Good morning! Nothing too exciting about Tuesday except that I’m trying a new yoga class tonight. We’ll see how I like Hatha yoga! I just have to get through the work day first…
When I’m at work, I almost always need a mid-morning and a mid-afternoon snack to get me through the day. I always keep my purse stocked with Cliff Kid Zbars, so I often resort to having those. I quickly realized that I don’t want to be eating those twice a day, and even once a day, they were getting old.
A perfect excuse for creating a new snack in the kitchen!
I’ve never been a huge fan of nuts. I even strongly dislike peanut butter (I know, most of my readers will be shocked that I am a healthy living blogger who does not have a love affair with peanut butter! I think I may actually do a whole post about how much I dislike peanut butter one day!). There is one nut that I’ve found I do like, providing there is enough flavor on them: almonds.
However, finding good spiced almonds in the store can not only be difficult (usually there are only salted ones or flavors that I don’t like), but it can be expensive too. But, if you buy almonds plain and add your own flavor, they are not only incredibly delicious, but also a much cheaper snack!
And they are so easy to make!
Just preheat your oven and mix together all of the ingredients, except the almonds, in a mixing bowl.
Then add the almonds and toss them until they are well coated with the mixture.
Transfer them to a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
Let them cool for 30 minutes.
Spicy Citrus Almonds
*This only makes a cup of almonds, so you may want to double it!
Adapted from Dinners Dishes and Desserts
- 1 cup almonds
- 1.5 tbsp lime juice
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne
- Preheat your oven to 350.
- Mix together everything but the almonds in a mixing bowl.
- Add the almonds and toss to coat all of the almonds with the mixture.
- Transfer the coated almonds to a greased baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
- Let cool for 30 minutes and enjoy!