Snacking is a huge part of my day where I try to eat wisely and teach those habits to my children. My daughter definitely has a sweet tooth, but she also has a love of nuts ‘ specifically almonds ‘ that I try to incorporate into our meals.
Packed with protein, fiber, vitamin E and healthy fats, I love to incorporate almonds into shakes, salads, yogurt and as almond butter in sandwiches. It is an easy way to stay full in-between meals and a delicious snack for those growing bodies. Also, a study associated the consumption of almonds with the potential to help with weight management, something important to consumers leading into swimsuit season. In fact, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that people who regularly ate 0.25 ounces of nuts each day-about six almonds-had four pounds lower mean body weight and 0.8 inch smaller waist circumference than non-tree nut eaters, although causal conclusions were not drawn.
We have been testing out the new selection from Wonderful Almonds including their line of Roasted & Salted, Roasted No Salt and Natural Raw varieties. Available nationwide these portable nuts have been a delicious snack option while on-the-go as well as a way to enhance some recipes.
With only 170 calories for a one-ounce handful of dry-roasted Wonderful Almonds (about 22 nuts), these nuts are an incredible satiating snack, making it easier to avoid stopping for fast food when the hunger urge comes on.
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