I’ve always found the key to eating well to be preparation. If you have plenty of healthy options available, it’s actually easy to eat well. It’s when the healthy options seem ‘too hard’ (either because they require a visit to the supermarket, or they’ll take too long to prepare) that I opt for a faster, naughtier alternative.
This is a great snack to have on hand – I always have a large jar at home, and I send my husband to work with a jar as well.
I recently ran out of almond butter, so I whizzed this mix up in the blender and it made a delicious nut paste too!
Here’s how easy it is to make:
Preheat your oven to 200°C (400°F).
In a large mixing bowl, add 600g (21oz) mixed seeds and nuts (I like pepitas, almonds, pecans, cashews and sunflower seeds). Drizzle over about a tablespoon of olive oil and a few tablespoons of tamari. Tamari has a similar flavour to soy sauce, but it’s less processed and contains much less wheat than soy.
Mix the ingredients together well and place on a baking tray.
Cook in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool and store in an airtight jar. I prefer glass to plastic containers, because I always find nuts stored in plastic get tainted with the plastic taste.