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Sub for nuts as a snack?

fara Mar 5, 2012 07:39 PM

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. ipsedixit RE: fara Mar 5, 2012 07:53 PM


    Whole grain, high protein cereal

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      ceekskat RE: fara Mar 5, 2012 08:26 PM

      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.


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        tastesgoodwhatisit RE: fara Mar 5, 2012 08:29 PM

        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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          IndyGirl RE: tastesgoodwhatisit Mar 7, 2012 06:50 PM

          definitely roasted chickpeas!

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          sleuthy RE: fara Mar 5, 2012 08:30 PM

          Sesame or pumpkin seeds!

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            sleuthy RE: sleuthy Mar 6, 2012 04:37 AM

            Meant sunflower seeds not sesame.

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            escondido123 RE: fara Mar 5, 2012 09:01 PM

            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
              IndyGirl RE: escondido123 Mar 7, 2012 06:53 PM

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

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                fara RE: IndyGirl Mar 8, 2012 06:38 PM

                she said tree nuts.

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              LeoLioness RE: fara Mar 6, 2012 05:06 AM

              I second roasted chickpeas.

              1. mels RE: fara Mar 6, 2012 08:26 AM

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

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                  ErnieD RE: fara Mar 7, 2012 07:36 PM

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

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                    LikestoEatout RE: fara Mar 8, 2012 04:19 AM

                    I'm a fan of pumpkin seeds.

                    1. Cheese Boy RE: fara Mar 8, 2012 09:31 PM

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

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