Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Filling Snacks: Nuts!

If you haven't already joined the nut wagon. You need to. 
I have found that nuts are one of the few snacks that I can eat in moderation that keep me feeling full all day long. When we did the detox back in November, I added in some unsalted dry-roasted peanuts to get some additional protein in my diet and my detox headaches subsided. Now the secret to adding nuts into your regular snack rotation is to do it the healthy way by watching your portion sizes AND your salt intake. Eating a cup full of salted peanuts is over 800 calories! If you are like me, that is an easy snack while sitting at a bar and dipping my hands into the complimentary nut bowl. 

The ideal serving size for any nut is 1 oz of these nuts which will load you up with a healthy 160-180 high-quality calories with between 4 and 6 g of protein and a handful of good-fats. Below are some of my favs:

Walnuts
14 halves = approximately 185 calories

Peanuts
33 nuts = approximately 160 calories

Cashews
18 full nuts = approximately 163 calories

Pistachio
49 kernels = approximately 158 calories

Almonds
23 nuts = approximately 163 calories

Pecans
19 halves = approximately 196 calories

Now, let's go get nutty! 
Corny, I know. But I couldn't resist.


3 comments:

  1. i love almonds for a snack. so filling and delicious. it's funny too ... i didn't like almonds before but now i do.

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  2. Me too. I love the lightly salted almonds in the little blue can. I cannot remember the exact brand, but they are always in the nut isle.

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