Getting Intentional With Nutrient Dense Nuts

woman measuring waist

I came across a quirky little blog post by Bren Herrara about being intentional about your life. I’m all about that! So imagine my surprise when her post wound up being about how much she loves almonds and why they fit into her intention to have her body be in the best shape ever. Well, […]

Posted on July 16th, 2019

Almonds are Mutant Superheroes

Almonds Cracking Open

In superhero comics mutants are a frequently feared and misunderstood subgroup of humans with amazing powers that they use to save the day. Generally thought of as monsters or freaks of nature, an entire genre of comic books and movies stems from their struggle to help the rest of the world accept them as potentially […]

Posted on July 10th, 2019

Nuts Are a Healthy Part of the Mediterranean Diet

sun dried tomato pasta

The Mediterranean Diet appears to be making a comeback. After years of trying to make the Paleo, Atkins, Keto and so many other diet fads work, people are rediscovering that maybe a less restrictive and truly easy to maintain plan might work best. What’s great about the Mediterranean Diet is that nothing is forbidden and […]

Posted on June 20th, 2019

When Good Almonds Go Bad

Dry Roasted Almonds

Everyone knows how good almonds are for you. They’re one of the healthiest snacks you can eat. A handful a day can help lower your cholesterol, is good for your heart, good for your brain, and can even help you lose weight! But can a good nut go bad? You know what I mean. You […]

Posted on June 4th, 2019

Energy-Boosting Layered Chia and Almond Pudding Parfaits

Chia and Almond Pudding Parfaits

A tasty dessert that’s also good for you? Absolutely— when you have almond butter and chia seeds! Today’s recipe for Layered Chia and Almond Pudding Parfaits combines wholesome ingredients with no added sugar besides what’s in the fruit and those that are a good source of protein and a variety of other nutrients. First a […]

Posted on May 30th, 2019

Bringing Home the Cashew

Cashews growing on a tree

Did you know that Americans eat 90% of the world’s cashew crop? We’re crazy about them! And for good reason: they’re delicious! AND nutritious. And, even though, I typically just eat them by the handful, they’re wonderfully versatile to cook with, too. So you’d think that the United States would be # 1 in growing […]

Posted on May 21st, 2019

Sticky Spicy Almond Butter Tofu (Recipe)

Sticky Spicy Almond Butter Tofu

I haven’t posted a recipe from Blissful Basil in awhile. But they have a delicious-sounding recipe featuring almond butter right now so I thought this was the perfect time to re-introduce this wonderful resource for vegans and others searching for plant-based, healthy and delicious recipes to add to their diet. And this one for Sticky […]

Posted on May 16th, 2019

Heal Your Gut with Almonds!

happy belly

Did you know that every living thing on the planet could not survive without the microbiology that lives in our bodies along with us? Most of us grew up being terrified into thinking we need to avoid microbes like the plague . . . because, you know, the Plague! Some kinds of bacteria and other […]

Posted on May 13th, 2019

Eat the Right Amount of Almonds Every Day

right portion of almonds

The right amount? What does that mean? Well, everyone knows by now that almonds are a great source of nutrition and make the perfect snack. Almonds are full of protein and good nutrients like magnesium and vitamin E. They have lot of healthy fiber and beneficial fats. Research has shown that they can help you […]

Posted on May 2nd, 2019

Try Almond Muesli for a Delicious Nutritious Breakfast

muesli

Could muesli be making a comeback? I hope so! I was introduced to this unusual nutritious and delicious breakfast treat many many years ago and then stopped seeing it in the store. It was seen as a “hippie” thing, I guess, and went out of vogue. Or maybe, because Americans love everything sweet, it just […]

Posted on April 29th, 2019