Nutcentric Trail Mix #NutSnackoftheWeek

One of our favorite things to snack on is this Nutcentric Trail Mix.   It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s healthy!

nutcentric trail mix

Nutcentric Trail Mix

½ cup lightly toasted sunflower seeds

½ cup  lightly toasted pumpkin seeds

2 cups lightly toasted coconut flakes (large unsweetened are best)

2 cups lightly toasted walnut pieces

1 cup lightly toasted whole almonds

Place all the ingredients in a large bowl, and stir well to mix.

Store in an airtight container or resealable bag and enjoy for up to one week, if it last that long — yum!

Walnuts and health

walnutsforpostNuts make the news so frequently these days. I find articles more often in the science section than I do in the food section of the newspaper. Today’s brief article in the New York Times says that walnuts may curb diabetes in women. Eight ounces a month will reduce risk by 24 percent. Different nuts have countless benefits, but this seems an easy, delicious and positive addition to a well-rounded diet. The reason why they are so helpful? Their unique benefits have not been quantified yet, but the national institutes of Heath are on the case.