Today I have a different type of blog post to share with you...Today it's all about almonds! When I heard that Nuts.com was looking to share information on the health benefits of almonds, I was ready to jump on board!
This is the third time I've been contacted to write a specific post, and this is the first one I've done. I will only write posts that I can personally agree with/relate too.
Now, onto almonds! I love, love, love almonds. I eat them every single day and cannot imagine life without them, haha! In all seriousness though, I keep them with me at all times. I have a can of them at work, a baggie of them in my purse, and more at home.
For me this is the easiest, healthiest snack that will keep me satisfied the longest. The older I get, the more I find myself grabbing things that are not only healthy, but foods that will give me energy.
Having a child with a severe peanut allergy has made us look at all packaging and change some things we used to eat. Instead of peanut butter, we eat sunbutter or almond butter. Thankfully my girls love almonds too and you will often find Alayna digging into a can of almonds!
I love this almonds infographic Nuts.com shared... So many great reasons to eat almonds! My top two reasons for eating them would be:
1. Protein: I am always looking for ways to add more protein, and almonds give me that, just a small handful is all I need! Protein gives you energy and keeps the cravings away!
2. They help control blood sugar. I have hypoglycemia, which means I deal with low blood sugars. It took me a long time to figure out what foods don't make my blood sugar crash by 9 am. This is the exact reason why I keep almonds with me at all times.
I haven't tried baking with almond flour yet, but it is one thing I would love to delve into. You really need to check out their website nuts.com, I couldn't believe all the goodies they have! Everything from gummy bears to dark chocolate to chia seeds (and of course all the nuts!). They also have a great blog with tons of info and yummy recipes.
These Blueberry Chia Jam Bars are on my list to make soon, how good does that look?
Go check em out! The only thing you won't find is the kitchen sink...