I recently bought a variety of nuts at a local international foods store (raw cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts and pecans) and made them into snack packs!
As I was about to make them, I happened to read an article that talked about snacking right. According to the article, a snack should be around 150-175 calories. I researched various nut calories and came up with an average number of 7-8 calories per nut, which means there are on average 19-20 nuts in a 150-calorie snack.
First, I mixed the nuts in a huge bowl.
Next, I divided them up into small batches - 21 nuts each. (By the way, see the gorgeous cutting board in the two photos below? My brother-in-law made it from scratch! Can you believe it? It is amazing, and one of the best presents I have ever gotten.)
Finally, I placed each batch into a small snack bag. Voila!
I took them to work, and now reach for one when I feel that afternoon craving for a snack that's both delicious and nutritious!