raisins & almonds

raisins and almonds

Little did I know when I learning to play “Raisins and Almonds” on the piano as a child, that it would become one of my favorite snacks. Mostly I was puzzled by the title and the lyrics and wondered why a child was comforted by their mother singing about raisins and almonds.

Now I understand.

Trying to eat a mainly whole foods, plant-based diet that is low on carbs and sugars rules out a lot of mainstream snack options.

Raisins + almonds to the rescue.

If I was into superheros they would be my Batman + Robin… a dynamic duo teaming up to battle hunger pangs and snack attacks. (Living in a house with three men-in-training and their father is rubbing off on me. – grin -)

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And the recipe? So simple. Grab one handful of raisins and balance it with a handful of almonds.

Seriously, though, when you are changing your diet, finding your healthy “go to” item is a key to staying on track. Especially when traveling and being around others who generally eat the foods you are trying to avoid.

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The keys to a successful go to snack are:

  • quick and easy to prepare
  • portable
  • satisfying
  • enjoyable to eat
  • positively supports your diet (e.g.  raisins are rich in iron, almonds in calcium and protein)

  So, What is your go to snack?

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