Healthy Food Snacks

Healthy food snacks can include foods such as properly prepared raw nuts and seeds 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.

Before you eat raw nuts and seeds, you should find a way to deactivate as many anti-nutrients as possible.

Anti-nutrients are nature's way of protecting a nut or seed.  And deactivating anti-nutrients ensures better digestibility and more nutrition. 

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 eat many of these healthy food snacks.

How to Properly Prepare Raw Nuts

  1. Basically, you will soak your raw nuts in room temp filtered water for 8 hours or overnight. 
  2. You will add in a certain amount of salt to help deactivate certain anti-nutrients (1 tbsp. of salt per 4 cups of nuts).
  3. After soaking the nuts, they will need to be rinsed thoroughly.
  4. Dry nuts between 116 to 150 degrees F. to retain as much nutrients as possible. 
  5. Then you can make your own trail mix or use these nuts to make other raw food snacks.

You will also need to soak most seeds before consuming them.  Here is a guide to soaking seeds.

How to Make a Trail Mix

There are a variety of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and chocolate that you can choose from to put into your trail mix. 

This is a great snack to have in your car for emergency snacks.

Lets face it - we are all looking for a quick fix to our hunger problems for our busy lives. 

What could be better than having healthy food snacks prepared and ready to go at any moment to help nourish our bodies.

Raw snacks can be made with properly prepared nuts, properly prepared seeds, and dried fruits like cherries, raspberries, blueberries, and raisins.

However, be aware that most nuts and seeds do contain a lot of oxalates (a poison) that may not get removed from the soaking process (nobody seems to know at this point in time).

Maybe stick to lower in oxalate nuts and seeds like pistachios, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. 

And eat them in moderation!  You can also consume them with yogurt to have a more balanced healthy food snack.

Ultimately, you want to eat healthy food snacks that contain some raw ingredients.  Also, foods that come with real nutrients and no chemical additives is very important!

As a Bonus, the more raw food snacks that you consume - the less toxins that will likely enter into your body such as Acrylamides, AGEs, or MSG.

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