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Sub for nuts as a snack?

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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.

      http://www.amazon.com/Anns-House-Ener...

      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.

            2. I second roasted chickpeas.

              1. Seeds of all kinds...pepitas, sunflower...roast them, spice them, salt them, or eat them plain. Mmmm...

                1. Wasabi peas might work if you like spicy things? They have some protein, although I'm not sure it's as much as nuts.

                  1. I'm a fan of pumpkin seeds.

                    1. Roasted Edamame, roasted chick peas, roasted and salted fava beans, protein sesame sticks, etc.