Tag: macadamia nuts

Spicy Paprika Macadamia Nuts

Next to biltong and droewors, NUTS are probably the most popular go-to snack in our house. They just tick all the boxes as a perfect keto snack: high in fat, fibre and protein. We try and steer clear of the store-bought roasted nuts for several reasons: many mixed nuts packets (while convenient) usually include peanuts and almost always feature vegetable oil – two things which should be avoided on keto. However… in the spirit of being honest and transparent, I would be lying if I said we didn’t always have a packet kicking about. Anyway, honesty aside… during COVID-19 lock down, I found a packet of halved macadamia nuts in the pantry and got to work straight away when Funnyman said he was craving something spicy as a snack. These did not last long in our house – they were delicious!

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Carbs 2.3g | Fat 25g | Protein 3g
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Best-ever Roasted Macadamia Nuts (Keto)

Keto Roasted Macadamia Snacks

Just look at those macros – these are the ULTIMATE fat snacks! Macadamias are my favourite nut: they are high in fat and mind-blowingly rich in flavour when roasted. If you can spend 15 minutes once or twice a week to prepare a batch of these, you will have plenty of servings of these super-tasty, satisfying fat snacks. After roasting them, I scattered over a pinch of salt and Swerve® as soon as they came out of the oven, then allowed them to cool completely before storing in a sealed container. The macros are calculated on a portion size of 35g / 1.2oz roasted macadamia nuts – which is ample for a quick snack to get those fat macros higher, or satisfy your desire to crunch on something delicious between meals. They smell like popcorn and taste like heaven!

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Carbs 1.6g | Fat 28g | Protein 2.8g
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Double-Chocolate Macadamia Cookies (Keto)

Keto Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

I first tasted dark chocolate-and-macadamia nut cookies on honeymoon in Malaysia more than 10 years ago. This was LBK (life-before-keto) and Funnyman and I were literally eating our way through Kuala Lumpur and Penang (it’s a foodie heaven!) One afternoon, when strolling through one of the enormous department stores* in KL, we found a mainstream cookie kiosk called Famous Amos. Their dark chocolate and macadamia cookies were sublime – and here I am, still thinking of them more than 10 years later! My version of keto cookies are chewier than I remember theirs being (this is because mine doesn’t feature sugar which is the reason why real cookies are ‘crunchy’), but they are just as fab.

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Carbs 5.7g | Fat 21g | Protein 6.1g
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(Arb note: Funnyman and I had a relatively quick engagement (he proposed 5.5 months after we met, and we were married 6 months later), but I knew he was the one for me because of our shared sense of dark humour. We still joke about the great cookies at Famous Anus

*We only went into the mall to buy new flip-flops. 99% of the time we were eating at vendors on the side of the road. Shirtless and sweating all over our food (the vendors, not us). It was amazing! Please visit Malaysia!

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