nuts to keep you from going nuts


Jill says • I used to have a really bad habit of letting myself get too hungry in between meals. I could feel my blood sugar dropping and watch myself become impatient, tired and struggle to concentrate. I‘ve found that just by snacking on some nuts, which are a great source of protein, I can avoid the LBS (low-blood-sugar) blues to stay focused and energetic.

makes 2 cups
2 cups raw nuts (use a mixture of your favorites. I go heavy on almonds which are high in protein)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons furikake (an asian mixture of sesame seeds, chopped noris and other ingredients - you can usually purchase this in the asian section of your grocery store)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix olive oil with the nuts to coat them evenly  Spread nuts on a sheet tray and bake until nicely browned. Approximately 10-12 minutes.
  3. Remove nuts from oven and allow to cool slightly. Mix nuts together with furikake and store in an airtight container.

Jill’s smart idea
Instead of using the furikake, sometimes I just roast the nuts and, right before eating, add a handful of dried fruit. It’s better to add the fruit at the last minute because the moisture from the fruit can make the nuts chewy.