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Eating at the Nut Hut July 15, 2009

Filed under: health/diet,Snacks/Appetizers — butteryblog @ 1:04 am
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Valdosta Walnuts (c. Sahale Snacks)

Valdosta Pecans (c. Sahale Snacks)

There is one thing I cannot stand at work: no snacks. I hate feeling hungry with nothing to eat because that leads to potato chips from the vending machine and leftover donuts from the morning meeting. My current obsession is nuts. Nuts are a great snack because they’re full of protein, fiber, and yes, fat too, but supposedly it’s the “good” kind (tell that to my thighs, why don’t you?). The best part is that they’re really filling so you don’t need to eat a whole bag to feel satisfied (please don’t eat the whole bag; they have a lot of calories). Below is my list of favorite nut snacks:

  • Peanut butter: I LOVE peanut butter. True, I don’t keep a jar of pb at my desk and also true peanut butter is a legume, not a nut. But it’s got NUT in the name, so there. There are only two kinds I like: Jif or Trader Joe’s (with salt). Must be creamy. Peanut butter with bananas and honey is heaven on toast and makes a good pre-workout snack.
  • Sahale Snacks: Unique blends of nuts and spices. My current favorite is the Valdosta which makes excellent use of orange zest and black pepper.
  • Whole Foods Salted Cashews: Cashews are my favorite nut because they’re sweet. As a kid, when my parents would buy the mixed nuts, I would just eat all the cashews out of it. The salty-sweet combo of this brand is perfect.
  • Trader Joe’s Chocolate-Covered Almonds: Made with turbinado sugar and sea salt. The chocolate makes it more indulgent. I actually like to suck on these for a second to get a good dose of salt before chewing. What? Is that weird?
    Hey, go nuts!

    ♥Lady Butterbuns

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3 Responses to “Eating at the Nut Hut”

  1. butteryblog Says:

    I keep lightly-salted roasted almonds (from Trader Joes) in my freezer (keeps ’em fresh!). The last time I went to the doctor, my “good” fat was really high. I attribute that to the 20 almonds a day!
    -Buttery B

  2. Mother Butter Says:

    I hate having a child with food allergies. I miss peanut butter. I am glad you are enjoying your nuts!

  3. Lady B Says:

    Buttery B: Try the Smokehouse Almonds! They are soooo gooood.

    MB: Nut allergies must be so … unfun. My brother-in-law is also allergic. To quote Ursula, “Poor unfortunate souls!”


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