I’ve always been a big snacker, but since the little man arrived into our lives, more of my snacks have been coming out of packages than I’d like. While I’m still choosing nourishing foods that keep me satiated and energized, I’ve been missing that connection to food that is built through preparation. One of the easiest snacks to make that’s also filling and nourishing is roasted and flavored nuts. I first made these candied ginger pistachios in the fall and I’m excited to have them back in our snack rotation.
Let’s be honest, it does NOT feel like August. I have woken up with temperatures below 60 in the past couple of weeks and my brain is saying it should be 90 outside. While I am not quite ready for fall and would love a few scorching days on the beach, I have been freezing all week and craving fall foods. I should still be enjoying fresh tomatoes, green beans, and bell peppers. Though I won’t cave in and have pumpkin anything for a good month, I had to cope with this abnormal weather. This week I made oven roasted candied nuts. While I have made this recipe before, my recent addition is the chia seeds. So long as you eat an actual serving size and not the whole bowl, this is a healthy way to indulge in this type of treat. With the walnuts and chia seeds, this snack is an omega 3 powerhouse too. There is plenty of research to support the anti-inflammatory benefits of omega 3’s.