Going Nuts for NUTS!!

Another day another SNACK!

 Sometimes one of the forgotten snacks are soy nuts.  They run you about 130 calories for a 1/3 cup.  They have 0 trans fats, no cholesterol and a BIG PUNCH of protein at 12 grams.  They also have no sugars, are lower in carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber.   Soynuts have phytochemicals, called isoflavone.  Studies have shown that these naturally chemicals help prevent heart disease and prevent some types of cancers.

I know what you are thinking, nuts can have a lot of calories! But it always boils down to portion control and the protein and potassium benefits are wonderful.  These are great snacks especially if you are on a low carb diet and can be added to a trail mix of fiber one cereal, soy nuts and shavings of dark chocolateThe chocolate shavings is one of my secretes because it adds the sweetness without breaking the calorie bank!

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About healthyhappy50ish

Most important a mom & wife! Have 3 wonderful daughters and a happy marriage. I am in the 50ish category and sandwiched between young kids in middle school and aging parents. I am passionate about healthy living and feel this would be a great way to share my experiences. It is a scary thought I am an AARP card-carrying member and over 50 years have gone by!! Do not feel over 30, but when I look around me I want my friends and myself to enjoy life to the fullest. I do not want my kids to wipe my bottom in the future!! I want go out moving enjoying life,family,friends and of course wine. I also felt this was also a way to share myself to my kids once they want to listen and read my blogg. Someday they my see my motherly advice had some value! Most of all I am doing this because I love my family and my self and needed to have an avenue to express my thoughts and ideas!!

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