Almonds are high in antioxidants, vitamin E, protein, and fibre. As nuts are low in carbs but high in healthy fats, protein and fibre they make them a perfect choice for people with diabetes. Another benefit of almonds is their remarkably high amount of magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral involved in more than 300 bodily processes, including blood sugar control.

This is a simple recipe, try it and let me know what you think in the comments.


  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (2 limes)
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups whole almonds


  • Step 1 – Put the oven shelf near the top. Preheat the oven to 125°C
  • Step 2 – Thoroughly mix all the ingredients in a roasting tin big enough for the almonds to be one layer thick. I used a whisk for this.‌
  • Step 3 – Use a potato masher to spread them flat in the tin.
  • Step 4 – Leave to stand for 20-30 minutes.‌
  • Step 5 – Bake for 45 minutes, use a timer to stir every 15 minutes and flatten each time.
  • Step 6 – Allow to cool and store in an air-tight container. They can be stored for at least a week as long as the container is airtight.