Healthy food snacks can include live plant foods such as properly prepared raw nuts that you can turn into a raw trail mix. And healthy food snacks that are properly soaked and dried at the right temperature can give you important vitamins and minerals.
Some of my favorite snacks are nuts. However, before I eat nuts
especially raw nuts, I will deactivate as many anti-nutrients as
Anti-nutrients are nature's way of protecting a nut.
And deactivating anti-nutrients ensures better digestibility and more
However, it can be a long process and you will have
to plan a day or so ahead to complete this necessary procedure before
you can safely eat these healthy food snacks.
How to Properly Prepare Raw Nuts
Basically, you will soak your raw nuts in water for 7 to 12 hours.
will also have to add in a certain amount of salt to help deactivate
certain anti-nutrients (1 tbsp. of salt per 4 cups of nuts).
the nuts need to be rinsed and dried below a certain temperature (116
degrees F is an acceptable temperature for most people) to retain as
much nutrients as possible.
You can then make your own trail mix or use these nuts to make other raw food snacks.
Ultimately, you want to eat healthy snacks that contain some raw
ingredients. And foods that come with real nutrients and with no
chemical additives is very important!
How to Make a Trail Mix
As you can see, there are a variety of nuts, seeds, fruits, and chocolate that you can choose from to put into your trail mix.
And this is a great snack to have in your car for emergency snacks.
You can also buy or order properly prepared raw nuts these days.
You'll find a good variety of soaked and dehydrated raw nuts as well as
soaked cashews at US Wellness Meats.