Many of us snack compulsively, barely conscious of how much or what we’re nibbling on. The first step in smart snacking is to be mindful; the next is to make healthy choices.
Here are some snacking ideas from the Georgia Pecan Commission:
- Eat natural snacks such as pecans and other nuts. For the best taste, toast them first in the oven or in a skillet.
- Mix toasted pecan halves with raisins and other dried fruits for a healthy, satisfying trail mix.
- Chop some fresh fruit (apples, oranges, pears, plums, etc.) and make a refreshing fruit compote; topping it with pecans.
- Try baked apples filled with pecans. Core the apple and fill with roasted pecans and a bit of maple syrup. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until soft.