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We eat a lot of almonds in our house, and one of our favorite healthy snacks at the moment is Rosemary Almond Parmesan Popcorn. The rosemary and parmesan gives this snack plenty of flavor, while the almonds add plenty of protein to help keep you feeling satisfied, and energized. The popcorn is high in fiber to promote digestion. It's the perfect mid-day or evening snack to help you stay on track to healthy eating.
Since February is American Heart Month and National Snacking Month, Rosemary Almond Parmesan Popcorn is the perfect heart healthy snack to celebrate. February 16th also happens to be Almond Day! Almonds are must if your trying to follow a healthy diet, recent research shows crunching on 1.5 ounces of almonds daily curbs appetite without increasing calorie intake or body weight. They also are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamin E, and magnesium. 1 Ounce of almonds contains 13 grams of "good" unsaturated fat, and only 1 gram saturated fat. You can learn more about National Almond Month, get recipes, and nutrition tips at: www.almonds.com/celebratealmonds.
In a small saucepan add 2 tablespoons Butter, 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, and 2 teaspoons Rosemary. Cook over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes while stirring until rosemary starts to soften, and become fragrant.
Stir in 1 1/2 cups Unsalted Roasted Almonds. Sprinkle with 1 pinch of Salt.
Stir cooking for 2-3 minutes to infuse almonds with rosemary.
Pour Rosemary Almonds over 8 cups Popped Popcorn.
Add 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, and Salt, to taste. Stir until well combined.
Rosemary Almond Parmesan Popcorn is a great healthy snack to leave you feeling satisfied.
Other great ways to enjoy almonds are keeping a handful in a baggie for easy snacking, you can also add them to your meals throughout the day to add crunch, and protein. I usually will add a few to my morning smoothie, over salad, and even on top of my ice cream in the evening.
Here's the recipe:
cook time: 10 MINStotal time: 12 mins
- 8 cups Popped Popcorn
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons Rosemary
- 1 1/2 cups Unsalted Roasted Almonds
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Additional Salt To Taste
- In a small saucepan heat butter, and olive oil, over medium-high heat, until melted. Add rosemary, and cook for 1-2 minutes while stirring until softened, and becomes fragrant. Add almonds, and a pinch of salt. Stir while cooking for 2-3 minutes to infuse almonds with flavor.
- Pour rosemary almonds over popped popcorn. Add parmesan cheese, and salt to taste. Toss until well combined.
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