Rants, Rules & Recipes

An Effort to End Nutritional Ignorance

RANT: Seeds and Nuts

Seeds and nuts are a great way to get protein! Eating them helps you stay full longer. And nuts add lipid (cholesterol) lowering healthy oils in to the diet.  Nuts make your skin and hair shine! They can last for weeks un-refridgerated in your desk drawer, glovebox, or at the bottom of your bag. Which makes them perfect snack! Go easy though-Just a handful or so a day!  Although peanuts are some of the most popular nuts, they aren’t the absoulutely healthiest nuts.  Stick to almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios and cashews! Sunflower, flax, and chia seeds!

And if your jaws get tired of chomping down nuts and seeds, consider some of the nut butters. No, Nutella doesn’t count! Nor does Peter Pan peanut butter!  Try the all natural almond or cashew butters, or even better, make your own!

If you really want something healthy, fast, nutritious and delicious, try this ridiculously good nut butter. It’s like a trail mix in a jar!

Jeff’s Ridiculously Good Trail Butter  

Bring it and a spoon on long hikes or rides. Or bring it to work–it’s sure to be an office hit! Just don’t open it at home alone; because you may just scarf down the whole jar. It’s that good.

 

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