I love honey roasted peanuts. WHO DOESN’T LOVE FATTY THINGS COVERED IN SUGAR? Yeah, I know. But, in my reforming of eating habits I have become aware of the notion that not all things which are high in fat, are actually bad. So, this leads me to an early Sunday morning google search (because I am up blowing my nose, sneezing, coughing and sadly not running a race I trained for) to figure out ‘what are the healthy nuts?’
I came across this article ‘
The tops healthiest nuts, according to this survey are:
Growing up I was never a huge fan of walnuts. I like cracking them in their shells at my grandparents house, but would much rather eat peanuts and/or cashews. However, I have come to enjoy them more in salads and even on their own. Still not a huge fan of them in baked goods…does that defeat the purpose of them? Anyways one of my co-workers swears that ’11 walnuts a day lowers anxiety’…why not 9 or 12? Anyways, go eat you eleven.
I actually just had about 8 on my cereal today. I love almonds. Whenever I get a crazing for something naughty I’ll eat twoish almonds and it usually does the trick. They aren’t good in baked things, like walnuts, but they are great in salad, yogurt, cereals, with dried fruit, on their own. They’re probably my favourite thing to add to other things. They add a depth to things which helps to curb my hunger. 🙂
LOVE THEM. They are dangerous though. My grandparents have a tin of them which is constantly full. I would have to say that perhaps the ones which are unsalted and ‘raw’ are the best for you. They’re a great addition into salads, chicken dishes, pasta dishes, Thai dishes, yogurt..or simply plain. I have even had a cashew date slice, vegan/gluten-free. Good, really intense though.
Bring me some Peeee-cannnn PIE! That’s pretty much the only way that I’ve ever eaten pecans. Although I can imagine that they are good as a snack outside of being thrown into corn syrup, sugar, eggs, and butter.
5. Brazil Nuts
I don’t really like these. But, I suppose that there are people out there who do.
6. Macadamia Nuts
LOVE THESE. They remind me of Hawaii. They are so yummy. Again, great addition to anything (especially baking) and to have on their own. I haven’t cooked with macadamia oil, but I should try some out.
So go nuts!