Pecans boast an ORAC score (a measure of anti-oxidant activity) higher than even wild blueberries. Furthermore, studies have shown that a handful of these tasty treats can also help delay age-related cognitive decline. Try tossing them with cayene and rosemary for a super healthy snack that can be eaten out of hand – or as an appetizer for larger dinner parties.  Toss them in your salad for added protein or enjoy them with diced parmesan (yummy!).  It is also a great way to use left over nuts from holiday baking.

This is a fabulous recipe to help you on your way:

Mix above ingredients in a bowl until well blended.

Add 3 cups of pecans.  Mix well.

On a foil lined baking sheet, spread nuts in an even layer and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool completely before serving.

Enjoy!