So, a while ago, I learned there is such a thing as National Almond day. It was February 16th.
And while I didn’t post it on that day, I did make these great almond snacks, totally healthy and very delicious!
Dr. Tae Yun Kim wants all her students to live a healthy life, and eat the best healthy foods, and will give advice to those that seek it.
In today’s world, it’s hard to find good, healthy, gluten-free snacks. Not that they aren’t easily available – far from it! But it’s just that there is so much else out there that is competing with the healthy and wholesome items! So, to make it easy, here is a very simple recipe for outstanding almonds. We all know that nuts, especially almonds, are good for us – they contain the good kind of fats and lots of minerals, so, here we go!
Do give these a try – they are one of Dr. Tae Yun Kim s favorite snacks!
First, get some whole almonds. If you can get them already blanched, great. But if you want to go the extra mile, get almonds with the skin still on, and soak them in cool water until the skin comes lose. (Yes, it’s a lot easier if you pour hot water on the almonds and peel immediately. However, it alters the consistency of the almonds and they turn mealy rather than light, crunchy, yet almost fruity if you take the time to soak them in cool water.
Once peeled, dry them and put them in a pan with hot olive oil. Lightly sprinkle with Himalayan Salt, or any salt you like, and garlic powder. (Fresh is ok too, but tends to burn too easily). Add finely chopped fresh rosemary, or dried rosemary to your liking, and roast thoroughly. At this point, feel free to experiment with other spices, but this is my original recipe.
Arrange them nicely, offer them, and watch them disappear in a hurry! Now, it’s time to feel good about a naturally gluten-free, very healthy, and most delicious snack!