When we took our recent road trip with friends, one brought along a snack mix to eat that included almonds. We got to talking about nuts and the fact that they are good for you, heart healthy too. I think it should just be a little handful a day, like 7-10 almonds maybe. I’ve been pretty good this week to not eat anything sweet although I really want it! Nuts help you to feel full so I decided to make a mix like we had in the car. I’ll limit this to just a few a day, hopefully with more of the almonds/raisins than the M&M’s! Those are the 3 things I bought and mixed together in a bag. After I poured it out I decided it was too many M&M’s so I took almost half of them out and will save them for the next bag of almonds. The almonds are really good with the raisins & I’m gonna add some more raisins to this bag. I just got mine all done so I think I’ll try some this afternoon if I start craving something!

And like most anything else I buy that I hear is supposed to be good for you, they are rather expensive! Why is it that the healthy stuff costs so much but the bad food is always cheaper?

11 Responses to ““The Nutty Professor””

  1. amy Says:

    Nice post..I have noticed that almonds do fill me up for a few hours but they are expensive

  2. Coach J Says:

    Good question….maybe that’s why I am a little overweight….I’m trying to pinch my pennies (now I can pinch myself!!) But I do like that mix! Sounds like a good snack to have on hand; I’ll have to make it up.
    Anyhoo…..I tagged you. Come see and play along if you want.

  3. Stacy Says:

    Yum! I’d have a hard time limiting myself to just a small portion every day. That’s my worst thing, portion control. Oh, and chocolate. Oh, and hot bread with butter. Oh, and well – everything! 🙂

  4. Lynne Says:

    I love nuts! (Probably because I am one!) You’re right – the things that are good for you are always more expensive. Ya can’t win!

  5. Lauren S. Says:

    That’s a great idea! My problem is portion control as well. If I eat one, I eat the whole bag!

  6. Debi Says:

    Mmmm…that looks so yummy! I always mix up “homemade” snack mixes for our car trips. The kids love it as much as I do. I have the same problem as Lauren though…one bite is never enough!

  7. Dawn P Says:

    ohhh yummy, but I would get the whole bag…hehe

  8. annie Says:

    I buy a big bag of raw almonds at sams and it is pretty economical. I keep them in the fridge and they last a while.
    That’s funny that we have so much in common! You are more than welcome to steal use them!

  9. Suzanne Says:

    I love almonds and that’s my favorite kind of trail mix. Though I don’t make my own. Trader Joe’s or Target is good!!

  10. JennaG Says:

    That sounds wonderful–my son really likes peanuts mixed with raisins–he would probably especially like some m&m’s mixed in there.

  11. Dianne Says:

    I love nuts and raisins together too! Yours looks yummy!

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