Time for nuttiness
I always end up eating more nuts at Christmas time than at any other time of year. What about you?
Holiday foods with nuts, off the top of my head:
- inside cookies, breads, candies
- outside pastries and cheese logs
- top of salads and jellos (if you are my grandmother)
Just last week a friend gave me a bag of chocolate-covered macadamia nuts. Wowsa, were these were good. They were spicy, with a hint of cinnamon and coriander; they tasted like Christmas.
It’s a fatty time of year but it’s also a yummy one. And nut fat is supposedly better fat.
When we went away for our last trip, we brought our standard car snacks with us: dried cashews, dried almonds, granola bars. My boyfriend’s mother had some tasty spiced mixed nuts and crackers too. At some point during our snacking we had a discussion about the content of nuts and were questioning which had the most fat.
Tonight I did some checks online, nutrition facts per 100g:
Isn’t it interesting that almonds taste less fatty than cashews but actually contain more? I kinda always knew pecans were higher, they just taste more slippery. Walnuts are also on the higher end, but they are really perfect in banana bread. Mmmm.