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I'm going Nuts

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It's true, I'm going nuts
I love raw nuts, I buy several different kinds and they are all good...
raw nuts are good mostly because they don't have added fats or sodium.....and another interesting thing I learned , well at least for me is that I don't crave them or over eat them....
it's true that nuts are calorie dense and so you have to measure , better yet weight them. weighing is always more accurate.....
they are a great snack, they are easy to baggie up , take along where ever you go....
today I made my own mix. and baggied them up so I can have them for my mid morning snack or when ever I feel I need something to snack on, they sure are filling and healthy for me.....
I mixed raw cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds, filberts and peanuts, added some raisins, and dried cranberries , just enough to give a bit of a sweet flavor.....I'm going to look for freeze dried fruits as I hear they are not as calorie dense ad the dried ones....

so as you can read I'm going nuts..and what a healthy thing to do.....

well as always let's have a healthy week
please share your healthy ideas , we all need to stay on this healthy lifestyle for the rest of our lives.....if we do it together if will be easier.....


Kitt
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  • GEORGIA_KAY
    I love nuts too and try to have some as often as I can. I too, have heard about the freeze-dried fruits and was wondering where I could buy some. I want to make my own trail mix (low cal version) and thought that freeze dried fruit and walnuts, almonds, etc. might be the way to go!
    3158 days ago
  • SHANTODD420
    Lol I have been eating almonds and dry roasted peanuts on my frozen yogurt lately.
    3160 days ago
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  • RUTHIEBEAR
    I, too, love nuts. But like you said I have to be careful because of the high fat content. I am on lowfat due to gaining whenever I add more fat into my eating plan.
    3160 days ago
  • TRAILWALKERJO54
    so true on all counts..

    I have my stash of almonds just in case I do not get enough fat for my day ..
    thanks for all your research and sharing it with us all

    hugs Jo
    3160 days ago
  • -POOKIE-
    I enjoy nuts too, brazils are a favourite, and cashews... oh wait and peanuts...*grins*
    3160 days ago
  • DKELLEY35
    I have a problem with eating nuts , maybe you can help me find a way around it, I don't like the feel of them in my mouth. It's a texture thing. I have several things i can't eat because of the way they feel in my mouth. I like the flavor. I know they are healthy, but I can't get by this texture thing. I'm open for suggestions. I think it's great your going nuts.
    3161 days ago
  • LAINIESNEWLIFE
    Thanks for the idea, Kitt! When I was a kid, we used to have nuts at Christmas that we had fun cracking.

    Hope you have a great week!

    Hugs,

    Lainie
    3161 days ago
  • MOV4WARD
    in the summer, i particularly like having chopped nuts with a square of melted dark chocolate, roll a small banana in it and freeze... in the winter, I don't freeze but it is a snack that sticks with me for sure.
    3161 days ago
  • DIFROMWYOMING
    I like them too though I still buy them from the store...so they would have all that oil and salt in them. One step at a time, I suppose! :)
    3161 days ago
  • CLIMBERS_ROCK
    I keep raw nuts for snacks also. I get them in bulk on-line in shells. Shelling them takes time, slows me down, makes the snack last longer, and helps me feel it was substantial. When I'm shelling the nuts I can't mindlessly eat. Plus, it saves money.
    3161 days ago
  • SOCKITTOME
    Thanks for the ideas, Kitt! I'm beginning to explore these types of things as snacking alternatives and you've given me some wonderful ideas!

    3161 days ago
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