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Go Nuts for Holiday Nuts

Crunch, sweet and spicy – what’s not to love? These easy to make, spiced nuts are sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering, mid-afternoon snack, or as a gift for the holidays.

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Go Nuts for Holiday Nuts


Description

1 cup almonds

1 cup cashews

1 cup peanuts

1 cup pecans

1 cup walnuts

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp cardamom

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

⅓ cup pure maple syrup

2 Tbsp water (or use melted butter instead)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together spices and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine nuts and set aside.
  4. Whisk together pure maple syrup with water (or butter) until frothy. 
  5. Pour syrup mixture over the nut mixture until well coated. 
  6. Dust nuts with spice mix and stir.
  7. Arrange nuts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a single layer.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  10. Store in an airtight container.

Trail Mix & Match

 

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Trail Mix & Match


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It can be hard finding snacks that are healthy and can be easily taken on the go, but luckily our dietitian, Autumn, has created four delicious different trail mixes! Check out her recipes below!


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Heart-healthy: Ingredients like Walnuts and Pumpkin seeds are good sources of Omega-3’s – “the good fat” – which can help manage risk of cardiovascular disease.

1 cup of Pretzels – Low Sodium

1/4 cup of Walnuts

1/4 cup of Dried Cranberries

1/8 cup of Pumpkin Seeds

Blood-Sugar Management: Combining fats and proteins like nuts and seeds to carbohydrates like cereal and dried fruit can help stabilize blood sugars while meeting energy needs.

1 cup of Cheerios

1/4 cup of Almonds

1/4 cup of Peanuts

1/4 of Dried Banana Chips

Low-Sodium: Get creative with things like cinnamon, shaved coconut, garlic, or even a little cayenne pepper for a twist on your classic trail mix!

1/4 cup of Cashews (Unsalted)

1/4 cup of Walnuts (Unsalted)

1/4 cup of Peanuts (Unsalted)

1/4 cup of Dehydrated Apple Chips

1 tablespoon of Coconut Flakes

1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon

Low-Calorie: Stop cravings by satisfying them! Add dark chocolate or dried fruit to a salty treat like popcorn and nuts to bring balance and flavor.

3 cups of Popcorn

1/2 cup of Assorted Nuts

2 tablespoon of Dark Chocolate Chips