Spiced Toasted Almonds

Ingredients: 2 c raw almonds 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil ½ tsp maple syrup ¼ tsp sea salt 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp ground ginger Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Toss almonds with olive oil, maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and ginger until evenly coated. Spread evenly on a sheet pan. 3. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, until aromatic and slightly browned. You’ll know they’re done when you can smell them. Almonds will become crispy as they cool. Variations: To 2 cups of toasted almonds, add 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips, ¼ cup dried cherries, and ¼ cup pumpkin seeds. For a more savory flavor, swap out cinnamon and ginger for ¼ teaspoon each of dried rosemary, sage, and thyme. Reprinted with permission from The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery. Copyright 2009 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Celestial Arts, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA Per serving: 220 Calories, 7 g Protein, 8 g Carbohydrates, 5 g Fiber, 18 g Total fat (1 g sat, 12 g mono, 4 g poly), 37 mg Sodium, **** Biotin, *** Vitamin E, ** Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)