snacks by Shira vol. 1: roasted maple sesame cashews

snacks by Shira: sesame cashews

What the $&%^ should I snack on is a question I get daily. One of the biggest problems I find with clients is that they are used to reaching for snacks that are healthy (like raw, unsalted nuts) but relatively flavorless, and therefore leave them full, but not actually satisfied. So they finish the raw nuts and then move on to something else, and now the snack has turned into a pseudo meal. Sound familiar? Same. I think we've probably all been there, which is why I've decided to introduce a new weekly series (#SnacksbyShira) that's all about featuring simple, uber-flavorful snacks that are legitimately satisfying.

First up: roasted sesame and maple cashews.

makes 1 cup nuts


1 cup raw cashews
1 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp coconut aminos (I like this one)
1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
pinch sea salt
1 Tbsp sesame seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Toss the nuts in a bowl with the maple syrup, coconut aminos, coconut oil, and sea salt and combine evenly.
  3. Place the nuts on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.
  4. Roast for 12-15 minutes, flipping once, or until golden.
  5. Cool before serving.

serving size: 1/4 cup nuts

xx Shira