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Doctor in the Kitchen: Spiced Nuts With Coconut

Nov 27, 2020 09:30AM ● By by Dr. Sarah Axtell

Dr. Sarah Axtell

This is a savory and slightly sweet superfood snack. The nuts and coconut provide healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied, and the turmeric quells inflammation.

Gift your friends and neighbors this healthy nut mix for the holidays as an alternative to cookies. Enjoy!

1½ cups any raw mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts or pecans)
½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut
2 Tbsp avocado oil or melted coconut oil
1½  tsp smoked paprika
1½  tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp honey
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix all ingredients until nuts are evenly coated with spices, oil and honey.

Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12 minutes, flipping nuts halfway through baking to ensure they are evenly cooked. Remove from oven, cool and serve, or package in a decorative Mason jar as a gift for family and friends.

Sarah Axtell is a naturopathic doctor who specializes in chronic health conditions such as hormonal imbalances, autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders and weight-loss resistance. Her passion is using food as medicine with her patients. Her private practice, Lakeside Natural Medicine, is located at 3510 N. Oakland Ave., Ste. 203, Shorewood.