I am just loving this Healthy Food Friday series with American Express. I can’t believe this is the last friday in March! Have you caught on that the emphasis this month was DIY and foods that give you energy/keep you healthy? Next month is all about budget-friendly!
Let’s recap: We started the month off with the immune system-boosting garlic, then for week two we had eggs, to give you protein-packed fuel for a busy day (plus a DIY homemade mayo recipe), last week we had coffee (which has more health benefits than just keeping you focused), and now we’re here with… ALMONDS!
Almond butter is a no-doubtly a delicious snack. I mean really delicious. Some days you just need a spoonful, but on other days, the options are endless; spread it on some fruit, top your morning pancakes or cereal bowls, even add it into a smoothie for additional healthy fats. A good quality almond butter can be over nine dollars in your grocery store. Making your own DIY nut butter is so easy, SO delicious, and budget-friendly. Plus, you know the exact ingredients that are going into it. Although healthy fats, keep moderation in mind: 2 tbsp of almond butter are about 200 calories!
I absolutely love this creamy combination of almonds, sunflower seeds, maple, and vanilla.
Vanilla Maple Almond Sunbutter
Aside from a fun take on your traditional almond butter, here are a ton of other recipes using almonds, all of which are gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly.
Almond Ricotta Cheese from Beard and Bonnet
Raw Apple Pie Energy Bites from So, Let’s Hang Out
Crunchy Almond Cookies from Gourmande in the Kitchen
Chipotle Almond Spread from Tasty-Yummies
Almond Flour Coconut Waffles from PaleOMG
Gluten-free Cinnamon Bun Twist from Kitchen-Tested
Stone Fruit Tart with Almond Crust from Seasonal and Savory
Homemade Almond Milk from Nutmeg Nanny
Date Almond Hamantaschen from Busy in Brooklyn
Cocoa Dusted Almonds from Corner Kitchen
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What is your favorite way to sneak almonds into your diet?
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