There is nothing better than chomping down on some nuts, there really isn’t – especially when you’ve made them yourself and they taste this darn good. Share them if you like, I used mixed nuts from Nature’s Best but you could use your favourite nut instead of a mixture. These will be great come the festive season, and instead of splashing out on those pre-made versions you can rustle yourself up something you can be proud to share with guests.
Nuts are a fantastic source of micro nutrients, (zinc, selenium, calcium, manganese, iron amongst others); macro nutrients (healthy fats and protein) and fibre. Helping to lower cholesterol, and shown to have a positive effect on joints and muscles, they are also said to improve blood vessel function. Nuts also contain some of the highest amounts of antioxidants found in plant foods. Thyme has a long history of being used to help the body fight off colds and flu, because of it’s ability to loosen and dislodge mucus perfect – herb for the autumnal weather!
Lemon & Thyme Nuts
- 1 cup mixed nuts (cashew, brazil, walnut, almond, pecan)
- 2 tbs dried thyme or 3rd of a cup fresh thyme
- 1/2 tsp salt flakes
- 1 egg white
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
- 1 lemon Juice and zest
- Preheat the oven 180 c and line a baking tray with parchment
- Place the lemon zest, thyme, salt and honey if using in a blender - pulse to combine fully
- In a clean bowl, crack the egg and separate the white from the yolk, whisk the egg white till frothy
- Toss the nuts in the egg white make sure all nuts are coated in the egg white, sprinkle the lemon and thyme mix over the nuts stir to coat evenly and add the cracked black pepper
- Scatter the nuts on the prepared baking trayBake for 10 minutes, checking regularly and shaking the tray gently to keep nuts from burning and to give even roasting.
Till next time, EAT mindfully, DRINK responsibly, and EXERCISE your mind and body!
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