February 16th is National Almond Day! I’m celebrating with the help of my friends at the California Almond Board by hosting this fun giveaway. My clients tell me all the time that almonds are their favorite snack food, so I know you will love this great swag bag of almond goodies!
What do you win?
This very cool tote bag filled with tons of almond goodness. You get a one pound bag each of whole and sliced almonds, almond flour and almond butter. You also get cute almond carrying tins for your purse and a lovely cookbook. How fun is this?
Why should YOU eat almonds?
- When compared ounce for ounce, almonds are the tree nut highest in protein, fiber, calcium (75mg in one serving), vitamin E (35% DV), riboflavin and niacin.
- Almond meal (or flour) is a great gluten-free substitute for white flour or bread crumbs.
- For most of us, a handful of almonds equal 23 nuts or a serving. A serving of almonds is 160 calories, 6 grams protein and 3.5 grams fiber. Click here to see a cool portion size graphic.
- Pared with an apple, almonds are a perfect “produce and protein” afternoon snack
For a little inspiration in the kitchen, below are some of the ways I use almonds in everyday cooking.
In my Chia Almond Muesli with Blueberries I used sliced almonds.
In my delicious Healthy Chocolate Mint Squares I used chopped dry roasted almonds.
In this hearty Lentil Meatloaf I used almond flour in the recipe. So delish!
Here’s How to Enter:
Just share one of my recipes above on social media – you pick your favorite place: Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter — you choose! Just come back and comment below that you shared it. Each time you share, you get an extra entry, so leave a separate comment for each share you make.
Good luck and I hope you are inspired to cook more with heart healthy almonds! Thank you to the California Almond Board for sponsoring this awesome giveaway. You can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AlmondBoard and on Twitter at @almonds.
One winner will be chosen at random. Contest ends at 9 am ET on February 16th.
Disclosure: The Almond Board of California sent me the pictured Almond Swag Bag. I was not compensated for writing this post.