How to host a healthful summertime gathering

(BPT) - As the sun starts to shine brighter and the warmer weather invites us to gather with friends and family, it’s important to continue prioritizing our health and wellness throughout the season. One way to do so? Serving good-for-you foods when spending time with loved ones. Registered dietitian Natalie Rizzo shares how she infuses wellness into her gatherings by creating a nutritious and delicious menu, so that you too can host with wellbeing in mind this summer.

One ingredient Natalie always includes in her dishes to pack a nutritious punch is almonds. In just one handful (1 ounce), almonds offer 6 grams of plant protein, 4 grams of fiber, 13 grams of unsaturated fat and only 1 gram of saturated fat. Almonds also contain 50% of your daily intake of antioxidant vitamin E and 20% of your daily intake of magnesium. When using almonds for healthful sides and entrees, Natalie suggests:

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