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7/1/13 8:32 A

ty you all for the ideas

i had a bad experience with a nut once.;ended up at the dentist , so now i advoid nuts - ha

i love black olives - and living in paris, i should find them easy !

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6/20/13 10:24 A

The menu planner generally doesn't have opt-outs for specific individual foods because then it would need to be programmed with all of the *ingredients* for every item in the database. In other words, it would be possible to program it to exclude foods with "nut" in the name, but not to exclude something like, say, kung pao chicken or granola. In the case of nuts, especially, they don't want someone with a nut allergy to think, "I opted out of nuts, so everything in my menu plan will be safe."

As a previous poster mentioned, you can click on the item and find some substitute options, or find another food that offers the same types of healthy fats and make the substitution yourself. Fatty fish like salmon is a good source, and so is avocado. Olives and olive oil would also work.

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6/20/13 8:58 A

You may hate nuts, but you may want to re-think having them as nuts and seeds are healthy unsaturated fats that keep our hearts and brain healthy. A portion helps slow down digestion to help keep us full, helps keep our cholesterol levels down because of their fiber and also has protein and minerals our bodies need.

There are a lot of different nuts...Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts, Pecans, etc..... and seeds like Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds and pepitas, pick one that you like or can tolerate....

I personally eat 4 walnuts daily to protect my heart.

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6/20/13 8:45 A

You can click the food and exchange it for a similar food.

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6/20/13 8:31 A

i hate nuts - why does it keep giving me this, can i opt out of nuts ?

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