Looking for a salty-sweet crunch? Paleo friendly candy? Paleo Candied Nuts are for you!! I crave sugar, and this maple nut crunch is great on applesauce, sprinkled on salad, as a game day snack, or by the handful after dinner totally satisfies my sweet tooth.
Well, it happened. I was fighting, willing it not to happen, even in complete denial, but I have to face the facts. I have a head cold. This particular head cold has made it's round among my co-workers the last few months and dealing with people and money, it was bound to happen. Luckily I have a couple days off work, so I can spend my time in bed, having hot Epsom salty baths, napping and watching Netflix. And of course generally feeling sorry for myself.
I used to get sick all the time, I would refuse to take time off work, stay home or rest, and as a result, I would spend months and months sick. Starting as a head cold I would invariably end up with a nasty sinus infection, strep, or a bronchial infection. Since eating paleo I get sick less often, and now because I can take the time to rest and recover it doesn't seem to linger. Those are good things, but now when I do catch a bug I am a big baby about it. Since most cold medications are full of sugar I am looking for natural remedies. Lemon tea is out since I despise lemon drinks (too much neo citron as a kid). But I use things like oil of oregano and colloidal silver. Honey in warm tea (not hot as it kills the benefits of the honey), and of course plenty of rest. Dianne Sanfilippo posted 10 cold and flu remedies on her site. What are your home or natural remedies for cold and flu season? Please share your secrets in the comments below!
The perfect blend of sweet and salty crunch, Paleo candied nuts can be add to a dish or eaten on their own. A sweet paleo friendly snack,
- 2 cups pecans
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup dried fruit (optional)
- 1/4 cup grated butter, or ghee
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Salt to taste
- Lay nuts and dried fruit flat on a baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or silicone mat).
- Bake 300F until butter or ghee melts.
- Add maple syrup and stir, so that everything is well coated.
- Turn down Oven to 250F and bake for 20 minutes.
- Let cool and sprinkle with salt to taste.