Tasty Tuesday – Apple Almond Butter

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… 🙂

Superfood Saturday – Almonds

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?

 

Saturday Snack Spotlight – Clean Trail Mix

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. 1 cup sliced almonds.
  2. 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds.
  3. 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I buy them in chunks and slice them)
  4. 1/2 cup raw walnut pieces.
  5. 1/2 cup sunflower seeds.
  6. 1/2 cup raisins.
  7. 1/2 cup dried cranberries.
  8. Peanuts
  9. Cashews
 Do you make your own trail mix? What do you put in it?

Sunday Shakeology – Sweet Almond Sunrise

Where are my almond lovers? I love almonds… raw, toasted, milked…. I like their taste and their texture too.

Makes a great addition to your Shakeology, too!

You can also use real almonds in place of the extract but your shake will still have bits and pieces texturally, unless you have one of those really awesome blenders. Or, place them in the food processor first and blitz away!

Who’s all about Almonds?!

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Saturday Snack Spotlight – Nuts

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.

Diabetic Friendly Nuts

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! 🙂