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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.....

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    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
    Lol I have been eating almonds and dry roasted peanuts on my frozen yogurt lately.
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    3160 days ago
    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
    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
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    I enjoy nuts too, brazils are a favourite, and cashews... oh wait and peanuts...*grins*
    3160 days ago
    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
    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!


    3161 days ago
    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
    I like them too though I still buy them from the they would have all that oil and salt in them. One step at a time, I suppose! :)
    3161 days ago
    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
    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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