Contributed by: NAPSA
Satisfying Snacks For All Occasions (NAPSA) - When you're at work and looking for a mid-morning boost, or at the grocery store looking for a pre-dinner nosh, you can easily find a smart, satisfying snack: look for almonds. With toasty flavor, crunch and essential nutrients, they're a nutritious alternative to potato chips or pretzels.
The delicate, toasty flavor of almonds goes well with a variety of ingredients for a satisfying snack. When choosing a snack, "give a nod to health, but temper it with fun and enjoyment," Dr. Ayoob says.
While not all tasty foods are good for you, almonds contain the antioxidant vitamin E, protein, fiber, magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron, all in 160 calories per serving. Plus, research shows that as part of a balanced eating plan almonds can help lower LDL, or "bad," cholesterol levels.
From honey-roasted almonds to parmesan-herb almonds to spicy Cajun almonds, there is an almond snack to satisfy every palate. Try them in the following recipe, which can make an energizing afternoon snack or a delicious nibble at a cocktail hour.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or well-oiled foil.
Whisk together egg white, salt, cumin and paprika in a medium bowl, and add almonds and toss to coat. Spread almonds on prepared baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Stir and continue roasting 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden and fragrant.
Transfer almonds on parchment or foil to a rack and cool completely. Loosen with a spatula and serve, or store airtight for up to a day.
For more serving ideas, visit www.AlmondsAreIn.com.
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