Nowadays everyone is looking for snacks that aren’t complete nutritional wastelands. On top of this, we want things that are still decadent and delicious. It may seem like asking too much since it was always believed that you could either have healthy or tasty; the two could not co-exist. But that was only because people were yet to be introduced to the wonders of nuts.
Nuts (particularly almonds and cashews) have been taking the world by storm. They are no longer just a quick afternoon snack to tide over hunger. The new and creative ways that nuts have been used have changed the way people eat in a very real way.
Can’t or don’t want to eat dairy? Cashews have ways of becoming the creamiest of sauces and desserts so you won’t even miss it when you just need a mac and cheese fix. Going gluten free but love baking? There are now amazing recipes for all your favorite baked goods using almond flour! Can’t live without ranch for your French fries but don’t want the goopy processed stuff from the bottle? Try our avocado ranch nut dip and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Nuts and Nut Spread – Tasty Superfoods
When we were coming up with our new line of delectable dips we focused on making almonds and cashews the main star, not only because they have the ability to create the dreamiest of consistencies but also because they come with such a nutritional punch. Here are just a few of the ways that nuts help you live your best life.
- Weight Maintenance – Protein is our friend for many reasons, but a big one is it keeps away the hangry. Even though fats, carbs and protein can are all used as sources of energy, it’s actually protein that keeps you the fullest. So make sure to grab a handful and keep that svelte figure.
- Heart Defender – Nuts are full of good fats that take out the bad cholesterol that comes with that pizza from last week and helps to build up the good cholesterol that will keep your heart feeling like a champion.
- Beauty Enhancer – Nuts are also a fantastic source of Vitamin E, selenium and manganese. The vitamin E keeps the skin bright and clear, while the selenium and manganese helps you look like you’re straight out of a shampoo commercial.
While there are a billion more reasons why nuts are the best, these are just a few to help you see why you should incorporate them into a healthy lifestyle ( or at least help balance it out when not being so healthy.) But what if you want those benefits and some variety too? Well lucky for you, we at Hope Foods have made a whole assortment of vegan and protein packed nut spreads to satisfy any craving one could have. Take a look at our newest flavors!
Our Nut Spread is Packed with A Wide Variety of Flavors
Red Pepper – Jam packed with a fresh red pepper taste. Make an amazing red pepper pasta or add a sweet creaminess to you lunch wraps for work.
Avocado Ranch – Beyond the standard use of dipping wings both vegan and non-vegan alike, avocado ranch makes for a fantastic creamy sauce for Brussel sprouts, potato salad and even chicken.
Chipotle – Recently dairy-free but got a hankering for nachos? Try this chipotle nut spread to give you that slightly spicy and zesty flavor that won’t make you even miss cheese! This sassy dip also makes for a great substitute for a spicy mayo on your favorite sandwiches as well!
French Onion – There is no better way to eat potato chips than with a heaping mountain of French onion dip! Our French onion vegan nut spread gives you that savory flavor and smooth texture without all the preservatives. So load up those chips and also try our tasty recipe for Veggie Skillet Breakfast Hash for new inspirations!
Roasted Garlic – Quite possibly our most versatile flavor. Our roasted garlic nut dip is a gift for any true garlic lover. Spread a generous layer on some flatbread with some olive oil or use as a nightshade-free base on a pizza. This dip can be used in just about a billion different ways to make pretty much anything that much better.
Chocolate – For those of you with a sweet tooth, our chocolate nut dip will be the greatest thing ever. Make it the filling for a sweet crepe, top it over ice cream or better yet try our Chocolate Raspberry S’Mores recipe for a fun twist on the classic.
With our whole new line of the healthiest nut spread and dips, we wanted to give everyone healthy options that don’t deprive from our favorite indulgences. We hope you enjoy our latest offerings and if you are on the search for new ways to use our nut dips, make sure to browse our endless recipe section as well as our Instagram for tons of ideas!