Thursday, June 3, 2010

completely and utterly nuts

If any of you reading are familiar with Weight Watchers, you'll know how it can unwittingly screw with your perceptions of food. One of the things that years of dieting with Weight Watchers did to me was fill me with a fear of eating nuts. Weight Watchers points are calculated based on the calorie count and saturated fat content of any given food. Nuts come in pretty high in points and, despite them being rich sources of nutrients and essential fats, I tended to avoid them. (I did not avoid, however, low-points packets of crisps, sweets and other junk.)

In an attempt to begin truly nourishing my body I went a little nuts with buying nuts today. I bought raw hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, macadamias, sunflower seeds, almonds, pumpkin seeds and cashews. I poured these into a huge canister and mixed them with raisins, dried cranberries and dried apricots. Now, when I want a snack between meals, I can have a little scoop of nutrient-dense deliciousness.


1 comment:

  1. Hey I like your new blog. I have followed it over. I also love nuts, and you are right about WW.