GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Tasya Kelen, founder of Isadore Nut Company joined us on KARE 11 News @ 4 to discuss healthy snacking with nuts.

Friday, March 4, is National Snack Day and nuts are an excellent choice for snacking. Packed with protein and fiber they are an easy to get, good for you food. A 2013 Harvard study found eating a handful of nuts every day leads to a longer, healthier life.

Protein-rich nuts get even better when roasted and flavored with beneficial spices like turmeric, rosemary and cinnamon.

Nut mixes can help reduce inflammation, stabilize blood sugar, improve memory and concentration and even suppress cravings for sugary snacks. You can eat them alone or add them to salads, soups or any sautéed vegetables. You can find other flavor ideas and recipes at