Wednesday, May 23, 2012
When you're working hard during the day and then fitting in a workout in the evening, you're going to get hungry. That's when a quick, healthy snack packed with flavor and energy is exactly what you need.
While we used to reach for those processed granola or energy bars, we've found that a handful of homemade spiced nuts is better for so many reasons - they have the flavors we like, nuts are a great source of protein and healthy fats, plus they keep us fuller for longer.
Pictured at the top are Indian-Spiced Mixed Nuts from Williams-Sonoma. The recipe transforms plain mixed nuts by adding ginger, garam masala (and Indian spice blend), cumin and a hint of cayenne.
We also like the Garlicky Habanero Macadamia Nuts from Martha Stewart, below. Roasted macadamias are mixed with honey, garlic, habaneros and salt. The result is the perfect combination of salty, sweet and savory.
The next time you want a nutty and healthy snack packed with flavor and energy, whip up a batch of flavored nuts.
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Posted by FoodPair at 12:12 PM