Fri Dec 4th, 2020
Tags: Healthy holiday treats, Healthy Recipes, homemade treats, Lisa B. Smith RDN, mixed raw nuts unsalted/unroasted, Nuts, Shining Mountain Health and Wellness
Nuts have numerous health benefits. They have a combination of healthy fats, protein and fiber.
Nuts have been shown to help lower cholesterol and triglycerides, to help with weight loss, improve blood sugars and reduce inflammation. They contain antioxidants and are loaded with minerals such as magnesium, manganese, selenium and copper. They are also associated with reduced risk of heart attack and stroke.
Nuts are a filling snack and a small handful, a ¼ cup, is one serving. They also make great homemade treats!
Try this recipe for a seasonal treat to give away to family and friends for the holidays. We may not be together, but a baggie of seasoned nuts is easy to catch!
Lisa B. Smith, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with the Southern Ute Shining Mountain Health and Wellness.
Spiced Holiday Nuts
Cinnamon/sugar mix- 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1 teaspoon sugar stirred together.
Serve warm or let cool completely to place in baggies for gifts!