Friday, January 20, 2012
If you are inclined to snacking, but are also trying to maintain a healthy diet year-round, I can think of nothing tastier than some freshly roasted almonds. Alternatively, when I'm in the mood for a sweet little snack, a small apple (or half of a large apple) with natural almond butter hits the spot. Though there are more health benefits to almond butter compared to peanut butter, if you aren't willing to give up the peanuts make sure that you are buying natural peanut butter. There are many brands out there that stores carry on the shelf (my favorite is Skippy), but if you want really delicious natural peanut butter you need the freshly ground stuff. Some Safeways and I believe all Whole Foods Markets have wonderful fresh butter stations where you can choose your nut and grind it right into a container yourself. Can't get much fresher, or healthier, than that!