I love baking on snowy days. There is nothing like that cozy feeling of something sweet radiating from the oven. Naturally, I try to keep my baking adventures practical and healthy. After reading an inspiring article about the cardiovascular benefits of snacking on nuts (Sound nerdy? I can also be found binge watching a decent amount of Bravo on days like these. Did I redeem myself?), I decided to reinvent the remaining bag of walnuts left over in my pantry from the holidays.
It's 3 pm, the workday is not yet done and your motivation is seriously lacking. Are you headed to the vending machine? Not so fast! If you are looking for a mid-afternoon snack to get you through a few more hours of emails and meetings, try one of one of these natural energy boosting snacks! 1) Popcorn: A lot goes a long way. 3-4 cups of this fiber rich, antioxidant packed snack will only set you back about 100 calories. Try air popped, sans butter, and add your own season