A taste of winter sunshine: the truly nut-ritious snack
We’ve all been there – that 3pm stomach rumble which sees us reaching for chocolate biccies when we think no one’s looking. But if we’re trying to maintain a healthy way of life, biscuits are (sadly) not the answer.
And that’s where delicious California walnuts come in – offering a taste of winter sunshine to add a boost to your snacks.
Thanks to the growing conditions in the West Coast’s Golden State, California walnuts have a uniquely light and creamy flavour, making them a deliciously wholesome alternative in the world of snacking. A handful of California walnuts every day is the perfect answer to your snacking dilemmas. What’s more, walnuts are the only tree nut that are a rich source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids which is excellent for heart health and general wellbeing, plus they contain protein, fibre and antioxidants – so you really do want to get them into your diet! Walnuts also aid satiety, meaning a handful will keep you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal.
You can find California walnuts in most major supermarkets and health food shops. Just look out for “produce of the USA” to make sure you’re getting the real Cali deal. And remember, fresh walnuts should smell mildly nutty and taste subtly sweet. The best way to keep them fresh for longer is to store them in an airtight container in your fridge or freezer.
3 CALIFORNIA WALNUTS SNACKING TIPS
DIY TRAIL MIX
Make your own healthy mix. Chop up and combine California walnuts, dried cherries and dark chocolate
Lightly cover California walnuts with maple syrup and soy sauce, pop on a baking tray and toast in the oven for 15 minutes
ON THE GO
Carry a snacking tin in your bag. That way, you’ll always have a healthy snack of California walnuts within easy reach