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Food Yum: The BEST snack ever! Got almonds?

My name is Brittany and I’m a snacker. I’m not ashamed either. I have long ditched that 3 meals a day philosophy. I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and have snacks in between. The old me would snack on chips, cookies, Gushers (oh wait…I STILL eat those) or crap that would make me gain 5 lbs in 2.3 hours. But since I try to be a little more conscious about what I stuff my face with, I’ve been loving almonds. I keep a stash at work.

And I keep them in my purse and pull ‘em out at the movies, during meetings or snack on ‘em at trips to the beach.

Almonds are fantastico. I’d be a mean beauty blogger if I didn’t let you know that although almonds are GREAT for you, they tend to be calorie and fat-laden. 1 oz (or 13) raw almonds is equivalent to 14 grams of fat and 160 calories. Yikes is right. As with anything, moderation is the key and I only eat a 6 or so almonds per snack. And if I could thank an almond tree, I would. From almond butter to almond milk to Sweet Almond Oil, it seems like everything extracted from this nut is golden.

Any almond lovers in this house? Or do you prefer another type of nut? Check out this link to find out just how beneficial almonds are.

 

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  • http://www.thehairazor.com TheHaiRazor

    Ooooh I LOVE almonds! My fav is a almond and dried cranberry mix I throw together. So good!

    • Brittany

      Yesss!!! Soooo goood!

  • Zadi

    lol i like your comment about anything from the almond being good. i looove almond milk and almond oil (for skin and hair) and love snacking on almonds and cashews. and yes excellent point – only a few at a time. but excellent and delish way to snack healthy AND get some good oils and nutrients in!

    • Brittany

      Right on!

  • http://www.longlivehair.blogspot.com dasia

    I find almonds to be a little dry but I love almond milk. Pistachios and honey roasted peanuts are my fave.

    • Brittany

      Oooooh, I love pistachios too. And honey roasted peanuts!!

  • http://www.askmewhats.com Nikki

    I love almonds my dear B! :)

    • Brittany

      Aren’t they delish? YUM!!!

  • Lavendar

    Yes love almonds! I also love the pistachios with 50% less salt from Trader Joe’s. I mix them with either a few apple slices or a tablespoon of dark chocolate 70% cacao chips. This really satisfies the sweet snack craving while the pounds work their way down.

    • Brittany

      Man, I wish we had a Trader Joe’s in Florida!!!