Sunday, November 15, 2009

Oh Nuts (Product Review)

Note: The nice people over at Oh! Nuts sent me some nuts for review. Oh! Nuts sells nuts and seeds, dried fruit, candy, chocolate, snack mixes and granola, gourmet coffee, ice cream/ ice pops and gourmet bakery goods... and their prices are cheap! The first item I tried are the light raw walnuts. I love that the only ingredient is: Walnuts! Since there are no additional oils, I liked that they were light and not heavy or greasy tasting. In addition, they were not overly salty like other commercial brands out there. I highly recommend the walnuts!

For more info on their products, visit them at http://www.ohnuts.com/

They sent:
1.) Light Raw Walnuts-http://www.ohnuts.com/buy.cfm/bulk-nuts-seeds/walnuts A gourmet chef's best friend, our lightest walnut to date, makes for an excellent addition to any recipe. Or snack on them plain. Either way, you're certain to enjoy. Walnuts are a great source of antioxidants and the minerals manganese, copper, phosphorus, and magnesium. Walnuts are a good source of dietary fiber, protein, the amino acid arginine, omega-3 fatty acids and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). it has been shownthat Walnuts significantly reduce total and LDL cholesterol levels.
2.) Smoked Almonds-http://www.ohnuts.com/buy.cfm/bulk-nuts-seeds/almonds/smoked Smoked Almonds have a hickory flavor that are the crème de la crème of smoked almonds. Makes a tasty and healthy snack.
3.) Dried Cranberries-http://www.ohnuts.com/buy.cfm/bulk-dried-fruits/cranberries-2/craisins These Ocean Spray craisins and Dried cranberries come with a freshness guarantee. Delightfully chewy, with an exhilarating tart taste, they tend to surprise by offering a pleasing hint of sweetness - but not too much! A deliciously healthy snack, anytime.



Chicken and Walnut salad- I used the yummy walnuts as an addition to one of my salads.

Ingredients:
- 3 oz chicken
- 1 oz Oh! Nuts Walnuts
- salad mix (lettuce, tomato, cukes, green pepper, onion)