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 chocolate. The chocolate shavings is one of my secretes because it adds the sweetness without breaking the calorie bank!