Vanilla Sugared Almonds Looking for a sweet snack? These almonds coated with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla should satisfy your craving! Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons water ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 2 cups whole blanched or natural almonds ¼ cup turbinado sugar (such as Sugar In The Raw®) Directions Preheat the oven to 225°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and
Quinoa Salad with Almonds, Feta and Summer Vegetables Topped off with basil-chive vinaigrette, this salad is packed with healthy veggies and crisp almonds. Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth 3 ounces cubed feta cheese ½ cup sliced almonds, roasted ½ pint grape tomatoes, halved 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 small zucchini, trimmed and diced 2 scallions, diced Basil-Chive Vinaigrette (recipe below) BASIL-CHIVE VINAIGRETTE:
Roasted Chicken Salad with Almonds & Cherries An easy lunch recipe that can be made with last night’s chicken. This protein-packed chicken salad is full of flavor. Ingredients 2 cups cubed or shredded cooked chicken (removing the meat from a rotisserie chicken works well) ½ cup sliced almonds, roasted ⅓ cup celery, chopped ¼ cup dried cherries or cherry-flavored dried cranberries, roughly chopped 1 (6-ounce) container low-fat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Almond Mole Chicken Wings Add a Hispanic flair to your chicken wings by coating them with an almond mole sauce! Ingredients 1 (8.25 ounce) jar almond mole sauce* 1 (32 ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth 1 (2 pound) package chicken wings Salt and pepper 1 cup roughly chopped or slivered almonds, roasted, divided *Find this in the Hispanic section of the supermarket. Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat mole sauce and chicken broth on
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