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Protein is a big part of me staying on track and not off eating all kinds of junk food. These nuts are tasty, healthy and easy to do. They are great when having company and the kids will love them too! here’s how to do it:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almonds, in skins, natural
  • 2 cups cashews, not salted
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. maple sugar or syrup or honey
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. mustard powder
  • 1 tsp dried coriander or cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the seasonings, oil and mustard.
  2. In a large bowl add all the nuts then toss with the seasoning mix.
  3. Spread on a baking tray covered in parchment.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, stirring mid-way.
  5. Store in an air-tight container for a week or so.
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Always on the look out for adding protein to my diet I recently threw this recipe together in a jiffy! I love nuts and I love spice so ta-da spiced nuts! You can truly make this as you prefer but here’s what I did!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw pecan halves
  • 2 cups raw walnut halves
  • 2 cups raw cashew halves
  • 2 cups raw almonds whole
  • 2 cups raw seeds (pumpkin, sunflower etc)
  • 1-2 tbsp. pumpkin spice
  • any spice could be subbed here, cayenne for heat, garlic or onion salt for tang etc

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325.
  2. Simply toss all the nuts and seeds together with the spices and lay flat on a tray.
  3. Bake for 15 -20 minutes keeping an eye on them not to burn! Every oven is different!
  4. Enjoy a handful in the afternoon for some staying power, push the salt cravings aside!
  5. This makes a huge batch, store in a large container with lid or a  zipped bag!

 

These cookies will fill your home with great smells and call upon some wonderful memories of your grand-mother baking in the kitchen! Go on, you know you want to bake them! Here’s how;

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter or non-dairy sub
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger dry
  • 3/4 cup crystalized ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour blend
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp xantham gum (if not in your flour blend)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  3. Add in the egg, vanilla and molasses.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger.
  5. Fold all together adding in the raisins and crystalized ginger.
  6. Form the dough into 1″ balls.
  7. In a smaller bowl pour in enough sugar to make about 1″ at the bottom of the bowl.
  8. roll the cookie balls in the sugar and place on cookies trays covered with parchment.
  9. Press the balls to make flat circles.
  10. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  11. Store in air tight containers and/or freeze some of them for future use!

 

If you’re looking for a little sweetness without the after-guilt, here’s a recipe that may work for you! There’s no sugar or fat in them! The best part is they are gluten and dairy free! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Mix all together. Drop on baking sheet by teaspoonful.
  2. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.