Own This Almond Day—And Every Day—With Almonds As Your Sidekick

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There’s a lot of stuff to do every day. Yep, no news there.  Getting through it all is part of our everyday routine. But for many people, getting things checked off the to-do list, and taking care of the people around us, is something we take pride in. It’s good to feel a sense of accomplishment when the day is done. Almonds are the perfect sidekick to take on the day. Almonds provide the sustained energy needed to crunch through anything the day may bring. To celebrate busy people who get stuff done, we have launched the Own Your Everyday, Every Day campaign in time for Almond Day this February 16. 

In addition, we have brought together nationally renowned registered dietitian Christy Brissette and influential food blogger The Little Epicurean to create snacks and tips that help make almonds a simple choice this February. From easy beverages like the Almond Matcha Latte, to quick bites like the Savory Curry Snack Mix, these recipes will squash cravings and satisfy when hunger strikes. 

“Almonds are the perfect trifecta of health, taste and convenience,” Christy says. “They have a great combination of protein, fiber and the nutrients you need to stay nourished and own your to-dos.”

Christy’s Healthy Snacking Tips

Take the brain work out of choosing snacks with Christy’s easy tips to snack with purpose throughout the day. 

  • Own the day with heart-healthy* almonds! 

Eating 1.5 ounces of almonds each day may reduce the risk of heart disease when included as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol. From whole roasted almonds to creamy almond butter, there are so many delicious ways to snack on almonds and crunch through anything the day may bring.

  • Go for unsaturated and monounsaturated fats. 

Incorporate unsaturated and monounsaturated fats into any diet by preparing foods like almonds, fish, chia seeds, and avocados. A handful of almonds is an easy and delicious way to incorporate 13 grams of unsaturated fat into your diet.  

  • Try plant-based protein.

Choosing plant-based proteins reduces the amount of saturated fat in your diet and may also help prevent heart disease. Almonds are a perfect grab-and-go snack, making it easy to include plant-based protein in your diet.  Almonds contain 6 grams of plant-based protein in 1 ounce (23 almonds).

  • Snack smart. 

Switch out snacks that are high in calories and refined carbohydrates such as added sugars for snacks that are 250 calories or less and have protein and fiber. With 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, whole almonds are a tasty, convenient and healthy snack choice that will help conquer any to-do list. 

  • Increase the antioxidants.

Load up every meal and snack with colorful vegetables and fruits as well as nuts like almonds to get a variety of antioxidants. Antioxidants like Vitamin E help protect cells and blood vessels from damage that can lead to heart disease. Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E and are the tree nut highest in this heart-healthy antioxidant. Plus, a handful of roasted almonds is an easy source of Vitamin E—no prep work involved! 

  • Get cookin’.

Cook at home more often! Restaurant meals, fast food and other prepared meals often have more sodium than is necessary for our bodies. Make meals and snacks whenever possible using whole foods such as fresh or frozen vegetables and almonds. Experiment with herbs and spices rather than salt to add flavor. Try my Savory Curry Snack Mix for a taste of what spices can do for a snack!

Almond Snacks to Conquer the Day 

Whether meal prepping or eating on-the-go, these almond snacks are simple for any lifestyle and can keep you energized for all that comes next.
 

Stuffed Mini Peppers with Sliced Almonds

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Date Almond Bites

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Almond Fruit Pizza

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Savory Curry Snack Mix 

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Apple Almond Butter “Bagels” (inspired by Meghan Markle) 

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Almond Milk Punch 

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Almond Milk Matcha Latte

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Almond Chia Pudding  

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Apricot Almond Granola Bars

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Pressure Cooker “Baked” Apples

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