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Roasted Chestnuts – Healthy Christmas Snack and Healing Benefits

How is the cooking going?

Are you delighted with the healthy Christmas recipes so far?

But let’s not forget about the snacks!

In these cold winter days, we need something to boost our energy levels. And, at the same time, to NOT contain a lot of sugar AND be healthy for us.

Health Benefits of Chestnuts

You’ll be surprised to know that these nuts are perfect for the winter season. Here’s why:

  • Improves Digestive Health

During the holidays, we sometimes eat more than we can handle. But these healthy snacks will help your food pass through your system easier. At the same time, reducing bloating and constipation.

And no wonder, since they contain a lot of fiber which also reduce cholesterol and stabilizes your blood-sugar levels.

  • Boosts Energy Levels

Unlike sugary filled desserts or simple carbs that make you hyperactive for an hour and then give you that after lunch crash, chestnuts actually help you stay focused and energized longer throughout the day. This is due to their high amounts of complex carbs which take longer to be broken down by the body. Meaning that the release of energy will be slower but consistent.

  • Improves Overall Wellness

Chestnuts are a gift from Mother Nature, they contain plenty of vitamins and minerals that help your body function properly at all times. It contains healthy nutrients that promote brain, skin, and bone health, among others.

So, what are you waiting for?

Try this delicious and simple roasted chestnuts recipe and enjoy its health properties.

Roasted Chestnuts – Healthy Christmas Snack

All you need is 2¼lb chestnuts, a big bowl, water, a deep oven tray and baking paper.

Directions:

  1. Soak the chestnuts in water for about 30 minutes. This way they’ll peel with ease and you’ll also avoid injury.
  2. In the meantime, heat the oven to 400F.
  3. Take the chestnuts out of the water and, using a sharp knife, cut a cross into the skin of each.
  4. If you want the roasted chestnuts to be creamier inside, soak them in water for another 15 minutes after you’ve cut them.
  5. Put them on a baking paper on the tray and add a few glasses of water. Just enough that they are half in, half out.
  6. Leave them within for about 30 minutes and move them after 15 minutes so that they roast on all sides.

Once they open and become brownish, they are ready to be served.

What do you think of this recipe?

Have you taken a look over the other healthy Christmas recipes?

Check them out by clicking on the links below:

Baked Pears – Healthy Christmas Recipe #1

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Tomatoes – Healthy Christmas Recipe #2

Mulled Apple Cider with Exotic Spices – Healthy Christmas Recipe #3

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To your health!

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