Nut recipes that exclude high carbohydrate foods and sugar can be difficult to find online. Ironically, the benefits of these nuts are almost cancelled out when you add them to foods that cause an inflammatory response in your body.
The good news is that we have found 3 incredibly easy recipes for you to try at home. If you are an avid baker, then these low carb, high protein treats are perfect to nip into your lunch bag – for the kids, for work or for a fun and healthy family outing somewhere scenic.
#1: No-Bake Low Carb Nutty Caramel Energy Bites
Pecan recipes are great for raw protein preparation, which is why this no-bake option is fun. Combine a half a cup each of raw walnuts, pecans, and cashews with 1 date, 1 tablespoon and teaspoon of maple syrup or honey, 1 tablespoon and teaspoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and a quarter teaspoon of salt.
Once combined, pour contents into a food processor to grind up. Recipes like this one will require some handy work! Roll your mixture into small balls, and roll the balls in hemp seeds or pumpkin pie spices for a nice crunchy coating. Place in the freezer until you are ready to eat them.
#2: Yum Almond Cake
Looking for a cake recipe that uses those almonds you love to eat? This recipe makes 30 pieces and is excellent for a daily snack. Pre-heat your oven to 180C, and line your baking tray as usual. Take 400g of marzipan and knead it, then line the baking tin with the soft marzipan. Add 4 eggs in a bowl, with 350g of ground almonds, 225g of splenda or stevia, 4 teaspoons of almond extract and 250g of melted butter.
Remember to follow each step, these recipes can be tricky! Beat the mixture with a beater until smooth, then add orange zest. Pour half the mixture onto the marzipan and smooth with a knife. Place another rolled out piece of marzipan on top. Add the other half of the mixture on top of that! Sprinkle 50g of chopped almonds for decoration, and bake for 30 minutes for a delicious snack!
#3: Quick Nut Energy Bars
Nut recipes are great because they provide you with an instant source of protein and energy. These nut bars are the ideal daily snack to super-charge your body. All you need is a 350 degree preheated oven to begin. Mix 2 cups of chopped pecans, 1 cup of walnuts, 1 cup of almonds, 20 finely chopped dates, a teaspoon and a half of vanilla, 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and a three quarter cup of egg whites. You can add this bar to your list of pecan recipes, but any nuts will work. Grab a pan and add the nut mixture, pressing it into the corners until its flat. Bake for 16-18 minutes and voila.
These nut recipes are low carb friendly, they don’t contain any added sugar and they are perfect for maintaining good snacking habits. Best of all, is that when you indulge in one of these delicious snacks, they chase away cravings for food that causes ill health. Use these recipes to make sure that you and your family have access to the best protein nutrition and flavours nature has to offer.