Healthy holiday spiced nuts 

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This is a quick and simple recipe that will impress your family and friends!   

Don’t let the list of ingredients intimidate you…most of them are spices located in your cupboard.  Don’t have all of them?  Use what you have on hand, and it will still be tasty or add a few to your shopping list.   

Most of the ingredients are what is termed “anti-inflammatory,” meaning they have properties that promote health through their antioxidant effect.  

Chronic inflammation in the body can produce negative health effects. Eating anti-inflammatory foods is one way to help combat the damage produced by chronic inflammation. 


Healthy Spiced Holiday Nuts 


6 cups raw nuts (unsalted/unroasted) such as pecans, walnuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios 

3 tablespoons olive oil 

2 tablespoons brown sugar 

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt 

1 teaspoon cumin 

1 teaspoon chili powder 

1/2 teaspoon turmeric 

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 

1/4 teaspoon ginger 

1/4 teaspoon paprika 

1/4 teaspoon cayenne  

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 

1/4 teaspoon black pepper 




  1. Heat oven to 350. 
  1. In a large bowl combine all nuts. 
  1. Add olive oil and stir to coat. 
  1. Add each spice directly into nut mixture, stirring between each one to coat. 
  1. Place nuts on sheet pan and bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. 


Let cool and serve or place in baggies for a homemade gift. 

Servings per recipe: 24    Serving size: ¼ cup 

Nutrition per serving: 221 Calories, 19.4g Fat, 9.4g Carbohydrates, 3.1g Fiber, 6g Protein. 

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