Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day Kirkland Signature Walnuts. One of the great things about the paleo life is nuts are on the menu, especially nuts like walnuts. But have you looked at the price of shelled walnuts in the store?
When I found these I knew I was on to something, a three pound bag is only about 17 bucks and it ships free to your house on Amazon prime. Now three pounds is a lot and these are raw nuts so this is what I do. I put a half pound a piece into small vacuum seal bags, seal them up and keep them in the freezer and take them out as I need them.
I use these a variety of ways. First is just plain snacking, you have to go easy on nuts while on a paleo eating plan because even though they are low carb they are very calorically dense. So when I snack on them I will take out about a handful (2 ounces) and put the rest away. They go great with some beef jerky and add a great crunch with say some yogurt cheese and pepper sticks.
Do you miss croutons on your salad or just want even more crunch. Okay take a few handfuls of these, get a dry no stick skillet nice and warm and toss these in, toast them until they just begin to brown. Let them cool and toss them on any salad of your choosing and man they are great. My favorite is a spinach salad, with crumbled blue cheese, some sliced green apple, bacon, some boiled eggs (quail eggs split sideways are nice) and these walnuts. My take on a Waldorf.
Want to take something extremely simple and make it over the top? Okay again start by toasting some walnuts, this time give them a slight rough chop so they are all about 1/4 sized. Once they start to toast add bacon grease to the pan and trimmed green beans, saute the green beans until just done, that means bright green and still a little crisp in the center. Remove from the pan, top with some bacon crumbles and a bit of real Parmesan cheese.
The entire thing takes perhaps 10 minutes to do at most. It is simple you season it with some salt an pepper other than that there are only 4 ingredients but it is blow you away good. Oh and it is healthy and 100% paleo/low carb.
I am sure there are other things you can come up to do with walnuts. The next thing I want to try is Turkish Walnut Soup. In any event if you want to put some high quality crunch into your life, check out, Kirkland Signature Walnuts today.
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