A handful of nuts can really hit the spot, both in terms of satisfying hunger and packing in quality nutrition at snack time. If you choose walnuts, a palm-ful (about half a cup) brings in 9 grams of protein, plus heart-healthy omega-3 essential fatty acids, fiber and a decent dose of copper and manganese. Give your taste buds a new take on these healthy faves with a dash of spice and some sea salt, and baking for 15 minutes to add crispy crunch.
Makes 2 servings
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl, mix together egg whites, spices and salt. Stir in walnuts.
3. Spread coated walnut on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until crisp.
4. Let cool completely before eating.
Nutritional information (1 serving): Calories: 256; protein: 9 grams; carbs: 10 grams; fat: 20 grams