Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Almonds

Almonds make the perfect healthy snack and they are great on the go! Naturally the easiest way to snack on almonds is to eat them raw/natural. The key to roasting your own almonds is to never underestimate the baking time. This has happened to me more than once and it’s always so disappointing when you burn a batch..SO don’t let this happen to you. Once the timer goes off, take them out of the oven even if they don’t look roasted. They will continue to cook as they cool. These are savory in flavor and you don’t have to feel guilty since these are loaded with protein, fiber, healthy fats, and other nutrients. Enjoy!

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Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Almonds

Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Almonds

Ingredients

2 cups of whole (natural) almonds

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3/4 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp granulated garlic

1 Tbsp finely chopped rosemary

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat all almonds. Arrange on baking sheet lined with foil. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let almonds cool to room temperature.
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2016/07/roasted-rosemary-and-garlic-almonds/

Buffalo Ranch Chex Mix

You just can’t go wrong with good old fashioned Chex Mix, it even gets better when it’s flavored with ranch seasoning and spicy buffalo sauce! The fun part about making Chex Mix is you can add your favorite fixins’ to it–the possibilities are endless.. Add this to your next Super Bowl party!

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Buffalo Ranch Chex Mix

Buffalo Ranch Chex Mix

Ingredients

2 cups whole wheat chex cereal

2 cups corn or rice cereal

2 cups of pretzels

2 cups of garlic flavored pita chips (or bagel chips)

2 cups of gold fish

1 cup Spanish peanuts

1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce

1 package of Ranch seasoning mix

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

6 Tbsp butter; unsalted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place chex cereal, pretzels, pita chips, gold fish, and peanuts in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a microwavable bowl, microwave wing sauce, ranch mix, Worcestershire sauce, and butter for about 30-40 seconds until melted, then stir.
  3. Pour over chex mix until well coated. Pour mixture onto baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2016/02/buffalo-ranch-chex-mix/

KIND BAR Giveaway!

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I’m excited to announce that I have another giveaway for you all! All thanks to KIND, two lucky winners will be receiving a full box (12 bars) of one of their newest KIND Nuts & Spices snack bars {dark chocolate cinnamon pecan}. For those of you who aren’t too familiar with KIND bars..they are a healthy and delicious snack/energy bar that only contains a handful of natural ingredients. It’s one of the cleanest nutrition bars out there and you actually know every single ingredient in them so you can feel good about what you eat. ┬áAlmost too good to be true but the good news is that it’s true! Sometimes we just need a burst of energy to get us through our day and these bars have always been my go-to! I have tried almost all of their flavors and all of them are outstanding whether I’m craving something sweet or savory. This is what I like to call my version of a healthy candy bar ­čÖé

So this is what you need to do to enter the GIVEAWAY:
1. Let us know what your favorite flavor is/ or what flavor you would like to try
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You can enter through the widget on the right side of my blog———>

Two winners will be randomly selected next Monday. I will notify the winners via email and I will also list the winners on this post. Good luck!!! xoxo

Congratulations to the winners: Mia from California and Emma from Washington D.C!

Spicy Garlic Hummus

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Hummus is one of my favorite snacks and sometimes I even make a meal out of it. This spicy garlic recipe is a go-to snack/dinner on busy nights. Sometimes this even makes leftovers for snacks/lunches the next day!

Yield: 6

Ingredients:
1 can garbonzo beans; rinsed and washed
3 cloves of garlic
3 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp crushed red pepper

Steps:
1. Mix all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Serve with your favorite pita chips or make it extra healthy and serve with my personal favorite; cucumber slices!

Grilled Guacamole

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I can’t believe yesterday was my first time coming up with the idea to grill my avocados before making guacamole. It added a smokey flavor to the dip and this is a great snack/appetizer to make for any occasion, especially on a football game day!

Yield: 8

Ingredients:
4 avocados
1 Tbsp olive oil (for the grill)
1/4 cup red onions
1 lime
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 cup cilantro (optional)
1/4 cup tomatoes (optional)

Steps:
1. Heat grill on medium heat. Cut avocados in half and take pits out. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and the juice of half of a lime. Place avocados faced down on grill and let sit for 5 minutes, or until you could see grill marks.
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2. In a small bowl, spoon out avocados, squeeze the juice of the other half of the lime, onions, cilantro, salt and pepper. Smash together with a fork until slightly chunky. Serve with tortilla chips, amazing!