We are big into nuts in my house: almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, cashew nuts… any kind of nut. All but peanuts as Mr Chaotic Monkeys is allergic to them. Almonds in particular are a staple in our snack bag, together with fruit and rice-cakes.
Almonds are an amazing food. They are high in vitamin E, high in healthy (monounsaturated) fats, magnesium, potassium and protein, which makes them the perfect healthy snack to have when you are feeling peckish.
ROSEMARY ROASTED ALMONDS
2 cups of whole almonds
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
dash of ground pepper
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl making sure they are all properly coated.
Put the nuts in a roasting tray in a preheated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes shaking them slightly half way. Take them out and let them cool.
The rosemary gives the almonds a delicious fragrance that together with the roasting brings the almonds to a whole different level.
The boys have always liked almonds, but now they LOVE them!
What is your favorite snack?
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