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Mar 5, 2012 07:39 PM

Sub for nuts as a snack?

I like to snack on all kinds of nuts mid-afternoon, really hits the spot. Unfortunately a co-worker is very allergic and is sensitive to just being in the same room with them. What would you recommend as an equally, easy, healthy and protein/carb/fat balanced snack?

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  1. Granola

    Whole grain, high protein cereal

    1. Soy nuts. Picked up something like the following at Costco recently; however, mine had chocolate & cranberries, no nuts. Think DH may have bought one with nuts in the past.

      1. Roasted chickpeas are nice. Rinse canned chick peas (or cook dried ones). Spread them in a single layer on baking trays, sprinkle with salt and powdered spices of your choice, and back on low heat until crispy.

        Multi-grain granola could work, if you leave out any nuts. Raw millet is a great addition - nice and crunchy - or soak and drain whole buckwheat. If seeds are okay, add in some sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and/or shelled pumpkin seeds. For flavouring, I like finely shredded orange peel, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, and a mix of honey and molasses.

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          1. re: sleuthy

            Meant sunflower seeds not sesame.

          2. Are you clear on whether this is a tree nut and/or peanut allergy...the two do not necessarily go together. A person can have one without the other which would make a big difference in what you could eat/avoid.

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            1. re: escondido123

              2nd--some people have tree nut allergies and things like peanuts (which are legumes) don't necessarily bother them. The opposite is also true.