What to feed hungry growing kids? A snack with nuts will satisfy even the largest appetites. Nuts are high in healthy oils essential for the growing bod. I soak grains to nutrilize the phyic acid and I soak nuts too. A salt water bath overnight makes them much easier to digest becasue it “activates enzymes that neutralize enzyme inhibitors.”
I got this recipe and information from the Nourishing Traditions book by Sally Fallon.
4 cups pecan halves
2 teaspoons sea salt
Mix pecans with salt and filtered water and leave in a warm place for at least 7 hours or overnight. Drain in colander. Spread pecans on a stainless steel baking pan and place in a warm oven for 12 to 24 hours, turning occasionally, until completely dry and crisp. Store in an airtight container.
My oven only goes as low at 170 degrees so I go with it. One of my friends dries her nuts outside in the summer sun with a screen over them. And of course, a dehydrator will work.
I found the taste much better and they don’t sit as heavy on my stomach. They work great in all my soaked grain recipes like cookies, soaked granola, and others. Nuts are not a cheap food but you get more bang for your buck because they are highly nutritious and satisfying.
This post is part of Real Food Wednesday