Vanilla Latte Candied Almonds

Almonds are one of my favorite grab and go snacks. I can keep some in my car, in my purse and have a baggie ready to go in the kitchen. A quarter cup of almonds provides you with 214 calories, 8 g protein, 19 g fat and 4 g fiber. They are full of that healthy unsaturated fat found in nuts. Almonds are also packed with biotin, vitamin E, and manganese. This little holiday twist on almonds will give you a little change and a snack to look forward to! These are also the perfect gift for coworkers or any foodie who likes to snack. Stick em in a mason jar with a bow on top and you’re good to go.

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Vanilla Latte Candied Almonds

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw almondsalmonds-4
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp espresso powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a large bowl, whisk egg white until it becomes frothy. Add vanilla extract and continue to whisk. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and espresso powder. Add almonds to egg white mixture and toss to coat. Next add the sugar mixture and stir to combine. On a baking sheet lined with foil, spread coated almonds evenly in one layer. Bake for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool before eating!

Number of servings: 16 | Serving size: 1/4 cup almonds
Calories: 235, total fat: 19 g, total carbohydrates: 9 g, dietary fiber: 4 g, sugars: 4 g, protein: 9 g

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What is your favorite type of nut during the holiday season? Tell me below!

Raquel

Healthy Snacks On-The-Go

It seems like every weekend I’m traveling or running all over the city. I’m known for keeping multiple snacks on me at all times. I’m always worried I’ll be stuck somewhere with no healthy snack options! While it is possible to pick up good options on the run I like to be prepared ahead of time. Here I have listed for you the best and simplest healthy snacks for when you’re on-the-go. Don’t forget your water bottle to stay hydrated during your trip!

If you forget to pack snacks – no worries! Don’t be tempted by the sugar-filled, sodium-loaded snacks staring you down in the aisles of a convenience store. Go for snack bars with less then 10 g sugar and at least 3 g protein or a nut mix with dried fruit. Also, many times there is a small refrigerated section with veggies and dip, yogurt, and fruit which gives you some great options.

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks On-The-Go

  1. Whole fruit or dried fruit
  2. Nuts/seeds or nut butter
  3. Snack bars
  4. Veggies or edamame
  5. Hummus
  6. Low fat cheese
  7. Granola or popcorn
  8. Hard boiled eggs
  9. Greek or skyr yogurt
  10. Dark chocolate

My favorite healthy on-the-go snack recipe is my Goji-Go Trail Mix. My favorite Siggi’s right now is Pumpkin & Spice, obviously. What’s your favorite snack? Tell me below!

Raquel