In my post on the health benefit of nuts, I mentioned how the snack-sized bags of nuts you get at a deli always contain around three portions, more than you need. So sometimes I’d by big bags of nuts and divvy them out into single servings in ziplok bags.
Well, I don’t have to waste my time doing that anymore now that I’ve discovered the company Peeled. They make exactly what I’d been looking for—single-serving, one-ounce bags of nuts.
The dry-roasted cashews, cleverly called Cashew Later, have 180 calories, 14 grams of fat (good fat), 4 grams of protein, 120 mg of sodium, and 8 percent of your daily iron. The natural almonds, called Almond-daze, have 170 calories, 16 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, 230 mg of sodium, 6 percent of your daily iron, and 8 percent of your daily calcium. I love the almonds. The cashews are a bit too salty for my taste, but I do like the dry-roasted flavor. The portion sizes are just right.
Peeled also has single-serving dried fruits. I particularly like the dried bananas (Banan-a-peel), because they’re chewy dried bananas rather than the banana chips you usually find in trail mixes. I don’t like the crunchy, fake taste of banana chips; the Peeled chewy dried bananas taste more like real bananas to me, and are great in a bowl of granola with soy milk or by themselves on the go. (My husband’s first thought was, “Why wouldn’t you just buy real bananas?” Yes, I usually do prefer real bananas, but they get smashed and brown pretty easily and take up a lot of room in your bag; these dried ones are sometimes more convenient to take on-the-go, especially if you’re going hiking, etc.)
I also like Peeled’s dried cherries (Cherry-go-round) and dried apples (Apple-2-the-core). They also make single-serving bags of dried mango and pineapple, which I don’t like as much; they’re a little too chewy. But I’ve never liked those two fruits dried for some reason, only fresh.
To find Peeled snacks near you, check out their store locator.