Nuts…the ultimate whole food. Full of protein, healthy fats, and satisfying crunch in every bite! This recipe roundup features the best of the best nut-filled snacks from around the web that will have you munching happily and healthfully everyday.
Thanks to Emerald® for sponsoring this conversation!
Any nut lovers out there?
*Raises hand and laughs because I am an immature goober* 😉
But seriously, who doesn’t love nuts? Obviously those with nut allergies have an excuse, but other than that, I can’t think of anything NOT to love about them. Let’s think about it…nuts are:
+full of healthy fats
+have perfect crunch
+packed with plant-based protein
+naturally fortified with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants of all kind
+come in a wide variety of tastes, shapes, and sizes
+can be made into NUT BUTTER (!!!)
+are portable and convenient to pack on the go
+satisfy you in the most HANGRY of situations
I don’t discriminate when it comes to nuts. I like them all! In fact, much like seafood, I’ve never tried a variety that I don’t like. But of course, I do have some favorites. Cashews being right near the top of that list!
Smooth, buttery, creamy, and so naturally sweet. Just like avocado, cashews are like ‘nature’s butter’! They just taste so rich and have such a unique taste to them. Raw, roasted, toasted, or ground into nut butter…I like them all sorts of ways!
Recently, I was introduced to the new Cashew line from Emerald®. Dill, Jalapeno, Sriracha, and Salt & Pepper…all seasoned and roasted to crunchy perfection. Whoever is behind their seasoning blends is a genius! Here are some thoughts on each flavor:
Dill | garlicky, tangy, and full of fresh dill flavor! (MY FAVORITE!!!!)
Jalapeno | zesty and bold with some hear from the jalapeno!
Sriracha | spicy red chili flavor with a little garlic and a hint of vinegar!
Salt and Pepper | classic salty and spicy pairing!
These nuts are pure flavor perfection! The sweetness that cashews have naturally pairs so well with the saltiness and spiciness of these new flavors. It’s like a sweet n’ salty snack without having to add any of the sugar for the sweet part. I also love that they come in so many different packaging options…big resealable bags with multiple servings, 100 calorie packs, and snack bags!
I’ve been grabbing a handful anytime a salty, savory craving strikes! They are so bold and full of flavor that you only need a few to satisfy yourself. Usually I go for raw nuts, but these are such a nice change from my nut snacking routine! They’d be awesome in a homemade trail mix or savory snack bar like these. Or even….ground into SAVORY NUT BUTTER?! The possibilities are endless.
Do I have you craving nuts yet? Well if not, you will be after you check out this collection of 19 NUT-RAGEOUS Snacks Recipes from around the web! Healthy, wholesome, and totally delicious…
Maple Vanilla Mixed Nuts | Pancake Warriors
No Bake Nut and Oat Granola Bars | Little Chef Big Appetite
Red Velvet Energy Bites | Pixel Sprout
Sweet n’ Spicy Nut Mix | A Cedar Spoon
Coconut Cherry Almond Protein Bars | XOXOBella
Mexican Spice Chocolate Covered Cashews | Veggies Inspired Journey
Pumpkin Pecan Biscotti | Natural Girl Modern World
Sriracha Roasted Walnuts with Ginger | Fairy Burger
Fudge Dipped Almond Cookies | Fooduzzi
Raw Peanut Butter Cup Parfait | Veggies Don’t Bite
Trail Mix Bliss Balls | Fresh Off the Grid
Mocha Hazelnut Power Balls | A Virtual Vegan
Vegan Candied Nuts | A Virtual Vegan
Whole Wheat Cranberry Pistachio Vegan Biscotti | Veggies Inspired Journey
Vegan Banana Nut Ice Cream | Rachl Mansfield
Get your hands on the new cashew line from Emerald by checking their product locator here!
Are you a nut lover? *giggles like the child I am*
What’s your favorite type of nut?
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