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This Seasoned Nut Mix Recipe Can Help You Lose Weight

It's the perfect snack to share, or enjoy on the go!

When you are in need of a nosh that is chock-full of antioxidants, may help reduce inflammation in the body, and may even help support weight loss goals, then nuts should definitely be on your rotation. And while you can snack on plain old cashews, almonds, and pecans, whipping up a seasoned nut mix gives the nuts a little more zing and excitement.

In under 20 minutes, you can have yourself a homemade seasoned nut mix that goes well on top of a salad, mixed with dried fruit a la trail mix, or simply by itself. Feel free to customize with whichever nuts and seeds you have available—they all mix well together. Then, be sure to check out our list of the 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.

This recipe is courtesy of Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, CLEC, a member of our medical expert board. She is also the author of the cookbook The First Time Mom's Pregnancy Cookbook, where this and 74 other nutrient-packed recipes are featured.

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted sliced almonds
1 cup unsalted cashews
1 cup unsalted pecans
1 cup unsalted shelled sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the almonds, cashews, pecans, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds and toss with the coconut oil.
  3. Spread the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the nutritional yeast, chili powder, paprika, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Sprinkle over the nut mixture evenly.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, stir, then bake additional 10 minutes.
  6. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 5 to 7 days.

 

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Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, CLEC
Lauren Manaker is an award-winning registered dietitian, book author, and recipe developer who has been in practice for almost 20 years. Read more