Savory Roasted Nuts
What are high in fat, always better when roasted, and have insurmountable brain health benefits? Nuts! That’s what! My young palate did not truly appreciate all of the wondrous flavors, versatility, and health benefits packed within these crunchy little morsels of flavor, but as I have grown and evolved, so have my taste buds and desire for good food.
Nuts are literally powerhouses for the brain. They are packed with vitamin E, magnesium, antioxidants and other nutrients that our brains need to thrive. Beyond that, nuts make a great snack for those busy days when you are on the go.
This savory spiced nuts recipe is simple and so, so good. If you want to omit the butter and replace it entirely with olive oil, that is totally okay, but don’t forget that the MIND diet allows for a little butter. Only a little.
Either way, they are subtly savory and delicious.
Savory Roasted Nuts
Snack, Appetizer, Side Dish
What is high in fat, always better when roasted, and have insurmountable brain health benefits? Nuts! That's what! If you want to substitute the butter with olive oil that is okay, however a little bit of butter is considered acceptable according to the MIND diet.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp butter*
- 1 lb nuts – we used a mixture of almonds, walnuts and cashews
- 1 tsp crushed dried rosemary OR
- 5 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350°
Melt olive oil and butter in a large pan in the oven. It should only take a minute or two. Then scatter the nuts in the pan. *Can substitute more olive oil for butter, if preferred.
Coat the nuts with the oil and butter mixture and spread in a single layer.
Scatter the rosemary, paprika and salt evenly over the nuts.
Bake for 20 minutes, shaking and stirring often.
Created by Michelle Anderson and Lauren Massarella
Michelle Anderson and Lauren Massarella are sisters, wellness/lifestyle bloggers and podcasters who are committed to doing something about their brain health, because their mom passed away from complications of dementia. The two sisters are founders of the Sister Project Blog and Cozy Conversations with the Sister Project Podcast and they cover topics like current events, cozy living, and everyday life experiences. NeuroReserve is excited to partner with Michelle and Lauren to help spread awareness about brain health and prevention. Their goal is to help others reengage with the important things in life, including time with family and friends, more moments in nature, more time creating and connecting, and more time spent curating a cozy, happy lifestyle with lots of meaningful moments.
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