BLUEBERRIES AND ALMONDS


Healthy snacks can also be simple snacks. This great combination just requires about 10 minutes to make an entire week’s worth of healing snacks. Measure your snacks out ahead of time to get the correct amount of calories and carbs. Package your snacks, by the day, in separate containers or baggies, to take the guesswork out of portioning out a snack. Avoid free-feeding from one large container – it is too easy to over consume before you realize it.

Allergens and substitutions: To avoid almonds substitute walnuts, brazil nuts, pecans or hazelnuts.

 

HEALING BENEFITS

Almonds have been studied in research and shown that they increase our vitamin E levels and lower cholesterol. That’s good news for diabetics! Almonds are higher in monounsaturated fats compared to peanuts – a good thing. When compared with almonds, peanuts are higher in omega-6 fats – a bad thing. Almonds also have less saturated fat compared to peanuts.

 

Blueberries are one of the most common berries in grocery stores across the country. They are native to North America and delicious when consumed fresh. These dark berries are full of antioxidants to improve eyesight and antibacterial to combat intestinal bugs. Studies have found that blueberries can slow the growth of cancerous cells, specifically prostate cancer cells, due to their concentration of proanthocyandin compounds.
BLUEBERRIES AND ALMONDS
 
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Healthy snacks can also be simple snacks. This great combination just requires about 10 minutes to make an entire week's worth of healing snacks.
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 1.5 cups
Ingredients
  • Almonds, unsalted and toasted, ½ cup
  • Blueberries, fresh, 1 cup
Instructions
  1. Evenly divide the almonds and berries and place into small containers or jars.
  2. The 1,500 calorie plan gets 2 tbsp of almonds and ¼ c of berries per serving.
  3. The 2,000 calorie plan gets 2 tbsp + 2 tsp of almonds and ⅓ c of berries per serving.
  4. Refrigerate and eat within a week.

 

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