Diet and Nutrition

12 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

8. Nut butter: Making your own is easier than you think, and you don't even need a food processor

Making your own nut butter is easier than you might think, and it’s definitely worth it. You can make homemade nut butter from any kind of nut, whether you prefer almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, or classic peanuts.

Roast the nuts of your choice then grind them down using a food processor or blender. Continue blending until your nut butter achieves a creamy, smooth consistency. You can even mix in added flavors like cinnamon or vanilla. Nut butter is delicious spread over fresh-cut apples or rice crackers.

Nut butters are full of protein and healthy, unsaturated fats, so they can help you feel full and eat fewer calories overall. However, nut butter is high in calories, so be careful not to overindulge. Like peanut butter, almond butter is high in protein, and even more packed with fiber. Almond butter also has fewer calories than other nut butters, so it might be the best option for those looking to lose weight.