Switching up the routine Friday Facts this week and including one big great big FACT
Fact – Almonds Make a Great Fast Food!
I’ve loved almonds for as long as I can remember. So when I heard about the chance to partner with Blue Diamonds as a Blue Diamonds Tastemaker I jumped right on it – a chance to taste hot new nut products and share with you, win for everyone!!
You can imagine our lives are a bit crazy right now with twins on the way (maybe here by the time this posts, you just never know ) and moving all in the same month. But one thing remains the same…I like to have great, fast, healthy food at our home for me and others! So here are some fun facts for you on this Friday all with almonds.
Fact – Almonds are a great source of healthy fat and protein.
Growing two babies is hard work (and taking care of them will be too!!!) and I’ve become a big fan of light snacks throughout the day. I just can’t fit a lot more food in this baby stuffed stomach. So I grab a handful of Blue Diamond Almonds paired with a piece of fruit and call it a ‘meal.’ It is key for us all to get a good deal of healthy fat and protein throughout the day…most snacks fall short in providing this in a clean, healthy fashion – not almonds! Try keeping a jar of almonds at your desk at work or home and when you get a tummy rumble try a handful to fuel yourself!
Fact – Almonds can be thrown together with other snacks for easy entertaining.
With babies on the way and moving boxes to be prepped, we’ve had a lot of people pop by our house and I know once the babies arrive even more folks will be visiting. The last thing on my mind is making formal snacks and impressing folks in the kitchen. But Blue Diamond Almonds can make for a great, entertaining ‘dish’ that I can literally throw together in seconds. These new Blue Diamond Rosemary and Black Pepper almonds are AMAZING with cheese and crackers. I paired them in a nice bowl with some bacon cheddar cheese and crackers – entertaining snack in no time!
Fact – Almonds help to make fast, healthy lunch items for Dan.
At some of his clients Daniel can pack and bring his lunch which i love saves us money and I know he eats a bit healthier those days since I’ll pack his lunch! He loves a mid morning snack…sometimes a piece of fruit but lately I’ve thrown in some nuts and dried fruit together in a portion friendly bag (yep there is such thing as too much of a healthy snack!) and he is set. I like knowing it takes no time to put together, he can do it too if I’m busy, and it is HEALTHY!
What’s your favorite nut? How do you like to eat almonds?
Oh yes – and I have a winner from the Earth Fare Gift Card giveaway JR! I will be emailing you and appreciate all of you for reading and entering!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Blue Diamond. I received nuts to review and share with you all. All thoughts and opinions are my own as always!