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11 Healthy Almond Recipes for National Almond Day that you can make for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I’m not usually one to care about fake holidays — or real holidays for that matter. Three out of four of the most recent holidays looked like this for me:

  • Thanksgiving: Went to SoulCycle, made a turkey breast with a couple of my friends then went to the movies and saw The Hunger Games
  • New Year’s Eve: Went to a wedding with a friend, came home and ate popcorn and drank champagne on my couch with Angela
  • Valentine’s Day: Went to SoulCycle with Emily (noticing a trend here?), flew back from LA and had Blue Barn for dinner with a side of the new Kanye West album, mainly because I was slightly guilted into letting someone do something for me… not that I’m complaining, it was exactly what I wanted after a long (but fun) weekend of traveling.

So what ever would I celebrate a holiday about almonds? California Almonds reached out to me about National Almond Day and I’m feeling bad for almonds getting a bad rap with the drought and all (but, um, El Niño, amiright?) so I thought I would share some healthy almond recipes I’ve been loving lately.

Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

Healthy Breakfast Cookies with Cranberries and Almonds via Food Faith Fitness

Honey Almond Coconut Granola via Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen

Snickerdoodle Almonds

Honey Vanilla Almond Bread with Dates and Goat Cheese via Healthy Helper

Cocoa Dusted Almonds

Reduced Sugar Slow Cooker Granola via RunWiki

Honey Dijon Almond Crusted Salmon via Clean Eating Veggie Girl

Almond Crusted Chicken with Lemon Zucchini Noodles via Slim Sanity

Almond Joy Macaroons via Uproot From Oregon

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Almond Butter via Fresh Fit n’ Healthy

As part of the day, California Almonds is teaming up with Katie Cavuto, RD for some healthy almond recipes and tips for better eating. Here are a few of her tips that I’m loving:

  • Shift your intentions around food. Instead of focusing on dieting and will power, choose a positive intention like eating to nourish your body. Focus your energy on creating a nourishing, nutrient dense plate of whole foods and find bliss in your intention to care for yourself.
  • Learn to savor each bite. When you eat mindfully and delight in the experience, you will feel more satisfied with a smaller portion of your favorite foods.
  • Become a part of the “Meatless Monday” trend and incorporate plant-based proteins like almonds into your meals. Meatless meals often feature plant based proteins that contain good, unsaturated fats that offer many health benefits.

Happy Almond Day, everyone!

This post wasn’t sponsored by California Almonds, I just thought it was some fun content to share for the day!

Chat with me:
What are your favorite ways to eat almonds? Have you made any of these recipes? What are your favorite wellness tips you want to share?


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