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It’s National Walnut Day!

May 19, 2022

Go nuts!

If you’re a health nut, then walnuts are for you. They are nutritious and delicious. Just a few of these nuts provide you with a whole list of healthful benefits.

Choose walnuts:

Rich in antioxidants and Omega 3s

Good for your gut

Helps with weight control

Good for healthy aging

Boosts brain function

If you’re hungry and need a tasty snack, grab a handful of walnuts to feed your hunger pangs and improve your well-being.

Go nutty today with some fun nut idioms and puns.

Idioms:

Tough nut to crack

Health nut

In a nutshell

From soup to nuts

Nuts about you

You drive me nuts

Get down to the nuts and bolts

A coffee nut

Puns:

Nut-thing lasts forever

Believe it or nut

Down, but nut out

Burn the midnut oil

The writing is on the wal-nut

A true treat on National Walnut Day is the book All from a Walnut by Ammi-Joan Paquette.

This is a beautiful and heartfelt multigenerational story. Grandfather tells Emilia the story of his journey across the ocean carrying only one bag and in his pocket, a walnut. That walnut seed planted many years ago is now a strong tree, towering above Emilia’s mother’s smaller tree. And now, Grandfather patiently teaches Emilia how to plant and care for the walnut she found. With each page turn, this story tugs at your heart as readers revel in the story of family, love, and life.  

The soft light of morning falls upon ripening forests of oak and elm, walnut and hickory, and all Nature is thoughtful and calm. – Author: John Muir

National Nut Day – Are You Nuts?

October 22, 2015

Today is National Nut Day.

There have been times I’ve been called nutty as a fruitcake, but never mind that now. Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of eating nuts. They’re healthy for you! In a nutshell, nuts are filled with omega-3 fatty acids that are perfect for heart health. They’re filled with protein, fiber, and lots of other good stuff. They’re an ideal snack and easy to carry in your pocket or purse. Choose raw or dry nuts. Almonds, pistachios, walnuts, and cashews are some of the best. I could go on and tell you everything I know about this subject from soup to nuts, but I won’t. No need to make you more nuts than I already have. I just want you to go nuts over nuts!

If you’re nutty like me, share these books with your kids.

Here’s one of my favorites:

Product Details

Let’s Go Nuts! Seeds We Eat written and illustrated by April Pulley Sayre, Beach Lane Books, 2013. It’s a rhyme! It’s a chant! It’s a cheer! This book is so much fun you’ll want to read it again and again. Go nuts and read!

Product Details

Nuts to You written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert, Harcourt Children’s Books, 1993. What are nuts without a squirrel? Make sure to take a bite out of this wonderful rhyming book filled with colorful paper collages expertly constructed by Lois Ehlert.


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