Tuesday, May 15, 2012

exotic snack

I know that when it comes to nuts, raw is best. But, it can get boring. Despite popular belief, nuts are not a great source of protein. A good source of healthy fat yes, protein...no. The great thing about nuts is that you can have the correct portion size and feel satisfied until your next meal. When great flavors are added into the mix, it can excite your taste buds. When it comes to flavored nuts, be mindful of the amount and type of ingredients.

Yesterday I was shopping at Costco and found Sahale Snacks Nut Blend: Pomegranate Pistachios with Almonds, Cherries, and Black Pepper. Sounds interesting right? This nut blend is delicious and a little goes a long way! You should try them.

Nutrient Profile (1/4 cup):
160 calories
10 grams fat (good fat)
3 grams fiber
7 grams sugar (some coming from the dried fruit {natural} some coming from added sugar {organic evaporated cane juice, organic tapioca syrup, brown sugar, fruit juice})
5 grams protein

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