Rosemary Roasted Almonds

I’m a snacker.

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Snacking doesn’t really pose a problem for me on Thursdays and Fridays, when I’m in the office. I just don’t stock my desk drawers with anything that might be too tempting.  However, I work from home the other three days of the week, sitting for 8+ hours in front of a computer screen. Do you know what I often do when I need a break?

Having a pantry full of candy or a stockpile of baked goods from blogging is not a good thing in this case.

Since I’m trying to make better food choices, I decided to roast some almonds to keep handy during my work-at-home days.

Almonds are a superfood, you know.

Some studies have suggested that almonds may assist in weight reduction, cholesterol reduction, and lowering the glycemic response of a high-carbohydrate meal.   Even better, a statement from the FDA indicated that eating 1.5 ounces per day of many types of nuts, including almonds, may reduce the risk of heart disease [source].

So let’s get snackin’!

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Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag whole almonds (about 2 cups)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Arrange nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool to room temperature.

recipe from Cooking Light

http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/rosemary-roasted-almonds/

XO, Ashley

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Comments

  1. These are gorgeous! And I love rosemary! Pinning for the summer when I have boatloads of fresh rosemary in the garden!
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    • Thanks, Aimee! I love using rosemary in everything–I wish I could keep some alive in my garden…but I have a BLACK thumb! :-(

  2. Stunning photos! I love almonds SO much. And with rosemary, even better. I cannot wait to make these!
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    • Thanks, Dorothy! I love almonds, too, and I don’t feel so bad snacking on something like this. Except I could easily eat the whole batch myself in one afternoon…oops.

  3. Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} says:

    Can you send some over here asap? ;)
    I’m sitting at work and next to me is my oh so tempting drawer, hehe.
    Those almonds sound delicious!!
    XO! Vanessa

    Oh, and I agree! Your pictures are beautiful!! :)
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    • I need to start stocking my at-work snack drawer with stuff like this…although I’d probably eat the entire batch in one afternoon! ;-) Thanks so much for stopping by, Vanessa! xo

  4. I love almonds and I love to snack!
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  5. These look amazing!! We try to eat Paleo most of the time, so these would be the perfect snack for us. I’ll be back for more recipes!

    -Angie

    • These would be a perfect snack for a Paleo diet, Angie. I hope you try ‘em! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. I need some of these right now. YUM Amazing pics

  7. Ashley!! Your photos are beautiful! It is so hard to make nuts…. look so photogenic! They are jumping off the page. You go girl. PS: I want some of these RIGHT NOW. My perfect snack.

    • Oh Sally, that is a HUGE compliment coming from you! I really lucked out with my lighting on the day I took these photos…wish I could get everything looking this decent! :-)

  8. I’m such a snacker too, and definitely need something healthy in my pantry :) Love these!

    • Ugh, I am trying to have healthy snacks on hand so I’m not so tempted to grab a cookie! These almonds are definitely a winner. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. Ok I am coming over to start to eat some of these to help with the fat and weight loss! Love the pics! Looks fab!
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  10. I made rosemary chipotle almonds about a year ago and my husband is still talking about them :) Yours are drop dead gorgeous!

    • Oooooh, Averie…I love the idea of adding chipotle to these! I lucked out on mine since my husband won’t eat nuts. I get them all to myself! =)

  11. Thanks for linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s! I love the spicy salty kick to these!
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