My top two favorite snacks are almonds and blueberries. Recently, I toasted my raw, unsalted almonds from Costco, by, coating them with a little olive oil, a big sprinkle of garlic powder, and a little smoked paprika. Experiment with what flavors you like.
I toasted them in the oven for about 20 min at 325 degrees.
I bought my smoked paprika a couple of years ago. I only seem to use it on my almonds. It is a strong smoke flavor. About three years ago, I use to watch "Rachel Ray 30 Minuet Meals." She seem to use it in many of her meat dishes. It hasn't made a transition into any other thing for me. If you use it, please leave a comment and let me know.
The blueberry are most commonly used in smoothies at our house. Everyone loves a smoothie.
I have been using coconut milk, which gives it a nice smooth flavor. Coconut milk is one of my newest discoveries at the grocery store. I use it on everything that I normal would put milk. Oatmeal,coffee, and smoothies are my most common use of milk. This particular smoothie had,
3. half a banana
4. splash of coconut milk.
It was so good, I almost forgot to take a picture of it.
Almonds and blueberries are on my personal list of power foods. They are easy to take with me on the go and I feel better when I eat them, helping me to to stay full. I eat snacks everyday. I have had to change my thinking from snacks meaning, a serving of cheese and crackers, to something with high nutrition value. A snack must help me stay focused until the next meal.
Eat well, live well, and try a nutritional snack