Aww Nuts! Why Walnuts Might Be Better Than Almonds
Any nutritionist will tell you that almonds and walnuts, in moderation, make delicious and healthy snacks. A serving size (1oz) of 20-25 almonds or 12-15 walnut halves will cost you 160-190 calories, but will keep you full for hours. Why is that? Because each type of nut contains a good source of healthy essential fatty acids (EFA’s) as well as a solid amount of protein (4-6g/serving), which helps keep us hungry humans satiated for a longer period of time. So, what’s the difference between walnuts and almonds?
In fact, most people consume roughly 20:1 more omega-6 fats than omega-3 fats, when in fact, we should aim for a ratio of 4:1. That’s where walnuts can help! A serving of walnuts contains 95% of our daily value for omega-3 fatty acids. Along with a healthy diet and other omega-3 fat-filled foods, you can quickly bring your fat ratio back to where it should be.
At Brit HQ, learning about the goodness of walnuts can only lead to one thing: a culinary hack! Check out our quick recipe for homemade Honey Walnut Butter, and all the delicious recipes you can use it in.
– 2 cups walnuts
– 1 tbsp honey
– a pinch of salt
– 2 tbsp oil (walnut, grapeseed, or vegetable)
Soak the walnuts for at least an hour, but overnight is best. Drain and blend with all your other ingredients in a food processor. Add additional honey and salt to taste, and if you’re looking for a super creamy texture, you can add more oil.
But what can you do with walnut butter besides spread it on a piece of toast? We recommend using walnut butter as a substitute for peanut butter in these three recipes:
Remember, like any food, moderation is key. Got any homespun health tips of your own? Send 'em our way by leaving a note in the comments below or saying hi on Twitter.
Tiffany Chag has been an NASM certified personal trainer since 2005. She is also a certified clinical nutritionist consultant and holistic lifestyle coach. She has experience in everything from weight loss to strength/agility training to nutritional consulting.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)