I seem to be out of one of my favorite snacks, Cashew Clusters with almonds and pumpkin seeds from Costco. They contain 50% cashews and are a good source of protein and fiber, and they are not too sweet but sweet enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. I need to replenish our supply of these.
|Cashew Clusters from Costco.|
I tried the dark chocolate covered soybeans from Trader Joe's, but I didn't really like them so I won't be getting any more of those even though they are healthful.
|Chocolate covered soy beans.|
|Popcorn is a low calorie snack.|
But perhaps our favorite snack is nuts of all kinds. And nuts are such a good source of proteins particularly if you don't eat a lot of meat. We usually have mixed nuts, walnuts, pecans, almonds and sometimes pine nuts, sunflower seeds (not really nuts I guess) and pistachios. Costco carries a nice offering of unsalted nuts which we prefer since we try to reduce our sodium intake. And buying in the large bulk sizes in much cheaper.
|Our current nut collection in the pantry.|
|Unsalted mixed nuts from Costco.|
Of course, sometimes we snack on chocolate, but chocolate will be covered in a separate blog.
Writing this blog has made me hungry, I think I'll go have a handful of nuts.