STRAWBERRIES 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.

 

Strawberries are the most popular berry and with good reason. They are seasonal but delicious when consumed fresh. Strawberries are high in vitamin C and the good flavonoids of quercetin and kaempferol, both of which promote the good type of cholesterol and reduce atherosclerosis. Strawberries are heavily fertilized which is why they are on the Dirty Dozen list, so only buy organic.

 

STRAWBERRIES AND ALMONDS
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1.75c
Ingredients
  • Strawberries, fresh, ORGANIC, 1 cup
  • Almonds, sliced, toasted, unsalted ¾ cup
Instructions
  1. Rinse the strawberries under water to clean.
  2. Slice the tops off and any bruised areas of the fruit. Then slice berries into bite sized pieces.
  3. Measure out the ingredients into small containers or plastic bags.
  4. The 1,500 calorie plan gets ¼ c strawberries + 3 tbsp almonds. Makes 4 servings.
  5. The 2,000 calorie plan gets ⅓ c strawberries + 4 tbsp almonds. Makes 3 servings.

 

Photo by Flickr user Rob Bertholf.[/two_third]

 

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