This morning I had a surprising realization that I unintentionally didn’t consume any meat all week long! I didn’t feel deprived in any way and didn’t necessarily miss the meat. Thinking back on my week, I was anything but protein deprived! My meals consisted of quinoa, beans, nuts, seeds, protein powder, and eggs.
Throughout the past few months I have slowly started cutting back on meat. By no means am I saying I’m going vegan/vegetarian or cutting it out completely but I do think it’s good to not over-do it on the animal protein. Especially since there are so many other great alternatives!
Upgrade your salads with some roasted spiced walnuts! It is so easy to make and immediately makes it more of a treat, and provides protein! Roasted walnuts add crispness and increase the nutty flavor. Remember to stir them around in the oven so they are evenly cooked. The nut should look a couple of shades darker when complete.
Roasted Walnut Ingredients
1/2 C Walnuts
Olive Oil to coat
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/2 Tbsp Salt
1/2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
Roasted Walnut Instructions
Heat oven to 350. Grab a cooking tray. Coat walnuts in olive oil. Evenly mix in the ingredients. Roast for around 12 minutes. Be sure and check on them and stir occasionally.