Healthy Snacks – Roasted Almonds

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See? I told you we were loving healthy snacks more and more. Not that we would indulge in sweets and unhealthy snacks, but we’ve been gravitating more and more towards nuts, seeds and dried fruits. {remember the food dehydrator on my christmas wishlist? Still looking for one}

This roasted almonds “recipe” is actually something I used to do a lot with my dad, way back when we were just kids. We would love the process and love eating it, of course.

Almonds are a source of vitamin E, copper, magnesium, and high quality protein. Almonds also contain high levels of healthy unsaturated fatty acids in addition to a lot of bioactive molecules (such as fiber, phytosterols, vitamins, other minerals, and antioxidants) which can help prevent cardiovascular heart diseases (read more here). So, they’re not only quite tasty, they’re good for you – in moderation, obviously. We limit it to half to a handful a day.

So, how do you make the perfect roasted almond at home? It’s quite easy. First, if you get them raw and while still inside the shell, you’ll need to crack them open and take the almonds out. 

Healthy Snacks: Roasted Almonds | by http://www.SomethingOnEverything.com

Healthy Snacks: Roasted Almonds | by http://www.SomethingOnEverything.com

Healthy Snacks: Roasted Almonds | by http://www.SomethingOnEverything.com

After that, you’ll want to wash and rinse them. Place in an oven safe plate or pan and sprinkle with salt.

Healthy Snacks: Roasted Almonds | by http://www.SomethingOnEverything.com

Don’t worry, most of the salt will fall off, hence the need to put so much at this point. Place in the oven, medium heat, for 15-20 minutes or until they’ve been crackling for a while and are crunchy inside. Note: you don’t want to burn them, just make them crunchy.

Healthy Snacks: Roasted Almonds | by http://www.SomethingOnEverything.com

Store them in an air tight container and eat no more than a handful each day. Remember, they’re high in fats (good fats, yes, but they’re still fats).

These are so good and they’re also perfect to have when entertaining. And much healthier than the store bought ones. At least this way you know exactly what was used and how it was done.

See you soon!

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I'm a 32 year old Portuguese Psychomotricist / Early Intervention Specialist that loves to write about everything! Here you'll find a lot of different and great topics, but lately I've been loving to write about Food, Fitness and DIY! Hope you enjoy it and follow me on a journey to a better self! Aside from the social media links on the top of the page, you can also connect with Sofia Linha on:Google+