Yesterday was Almond Day, so Happy Belated Almond Day!
When eaten in moderation, almonds are a great addition to your diet. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate more almonds into your diet from the Almond Board of California (Yep, California has an Almond Board):
- Tossed in a salad
- Topping a bowl of porridge
- Before or after a workout
- In a tasty trail mix
- Why not include in the trail mix at the office?
- In a delicious, healthy dessert
- In the glove compartment
- As a late-night snack
- As appetizers at parties
- Sprinkled over entrées
- Don’t forget the Maple Almond Granola recipe I posted from Earthbound Farms!
- Also remember to use almond milk as a good dairy milk alternative
Below is a visual of what one ounce of almonds looks like:
One serving of almonds 28(g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.
Just make sure you don’t overdo it. Limit your daily consumption to an ounce. If you have heart disease it is best to avoid nuts due to their high fat content.