Toasted Almonds – An Easy, Healthy Snack

toasted almond snack recipe

Nuts are full of heart healthy fats.  A simple toasting will bring out their full flavor. I love to take a baggie of toasted almonds to work with me for snacking. They have the crunch that I want and they’re healthy too. Can’t beat it. Here’s how to toast your own.


1/2 cup almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  1. Spread the nuts out on a baking sheet.
  1. Toast the nuts in the oven until they are lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes. Do NOT burn.
  1. Cool and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Calories Per Serving: 100 (about 19 almonds)


Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Vegetarian Chili recipe


This hearty chili will please even the carnivores in your house.


1 small onion, chopped

1 large green bell pepper, chopped

3/4 cup chopped celery

3/4 cup dry red wine or water

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 1/2 cups water

1/4 cup tomato paste

2 Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cubes

1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

1 tbsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

2 cans (15 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed

1 can whole kernel corn, drained

1 can garbanzo beans, drained


  1. Cook onion, pepper, celery, wine and garlic in large saucepan over medium-high heat until vegetables are tender.
  1. Add tomatoes with juice, water, tomato paste, bouillon, cilantro, chili powder and cumin; stir well.
  1. Stir in kidney beans, corn and garbanzo beans. Bring to a boil; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.

(Makes 6 Servings)

Calories Per Serving: 210


Easy Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

Easy Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

Easy Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe

1 c. margarine
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Cream margarine, sugar and eggs. Mix dry ingredients; add to cream mixture. Add flour until dough is firm. Chill dough. Roll on floured board 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.