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Almonds help raise the good cholesterol (HDLs) and lower the bad (LDLs). They are a good source of fiber, vitamin E (an antioxidant which helps keep your skin, heart and circulation, nerves, muscles and red blood cells healthy), as well as many of the important B vitamins, so important to cell metabolism. So if that doesn't give you enough reasons to eat them, try this: Almonds are also gluten-free, full of protein, and taste wonderful.
This is a recipe the kids will love making and eating! So roll up your shirt sleeves, round up the crew, and get ready to have some fun.
- 1/2 cup brown rice – uncooked
- 1 cup water
- dash of soy sauce (you can leave this out).
- 1/2 pound firm organic tofu – mashed up
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1/2 cup fine whole wheat bread crumbs
- Mix rice and water in saucepan, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, cook until mushy. (Mushier than rice should usually be.)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Put soy sauce, 3/4 of the cooked rice, and 1/2 of the tofu in a blender and blend into a thick paste.
- Mix the paste in a large bowl with every single ingredient you have left.
- Form little balls with your hands (about 36) and bake for 30 minutes.