Currently, my workout routine has me going to the gym later in the evening. By the time I’m done, I’m hungry and find myself wanting a salty snack as I catch up on tv and relax for the rest of the night. Of course, I don’t want to undo what I just accomplished in the gym, so instead of reaching for the nearest bag of potato chips, I’ve been snacking on nuts.
Packed with protein, heart healthy fats, Omega-3’s, fibre and Vitamin E, nuts make a great snack! While I love the salted and roasted variety, I don’t necessarily want all of the oil and added calories that come with the store-bought version. So I scoured the internet and found a super easy recipe that fills my desire for something salty and savory, while keeping the ingredients clean and healthy!
- 16 oz bag of raw mixed nuts
- 1 egg white
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1/2 tbsp ground pepper
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground sage
- 1/2 tbsp chili powder (optional)
- Preheat over to 300F.
- Pour nuts into a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy.
- Pour egg white over nuts and toss to coat evenly.
- In a separate bowl, combine the salt, ground pepper, fresh rosemary, garlic powder, paprika, sage, and chili powder and stir until evenly combined.
- Pour spice mix over nuts and toss to coat evenly.
- Pour nuts onto a baking sheet covered in foil or a silicone baking mat.
- Roast for 16-20 minutes, stirring half way through.
- Olive oil or coconut oil can be used instead of the egg white.
- 1/2 tbsp of dried rosemary can be substituted if you do not have fresh rosemary available.
This is one of the most delicious snacks I’ve ever made! The combination of salt, garlic, and rosemary makes them incredibly addictive. Quick and easy to make, you can always adjust the spices to suit your own taste. If you prefer more heat, add some more chili powder. If you don’t really like garlic, you can omit that completely. Anything goes!
I dare you to make these and not eat them right off the baking sheet!
What do you snack on after a workout?
Do you prefer salty or sweet?
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