Cheesy trail nut mix recipe

Ingredients

  • 300g mixed nuts
  • 1 tbsp oil of choice (olive or rapeseed works well)
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
"Cheesy" nut trail mix recipe

Although it contains no cheese, the nutritional yeast in this simple recipe adds a cheesy flavour to any selection of mixed nuts. The perfect little something to nibble on between meals, whether you’re hiking a trail or simply struggling to make it to dinner time!

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Add the nuts to a bowl and add in the oil, nutritional yeast, herbs, salt and pepper. Mix together well so all the nuts are coated.
  2. Place on a roasting tray with the seasoning and pop in the oven for around five minutes until golden and toasted. Keep in an airtight container as a snack.

Wellbeing Wisdom

In 2013 a ground-breaking Harvard study of 120,000 participants found nut-eaters had lower LDL (considered the ‘bad’ form of cholesterol) and lower blood pressure, likely due to the high levels of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, fibre and phytochemicals in nuts. All nuts, to a lesser or greater degree, are rich in healthy fats, and contain protein, vitamins, minerals and valuable fibre.