Nuts and seeds are good sources of protein, healthy fats, fibers, vitamins, and minerals. Nuts and seeds regulate body weight as their fats are not fully absorbed, they regulate food intake and help burn energy.
Nuts and seeds such as almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and peanuts all contain a host of healthful nutrients. Just a handful packs a powerful punch of vitamins, minerals, and fats, all of which work together to affect your heart, your brain, and your waistline as well.
Adding nuts and seeds to your diet is simple: Sprinkle a few into salads, pancakes, yogurt, smoothies, and baking as well. Nuts and seeds can be consumed whole, chopped, flaked, or ground. There are so many different ways to add nuts and seeds to your meals and snacks.
Nuts and seeds are incredibly easy to add to your daily diet. Keeping a variety of nuts and seeds on hand makes it easy to toss them into whatever you are preparing. So, I made two types of Nuts Seeds Mixture – One is Savory and another one is Sweet ( No Sugar ). I like to use savory one in my veggies salad, or poha or even in smoothies and sweet mixture in my son’s favorite pancakes, or baking cakes or in oatmeal. I always keep a jar of nuts and seeds mixture on the counter so that it’s easy to add in our daily diet.
Tuesday Tip | Simple way to add nuts and seeds to every meal of the day | Savoury and Sweet Mixture
Nuts and seeds like almonds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flaxseeds are packed with free-radical fighting antioxidants. Most nuts like almonds and walnuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are good for brain and heart. These little powerhouses add nutrients and tons of healthy fats to your diet.
Flax seeds – 1/2 cup
Sliced Almonds – 1/2 cup
Pumpkin and melon seeds – 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds – 1/2 cup
Coconut Flakes – 1/2 cup
Mix of Nuts (Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, cashews) – 1 cup
For Savory Mixture – Spice Mix of red chilli powder, dried coriander leaves powder, roasted cumin powder, red chilli flakes powder (you can add chaat masala, black salt as well) – 1 tbsp each, little salt to taste
For Sweet Mixture – Dried chopped apricots, golden raisins, black raisins, dried cranberries – 1/4 cup each , little pinch of himalayan pink salt
In a large pan roast all nuts and seeds separately for 2-3 minutes on slow heat while continuously stirring it.
Remove it from the pan once crisp and keep them aside. Allow to cool down. Now divide all nuts and seeds into half for savory mixture and half for sweet mixture.
For Savory Mixture : Mix of red chilli powder, dried coriander leaves powder, roasted cumin powder, red chilli flakes powder (you can add chaat masala, black salt as well) – 1 tbsp each, little salt to taste with roasted nuts and seeds. Mix them well and keep mixture in an airtight container.
For Sweet Mixture : Mix dried chopped apricots, golden raisins, black raisins, dried cranberries – 1/4 cup each , little pinch of himalayan pink salt with roasted nuts and seeds. Mix them well and keep mixture in an airtight container.