Find out how to shop smart when shopping for nuts.
Wondering how to add nuts to your diet without spending a fortune and packing on the pounds? With the help of Mark Schatzker and Kellyann Petrucci, we’ve separated fact from fiction and have come up with a few tried and true tips to help you navigate this food group the smart way.
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Make Your Own Trail Mix
While having snacks on the go is always a good idea to fight low blood sugar and avoid junk food temptations, trail mix often gets a bad reputation. A lot of the store-bought varieties have way too much sugar, salt, and fat to qualify as nutritious. Luckily, you can save money and stay healthy by making your own trail mix with your choice of raw nuts. Add raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds, a small portion of dark chocolate chips or raisins, and coconut flakes and you’ve got a nutritious snack when the hunger pangs hit.