I love combining sweet and savory in snacks. While you could do a typical trail mix for a healthy snack, why not try new flavors and add antioxidants? Rosemary has been found to improve memory and learning (1). Other studies show it has anti-cancer effects (2, 3) and may reduce the stress hormone cortisol (4), promoting a state of relaxation. Pecans are a great source of good fats, protein, fiber, B vitamins and minerals. Together, this packs delicious flavor and nutrition in under 10 minutes!
MAPLE ROSEMARY PECANS
Prep time: 7 min Cook time: 5 min Total time: 7 min
Makes 5-6 servings
1 cup pecans
3 sprigs of rosemary, de-stemmed and chopped
1 tbsp maple syrup
2tsp sea salt
2 tsp olive oil
1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat
2. Add in pecans and toss regularly until toasted
3. Add in maple syrup and rosemary and mix well
4. Cool in a bowl or jar
Eat as a snack, or on top of salads, soups, and desserts.
Add pumpkin seeds or other nuts to the mixture to increase variety
For a spiced version, substitute rosemary for cumin, turmeric and coriander