Nuts and nut roast
Whether you are vegetarian or just cutting back on your meat-intake, a nut roast is a delicious centre-piece or addition to the Christmas dinner table, providing a range of nutrients including potassium, iron, zinc, B vitamins, folate and vitamin E.
For those catering for a variety of dietary requirements, there are plenty of gluten-free and vegan nut roast recipes available too. Nuts are also a source of monounsaturated fats, which can be beneficial for heart health and a small portion of unsalted nuts is a great healthy snack.
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