Mixed Nut Blend Recipe | Doctor Michelle Vera
Looking For a Healthy Snack?
Try a Homemade Mixed Nut Blend - From Dr. Michelle Vera
I recommend that you purchase your own bags of nuts, mix them up, and make homemade mixed nuts. Buying your own nuts saves you a little bit of money, and you can choose the nuts you like the most! Eat this as a healthy snack, or as an energy-packed side to your lunch.
It's best to purchase raw organic nuts. This will give you a very alkaline-rich food. You still have to be careful because nuts are very high in calories! To save on some unnecessary calories, do not purchase the roasted, sweetened, or salted varieties as they are high in calories and do not give you the same health benefit.
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Good Source Of: Iron and calcium
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