here are just so nice, certainly southern charm at its finest! 

As a dietitian and foodie I LOVE to eat from local stores and farmers. Today we got lucky and happened upon Adcock Pecans. I guess I should tell you it's actually really really hard to miss this place. It's it huge!!!! Isles and isles of pecans, peanuts, jams, jellies, honey and so much more.

I went in alone (that by itself was a wonderful experience) and picked out several goodies! Pecans, trail mix, blackberry jam, pecan oil, local honey and onion relish (so excited to try that!). 

I am especially excited about pecans- they are incredibly healthy and have so many nutritional benefits. They are a great source of iron, magnesium and many other minerals. They are very good for maintaining a healthy heart as they are high in monounsaturated fats. Much or the American diet is way too high in polyunsaturated oils like canola, soybean, corn and vegetable (it's in most packages foods). This unhealthy fat ratio can ultimately lead to inflammation in the body with is the precursor for many preventable heath issues. Pecans and pecan oil can help balance that out some.

Oscar and I ate a bunch of the pecans (yum!) Annie likes them, but preferred the peanut trail mix I got :) The boys? Well they haven't moved past peanut butter. 

Perhaps I make a pecan pie and see how that goes! 

Living with Less and Loving More~
Kelley





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