If you’re looking for a protein-rich snack, and one that can help you feel better to boot, you’re in luck! Cashews and almonds can help deliver important nutrients including Vitamin E, Omega-3s, and magnesium, which together help reduce pelvic pain and inflammation.
Sweet Salty Spicy Nuts
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup untoasted walnut halves
- 1 cup untoasted pecan halves
- 1 cup unsalted, dry roasted almonds
- 1 cup unsalted, dry roasted cashews
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 1 Tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray. Combine walnut halves, pecan halves, almonds, and cashews in a large bowl. Add salt, black pepper, cumin, and cayenne pepper; toss to coat. Heat the sugar, water, and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted. Cook for one minute, then remove from heat. Slowly pour the butter mixture over the bowl of nuts and stir to coat. Transfer nuts to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Bake nuts in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Stir nuts until the warm syrup coats each nut. Spread into a single layer, return to the oven, and bake until nuts are sticky and roasted, about six minutes. Allow to cool before serving. Parchment can be used for easier cleanup or removal from the pan.
Put together for a snack at work, an appetizer at a party, or an evening watching a movie! Especially if it’s your period, this could definitely help. For more ideas on how to reduce pelvic pain or improve your health, schedule a visit today with the button below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Julie Drolet
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