I’m pretty sure these are about the best ‘on the go’ snack out there. At the rate my family is going through the store-bought packs while we’re all at home and craving snacks, it was time to make my own. Easy to whip up, safe for most restrictive diets and a whole heap tastier than your plain humble almond. Somehow, despite salty and savory ingredients, they even manage to satisfy a sweet craving. Give them a go.
- Preheat the oven to 180°. Place the almonds on a baking tray and pour the tamari and oil over the top and mix through evenly.
- Roast the almonds for about 15 minutes stirring once halfway through baking.
- Cool on the tray before transferring to a jar for storage.
- 2 cups of whole almonds
- 2 tablespoons of tamari
- 1 tablespoon of grapeseed or rice bran oil
Almonds – Low in saturated fats, with most of the fats being monounsaturated fat – the good fat that is also found in olive oil. Being a plant food, almonds contain zero cholesterol and they even help reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. One small handful of almonds contains as much calcium as a quarter of a cup of milk, and they also contain phosphorus, which is necessary for bone and tooth health.