Mmmmm, yum! This makes about 4 servings, each about 43 calories, 7.3g of carbs, 1.5g of Fiber… a great snack you can store in the refrigerator (in a sealed container) for next time!
What would you pair this with? I might pair it with some celery or an apple, but you might just find me eating this on it’s own… 🙂
To help satisfy hunger and boost energy between meals, grab some almonds! High in protein and fiber, these little nuts are quite the superfood.
Almonds are the most nutritionally-dense nut, meaning they offer the highest concentration of overall nutrients per calorie and per ounce.
Great to add to things such as oats, yogurt, and they are perfectly tasty on their own!
Do you like almonds?
So snacks… that can withstand Florida heat but still nourish me and keep me stable. I opted to make my own trail mix and bring it, so I don’t have to worry about what’s in it, and it’s a good balance of things!
Here’s whats in it (this is portioned out into several bags)
- 1 cup sliced almonds.
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds.
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I buy them in chunks and slice them)
- 1/2 cup raw walnut pieces.
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds.
- 1/2 cup raisins.
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries.
Do you make your own trail mix? What do you put in it?
Almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts, and cashews contain the healthy monounsaturated fats that lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. And because they’re packed with protein and “good” fat, they won’t raise blood sugar as much as crackers or pretzels do. Because many nuts are high in calories (almonds are the lowest), stick to an ounce, or about the amount that will fit in the palm of your hand.
My husband likes to keep a container of cashews on our living room coffee table – I will dabble here and there, but I don’t think nuts get enough credit. I think many people just don’t view them as a snack, they are more of a topping or something. But they make a great snack, give it a try! 🙂