Ways to eat nuts when you're not a fan
Hello, I wondered if this will help anyone else or seem rather obvious, but I'll write it anyway. I can't eat nuts on their own, I hate them, and to a lesser extent seeds, which was a serious problem for me when i first went veggie as I needed up up my calorie intake. I wasn't very confident or creative in the kitchen so I didn't really use nuts at all. I still hate them, but I have developed ways to use them. I'm sure this list will be obvious to the majority here, but in case anyone else is in my situation, here are some basic tips...
Sprinkle ground nuts and/or seeds onto porridge, raw soaked oats, cereal etc
Eat lots of nut and seed butters, i.e peanut, almond, hazelnut, pumpkin and tahini are all good for spreading
Bake them into cakes and biscuits and eat 1-2 as an 'after dinner' desert
Use nuts in a green pesto (I can provide recipe/link on request) which you can then use as a base to pasta and many other meals
Sprinkle seasme seeds onto bean burgers before baking; add tahini to bean burgers
Add ground nuts/seeds to a fruit smoothie. Flaxseed and chia are good for this.
For a satisfying snack, chop fruit of your choice and add a tablespoon of seeds such as sunflower or pumpkin, and serve this with a small amount of soya or coconut cream. I find kiwi, berries or mango works best for this.
Add a sprinkling of either ground or very finely chopped nuts and/or seeds onto any other meal that you fancy!
Last edited by reikistar; 05-29-2017 at 05:19 AM.