Need a healthy snack? Almonds are perfect because they are nutty and buttery and filled with vitamins. The bright flavor lemon cuts through the richness and the fresh thyme add some floral notes. These Lemon Thyme almonds are a great snack to keep you full between mealtimes!
I’m coming off a month of Whole 30 and these lemon thyme almonds have seen me through the tough times! Times when I wanted to eat ice cream, inhale tacos like it was my last day on Earth, and drown my stress in a few bottles of wine, these almonds were there. Keeping me on track. Keeping me strong. Keeping me full until my next meal of grass-fed meat and organic veggies.
Doing a Whole30 is great! My poor body needed a detox after all my holiday partying! There are a few drawbacks while you are on it. Not being able to eat out with your friends without causing menu drama, enjoying adult cocktails with them, and not being able to fully enjoy going to the movies. Did I tell you how lame it is to go to the movies and not be able to eat Twizzlers and Sno-Caps while your kids are gorging themselves on popcorn and Gummy Worms? Do they even see all the popcorn that they are dropping on the floor as they are laughing at me and tossing perfectly buttered kernels towards their face? How can they waste good movie snacks when I am over here trying to get through the horror movie previews with dried apricots? Selfish ingrates!
Selfish, insensitive ingrates!
Sorry about that little rant. I guess it is time for a handful of these Lemon Thyme Almonds to set me straight again. It’s like that candy bar commercial with the divas. I am not myself when I am hungry.
Eating healthy is hard in today’s world where there are so many other choices. Working from home definitely, helps because I don’t have to expose myself to them. I can get by with only stocking good choices. The best way I have found to stay on track is to make foods fun!
Adding some brightness to these already toasted almonds makes them dance on your tongue and tickle your taste buds. The fresh thyme makes them seem, adult:) Keep a bag with you at all times for snacking emergencies!