A little nutty

paleo nut clusters

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 nuts 2

Paleo honey nut clusters

You’ll need:

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.

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3 comments

  • I was just thinking about making up some (not lame) healthy snacks today, and you’ve just posted one before I even had a chance to google it! Thanks, I’ll definitely be making these.

    Ps you are not the only one whose stomach does not like large quantities of raw veggies…

  • This is my kind of snack. I make either a sweet or a spicy nut each Sunday for my kids lunch boxes. I am so making this, this Sunday! Looks great, thanks!

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