5 fab ways to love almonds

1) If you can make a smoothie, you can make almond butter!  Chop natural almonds in a food processor and blend with a little oil. Try it on half a toasted whole grain bagel with sliced strawberries.

2) Keep a stash of almonds handy for a healthy portable snack. Think office, car, purse and gym bag. A small handful will do. Almonds are great for times when hunger hits and you’re stuck in traffic.

3) Leave a bowl of almonds on the table. Once out of the cupboard everyone will be more likely to enjoy them. Add a sprinkling to yogurt, French toast, cereal, oatmeal and fruit cups.

4) Make breakfast spread with honey, chopped almonds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and raisins.  Spread over toast or fresh cut fruit.

5) Add a tasty almond garnish to a salad, pasta, fish or chicken dish. In an oiled pan, lightly brown sliced almonds. Add a dash of your favourite dried herbs. Try thyme or rosemary.

Carol

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