A while ago, I was inspired by NUTs.com to write a post about my favorite healthy snacks. Honestly, I don’t snack too much. I usually eat a lot for meals, so snacking for me is whatever is close at hand that fits in my palm. Usually that is nuts, granola, animal crackers or pickles.
Yes, I like things that crunch.
Nuts.com sells so many different items that even if you never snack you would find something to suit your dietary needs. I may not grab a granola bar, but I love having things like granola or nuts to throw into wraps, yogurt, oatmeal or banana mash howls.
This recipe is really simple and healthy, serving both the mind and body. I honestly didn’t want to turn on my oven, but wanted to change up my usual walnut and honey routine in my ugali. I also wanted to make a bigger quantity of sweet snack to have for later in the week.
Even a self proclaimed peanut butter addict wants a different nut every once in a while. Nuts.com has so many options for snacking, but also sells items in bulk for people like me who want to create their own snacks every once in a while.
I love that they have bagel chips which normally I have to go through a bag of Chex-Mix to get my fix, but now I can just order them in bulk! The perfect picky snacker’s dream! Does anyone else pick the dried fruit out of trail mix too? I throw that away actually, I like my trail mix to have nuts, chocolate and the occasional pretzel or corn nut.
They have trail mix too (that includes Monkey Munch!!!!!) and corn nuts as well.
Essentially this company is great! After you buy some bulk nuts, you only need one (or two to make it fancy) more ingredient to capitalize on this snack.
Healthy, satieting and tasty. What else does a snack need? Make these maple roasted nuts today and add them to breakfast, lunch and dinner, I won’t tell!
Pan Roaster Maple Walnuts
2 cups raw walnut halves
1T olive oil
3T Maple syrup
1t vanilla or cinnamon optional
Heat a nonstick pan on high and add olive oil. Pour in the walnuts and toast for a few minutes. Your nose will tell you when it’s done. Turn down the heat to low and add the remaining ingredient, stirring to coat. Roast for a minute or two while stirring to prevent burning. Turn off heat and pour onto a paper towel to air dry. This makes them crispy.
Eat and enjoy!
Now, time for WIAW! Thanks to Jenn for hosting.
Since I’ve already given you tons of fun stuff this post, I’ll keep my meals and descriptions short and sweet.
Banana bread bowl topped with peanut butter and an apple
Chickpeas with garlic and sun dried tomatoes and a lot of Asiago cheese (this is my comfort food people, better than Mac and Cheese!) and a salad
PB&J&Banana wrap (HUGE banana didn’t all fit inside so I ate the other half outside haha) and a bowl of my favorite greens
Cranberry cashew chickpea brownie with candy corn frosting. Don’t know the candy corn flavored things until you try them. I just bought two more bags of candy corn M&Ms that I found at Ollies. Have you ever been to Ollies? It’s a discount store that sells really good stuff, overstock from restaurants.
That was my day! Enjoy the nuts!
What is your favorite nut? Peanuts of course.
What is your favorite comfort food? PB&J or bananas.