A little nutty
This diet that is. And how I begin to feel after a day of forcing down handfuls of baby carrots, hard-boiled eggs, oranges and boatloads of bacon. OK, so that last one isn’t so bad.
Still, it’s nice to come home and grab for a handful of these sweet little nut clusters. It seems to put a band-aid on almost every Paleo-induced side effect. Carb cravings. Candy cravings. That unpleasant, heartburn-y, “queasy from eating too many raw, undressed vegetables” pit-in-my-stomach feeling (am I the only one that gets this, by the way?)
Best of all, it’s super easy and arguably pretty healthy. Cavemen (and women)—forage your nuts!
(Told you this diet was getting to me …)
Paleo honey nut clusters
1 cup almonds
1 cup walnuts
1 cup cashews
1 tbsp flax seeds
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
Crush (or blend) almonds, walnuts and cashews, leaving some larger chunks and whole nuts. Set aside.
Heat honey and vanilla on medium heat until melted.
Toss in nuts and flax, coat well and spread (about an inch thick) into a baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until nuts start to brown.
Allow to cool and store in fridge or in a cool, dry place.