Sugar-Free Roasted Cinnamon Nuts

Nuts Over Cinnamon

I am “Nuts Over Cinnamon!”  Cinnamon is known to be a good blood sugar stabilizer and I use it on almost everything sweet.  I always love the smell of the cinnamon nuts at the mall but they can be loaded with sugar.  I paired a sugar substitute with cinnamon and nuts for a quick snack that won’t kill your healthy ambitions.  Additionally, nuts have protein, are high in good fats, and digest slowly.  Below is my Sugar-Free Roasted Cinnamon Nut recipe:

Ingredients:

3 C Nuts (almonds, pecans, cashews, or walnuts)

1 Egg White

1/2 tsp Salt

1 and 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/8 C Baking Splenda

Baking Instructions:

Coat a baking sheet or pan with cooking spray.  I place aluminum foil on top of the pan for easy cleaning.  Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour.  Stir every 15 minutes.

Top 10 Salad Toppings that Won’t Kill Your Waistline

Top 10 Salad Toppings

I selected these toppings because they offer the biggest rewards for calorie content.  At minimum these foods contain a good amount fiber, protein, flavor, or healthy fats which all contribute to satiety.

1.  lean protein (2-3 ounces chicken or shrimp)

2.  nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, or pecans)

3.  boiled eggs (about 75 calories/egg and 7 grams of protein)

4.  lemon juice or balsamic vinegar (use as salad dressing)

5.  1/4 C part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 80 calories and 7 grams of protein)

6.  herbs (basil and oregano add flavor without adding salt or calories)

7.  black olives or 1 tsp EVOO (pair with balsamic vinegar for dressing)

8.  broccoli and cucumbers (filling)

9.  peppers (bell peppers, sweet peppers, and banana peppers)

10.  1/4 an avocado (contains healthy fats for less than 100 calories)