We’ve all been there – that 3pm stomach rumble which sees us reaching for a chocolate digestive when we think no one’s looking. But if we’re trying to maintain a healthy way of life, biscuits are (sadly) not the answer. We’re not suggesting you cut out those pick-me-ups altogether – quite the opposite. Instead, take a look at our top tips on how to makeover your munchies with the help of nutrient-rich California walnuts.
1. Walnuts and wellness
Naturally nutritious California walnuts are known for their light and creamy flavour. Fresh from the sun-dappled orchards of The Golden State, they’re a delicious and versatile snack, bursting with wholesome, plant-based goodness. In fact, they’re the only tree nut that is a rich source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. Grab a handful (30g) for a healthy snack on the go to crack wellness, the California way.
2. Tempting trail mixes
From sweet to savoury, there are so many combinations to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Scrumptious, smoky and spicy, give these Rosemary and Chilli Walnuts a go or grab a handful of this Mango & California Walnut Trail Mix when you’re feeling peckish. Alternatively, get creative in the kitchen and bake creamy walnuts in the oven with your favourite toppings and voila, you’ve got a snack on-the-go that’s too tempting to resist.
3. Dips for days
Ramp up the health profile of your favourite dips by blitzing California walnuts with your hummus or sprinkling some golden delights on top of your tzatziki. This California Walnut & Roasted Carrot Hummus is a delicious twist on a classic recipe whilst Beetroot & Walnut Dip will bring the vibrant colours of California to your mealtime.
4. Sweet ‘treats’
Adding a handful of California walnuts into your sweet treats has the benefit of being both delicious and nutritious, so a no-brainer really. Whether you’re whizzing them into some Carrot Cake Bliss Balls to pop in your bag while out and about or stirring them into a Sour Cherry Rocky Road, there are endless possibilities to keep your sweet snacking tooth satisfied.