Holiday Spiced Nuts

Holiday spiced nutsPacked with protein and healthy fats, these nuts deliver bursts of spicy flavors in every bite. They're also quick to assemble, making them a great appetizer option you can easily incorporate into your Thanksgiving spread! Recipe shared by Paula Montagna, MS, RD, CDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

• 2 tbsp coconut or olive oil
• 1 cup shelled raw walnuts, almonds, pecans, and sesame seeds
• 1 tsp curry powder, or more as desired
• 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more as desired
• 1 pinch salt
• ½ tsp brown sugar

1. Melt oil in a non-stick skillet. Turn the heat to low.
2. Add the spices and mix gently until they start to smell toasted.
3. Add nuts and stir to coat.
4. Add sugar and stir until melted.
5. Continue mixing the nuts in the spice mixture for another minute, or until you can smell a toasted aroma.
6. Transfer onto a cookie sheet or plate to cool.
7. Enjoy!