You should never let anything come between you and your almonds—and that’s that. Luckily, it’s easy to enjoy almonds throughout your entire day. Here are some great ideas about how to make the most of any meal and snack time by adding a handful of irresistible California Almonds.
Returning from a morning workout.
Grab a handful of whole natural almonds to give your body a post-workout boost to gear you up for the day.
Grabbing breakfast at work.
Almonds are the perfect match for lots of nourishing foods that are easy to keep on hand. Just stash some packets of instant oatmeal in your desk, zap it up in the company microwave, and top it off with a handful of almonds. It’s a great way to start the day off right and stay satisfied all morning.
The late morning snack attack.
Keep a jar of flavored almonds in your desk to help ward off the desire to ambush your coworker’s candy bowl or—dare we say—the dreaded vending machines. A handful of almonds can help keep you feeling full until lunch and you can enjoy them in a variety of flavors to calm any craving—salty or sweet.
Sprinkle a handful of slivered or sliced almonds over your salad or snag a handful as a crunchy alternative to chips. Almonds can bring the excitement back into lunch with their delicious, light flavor, and their irresistible crunch. Even better, they won’t give you any guilt.
The pre-dinner blues.
Sometimes the last couple of hours before dinner can seem like an eternity. You’re tired. You’re hungry. And you find yourself pondering a dip in your secret stash of “for emergency only” chocolate. That's when almonds come to the rescue. A satisfying handful can get you over that last hump until dinnertime.
There are so many incredibly tasty almond recipes out there that it may be hard to choose just one each night. So whatever you’re in the mood for, almonds make the perfect fit. They work great with fish, poultry, and other proteins and can also liven up all sorts of side dishes.
As the day winds down, the urge to grab a late-night bite of sweet treats or salty snacks can sometimes seem uncontrollable. But a handful of almonds can satisfy your craving without undoing your whole day. Sprinkle them over some fat-free frozen yogurt or your favorite whole grain cereal. And when you really want to indulge, keep a gourmet chocolate bar with almonds on hand. Just make sure you keep your portions in check.
Good news about good fat: U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that the majority of your fat intake be unsaturated. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.