Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ginger Wasabi Almonds

My spicy chili almonds have become a staple snack for Adam while he is at work. Replacing his more processed snacks with this healthier option has helped him get his cholesterol back down to safe levels. But just as importantly, he loves them. When he returned his empty almond jar to me this week, I decided to mix things up and try a new seasoning option. These still have a kick, but they are also 100% oil free! Oh, and there's nothing better than a wee bit of wasabi when you have a stuffy nose. Makes these a perfect snack for cold and flu season. Just make sure you have a box of tissues handy when you munch on them!

Ginger Wasabi Almonds

4 cups almonds
2 tbls soy sauce/tamari/coconut aminos
1/2 tsp wasabi powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Pinch of Japanese 7 spice (optional)
Salt, to taste

Toss everything together in a large bowl. When almonds are well coated, spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Make sure they don't burn!! Keep in an air-tight container for up to 3 months.

This recipe has been entered into Diet, Dessert, & Dogs' Wellness Weekend.

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