Commitments to family, work, school, friends, and house chores can -literally- make us NUTS! I find myself more frequently on-the-go than not, and surrounded by fast food options that may not support my wellness goals.
So my favorite make ahead on-the-go snack are warmed cinnamon spice nuts. They are filled with sweetness, protein, unsaturated fats, and Vitamin E. Protein can help to satisfy hunger and increase satiety. The healthy fat found in almonds is a Monounsaturated Fatty Acid (MUFA) that supports heart health. The Omega3 fatty acids found in walnuts are anti-inflammatory and support heart health, arthritis pain, healing injuries and tissues, brain health, eye health, and may even boost mood!
This recipe is versatile, too! I like the sweet version, but you COULD switch out the spices for savory ones, and even spicy ones – my husband’s favorite. Try granulated garlic, onion powder, black pepper, and dried rosemary. It can be an excellent appetizer for get togethers and holiday parties.