Motivational Keynote Speaker Dr. Jim Painter

Keynote Speaker Dr. Jim Painter - Author of Portion Size Me

Motivational Speaker Dr. Jim Painter - Author of Nutrition You Need To Know

Keynote Speaker Dr. Jim Painter - Author of The Art of Nutritional Cooking

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Nutritionist Dr. Jim Painter

Curry-Spiced Chocolate Nut Mix


3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoons hot or mild curry powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups combination of raw, unsalted nuts and seeds such as pistachios, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
1 cup Sun-Maid Golden Raisins
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 cup milk chocolate chips

PREHEAT oven to 350ºF.
COMBINE sugar, curry and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
FILL a medium saucepan half-way with water; bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
ADD nuts and seeds to water and let stand 30 seconds. Drain well. Transfer to a large bowl.
SPRINKLE nuts and seeds with sugar mix. Stir well to evenly coat. Spread on a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet.
BAKE 20-30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes until nuts are evenly toasted.
ADD raisins and ginger to hot nuts. Cool. Mixture will crisp more as it cools.
MIX in chocolate chips. Store in an airtight container. Stir to un-clump before serving if needed.

Current Affiliations

The University of Texas
Health Science Center at Houston
Eastern Illinois University
Professor Emeritus at the School of Family and Consumer Sciences