I realized they were mostly just smaller versions of processed crap. Plus, they weren’t cheap, and if I really wanted a treat, I could make my own single-serve baggie of said treat.
However, at Target yesterday, I found these 100-cal pack gems by Emerald Nuts in my most favorite almond flavor: Cocoa Roast, and I couldn’t resist.
Having previously tried them in the canister before (and fallen in love with them) I picked up two boxes: one to keep at my desk, and one to keep at home. I also might stash a few in my car for road trips!
At $2.59 for 7 servings per box — each pouch is a serving — it was not such a bad deal, especially since the giant container runs around $7 or $8 at my grocery store. (My hubby likes savory nuts (we have a nut factory at home, I swear!) … so a whole canister might go bad before I could eat them all).
I love almonds, walnuts and peanut butter (oddly, I’m not interested in raw peanuts — just in the butter form) and they’re heart-healthy, a good source of protein and fat … a delicious snack.
And now that I’m back to feeling good and strong and thinking of my body like a temple … cocoa-dusted almonds sound like the perfect treat.
Heck, I might even try them crushed in oats!! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
How about you? Do you have a favorite nut?