A handful of nuts can really hit the spot, both in terms of satisfying hunger and packing in quality nutrition at snack time. If you choose walnuts, a palm-ful (about half a cup) brings in 9 grams of protein, plus omega-3 essential fatty acids, fiber and a decent dose of copper and manganese. Give your taste buds a new take these healthy faves with a dash of spice and some sea salt, baking for 15 minutes to add crispy crunch.
Guys, get your aprons—your next workout’s in the kitchen. You throw back protein like nobody’s business. Shakes, smoothies, anything to up those grams, right? But you don’t have to burn out your blender or go broke buying boxes of pre-wrapped snacks. It’s easy to make your own bars, and this way you know you’re getting “clean fuel” from real, whole food ingredients. Each one of these chewy, chocolaty babies brings home 22 grams of quality protein, thanks to wholesome ingredients and top-of-the-line whey powder.
Want to dazzle family and friends this Thanksgiving with a tart, rich cranberry side dish that makes turkey taste more succulent and brings out the savory goodness of stuffing, corn soufflés and other starchy fare? Then look no further than this quick cranberry-walnut relish recipe. We promise, you’ll be grateful for how easy it is to assemble when every other surface of your kitchen countertop is covered with food!
In the warm summer months I love grilling outdoors. There’s something about the simplicity of summertime cookouts that makes me feel like life has slowed down a bit and maybe even gotten a little easier, if only for those couple hours. Whether it’s an old fashion block party with my neighbors or watching a gorgeous evening sunset in my backyard, from creative kabobs to decadent desserts, I love it all. Plus, it cuts the after dinner clean-up to a minimum, and I hate doing dishes.
Whether sprinkling slivered almonds on steamed veggies, spreading almond butter on breakfast toast or scooping up crunchy cashews when a snack attack hits, it’s easy to go nuts for nuts! No matter how you enjoy them, just a small serving instantly ups your daily intake of fiber, protein and healthy fats. But be sure to watch for this ingredient on labels, or you may be setting yourself back when it comes to benefits.
Traditional pate is made from meat, but this vegan version combines rich walnuts and hearty white beans for a similar texture and unique flavor! Serve chilled as an appetizer with fresh-cut veggies or gluten free crackers, or keep some in your refrigerator for a quick and tasty sandwich spread.
Need a snack to go? Pass on processed energy bars and make your own natural fruit and nut bars from pure, whole-food ingredients in line with the Paleo diet. Not only will you be sure you’re eating well, you’ll save on cost, too!
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