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Leafy Greens & Root Vegetables - high in antioxidants
Nuts - walnuts, brazil nuts,
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Wild-caught Omega 3 rich fish like Salmon
Coconut Oil - Medium Triglyercide
Seaweeds & Nettles, Parsley, Dandelions
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Herb Roasted Almonds & Pumpkin Seeds
PREHEAT oven to 350F | 180C. LINE sheet pan with parchment paper.
MIX all ingredients well until completely coated.
SPREAD on a sheet pan in a single layer.
ROAST in preheated oven for 7 – 10 mins until golden.
WATCH CLOSELY after 5 mins; they can burn quickly. Leave to cool on the sheet pan.
STORE in an airtight container; I store all my nuts + seeds in the freezer, both raw and roasted, to maintain maximum freshness.
*HERBS use mixed dried herbs or fresh, finely chopped mixed or single herbs.
MAKE AHEAD and double the batch, and freeze.
STORAGE I store all my nuts + seeds in the freezer to ensure they taste fresh. Nuts + seeds are full of healthful oils, and these oils are volatile and can turn rancid quickly; nuts are expensive, so I think the freezer space they take up is worth it.
THERAPEUTIC DIETS – Adapt the recipe and ingredients according to your healthcare provider.
Please remember to read food ingredient labels.