Celebrate National Nut Day (the food, not the people), with this Southwest flavored, and nut-filled snack.
Hey ~ Happy National Nut Day! No, this day is not necessarily all about celebrating all of the crazy people in your life (why can’t everyone just be normal like us?), it’s about the kind of nuts that you eat. And because National Nut Day also falls on a Recipe ReDux post day, how totally great it is that we all brainstormed for you and came up with some fabulous nut-loving recipes to enjoy today and all year long!
Nuts are hands-down one of my favorite foods, because they’re a great source of healthy unsaturated fats, along with some protein and even a bit of carbs. Kind of like a meal all rolled into each little bite. Plus, they’re plants, so if you’re working toward a more plant-based diet, they’re a very nice addition.
I tend to add nuts to oatmeal for breakfast, or salads at lunch or dinner. Because they’re so balanced, I also really like to include nuts as part of a snack. They’re filling, so you really don’t need more than a handful to do the trick and hold you off until your next meal.
I always make mixed spiced nuts to keep on hand for the holidays, and this is one of my favorites. It’s of course adapted from the original Chex cereal snack mix, and I love the mix of southwest spices with just a little bit of heat. I make a double batch because it’s pretty popular, and it’s actually kind of hard to stick to just a handful. At least it’s healthy!
I swap out the butter for olive oil, which works just fine and it’s a much healthier option. I also like to use more of the wheat Chex because they’re higher in fiber.
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