In most cases, nuts are a good thing, especially when found in snacks. From almonds and cashews to salty peanuts, nuts and legumes are packed with protein and a dose of heart-healthy omega-3s. In fact, a recent study showed that those who ate an ounce of raw almonds, walnuts, or hazelnuts a day had higher levels of feel-good hormone serotonin, which can act as an appetite suppressant. If you need anymore reasons to go nuts at your 3 p.m. snack time, here are eight nutty snacks to keep you sane — and healthy!
Banana Nut Bars
Craving crunch? Bake up a batch of crispy granola with this recipe for almond and flaxseed granola.
Fruit and Nut Balls