A Nut Mix

A Nut Mix

I wrapped up this nut mix for Christmas gifts and the feedback was incredibly positive.  It is a staple snack meal in my household on a weekly basis.  Place a quarter cup serving in snack bags, then fill up a jar.  Pull out a bag and throw it in your lunch box, purse or pocket and you’ll always have a meal on hand!

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Give this a try – A cup of four nut varieties: walnuts, almonds, pistachios and Virginia peanuts, along with a few shots of dried cherries and dark chocolate chips. Mix them all together in a zip lock bag, shake em’ up and serve!  Be careful not to sit down with the entire bag, for the calories add up quickly!  Nuts are a decent source of protein and good fats. Dried fruit has a lot of sugar, so that is why we limit the quantity.  As for the dark chocolate chips, they are an antioxidant and add a nice treat to the mix!

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Featuring a dear friends’ fabulously friendly and colorful pottery – Steven Summerville of Virginia’s Dream Pottery. Steven’s pottery pairs well with Fiesta ware and brings happiness all year round. Consider a bowl (for your new nut mix) as a Valentine gift, and spread the love! Visit Steven’s pottery here:

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