So, yesterday was National Almond day so I want to share a couple almond recipes with you!
But first lets take a look at how awesome almonds are…

Almonds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients in small snacky package!
Almonds are loaded with antioxidants and Vitamin E and they can also help
control blood sugar because they are low in carbs, but high in healthy fats,
protein and fiber.They contain a decent amount of copper, vitamin B2(riboflavin)
and phosphorus too.

Even better news? the body does not absorb 10-15% of an almond’s calories because
the fat is too difficult to access and break down.

Last week we posted an almond butter fudge recipe
But what if crunchy is more your thing?
Well then this next recipe is especially for you!

Chocolate Covered Almonds

What You’ll Need

4 teaspoons butter or oil, divided
2 tsp liquid stevia or to taste
1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice
1 to 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate (dark)

The How To

Melt 2 teaspoons of the butter and mix in stevia and the spice mix.
Add the almonds and stir to coat. Almonds may be blanched or with the peel.

Heat oven to 325°F. Spread the almonds in a single layer on a cookie sheet, well spaced.
Bake for 15 minutes or until toasted to your liking.

Remove almonds from oven and cool to lukewarm.

Melt the unsweetened chocolate and the remaining 2 teaspoons butter in 15-second increments.
Stir in between increments until smooth. Sweeten to taste with stevia.
You can add more spice or cinnamon to the chocolate if you wish.

Add the almonds to the warm chocolate mixture and stir.

The hotter the chocolate or almonds, the thinner the chocolate coating, so let cool before adding for thicker chocolate.

Spread the almonds back on the baking sheet or on wax paper. Separate each almond using two forks or spoons.

Let cool or cool in the refrigerator.

Almond Crusted Chicken

What You’ll Need

2-4 skinless chicken breasts
1 cup almond flour
1 Tbs spices of choice
sea salt & black pepper
1 egg, beaten

The How To

Preheat oven to 400F
line a large baking sheet with foil, and set aside.
You will need 2 large bowls.
In the first bowl, add your almond meal, salt, pepper, and spices and mix thoroughly.

In a second large bowl, crack 1 egg and beat with a fork or whisk until combined.

Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture and coat both sides. Then dip the coated chicken into the almond meal mixture, coat both sides and place on a large baking sheet lined with foil.

Bake until cooked all the way through.

You can serve this with lots of different things like roasted veggies, mashed cauliflower or topped on a salad.