With 6 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and 13 grams of "good fat" (the unsaturated kind) in every ounce, almonds are the perfect thing to snack on. I actually keep a small tin of almonds tucked in the outside pocket of my purse to stave off hunger attacks! They're a great on-the-go option (when hunger usually catches up with me) because of that little protein boost. Plus, they're a great source of vitamin E, magnesium, and antioxidants (and they're naturally gluten free and cholesterol free).
almonds, not just in your purse, but in your gym bag, your briefcase, your car cup holder, or even in your desk, is a habit that is easy to form and good for your body.
But don't feel limited to whole, natural almonds, because there are all sorts of ways to incorporate them with other ingredients to switch up your healthy snacking routine. You can throw some in a smoothie bowl, or homemade granola and granola bars, add crunch to a salad, combine with fruit - you name it!
I've been packing one of these almond encrusted goat cheese bites in a little container with an apple or pear wedge, or a few grapes, when I'm out and about lately. Do you have a favorite way to snack on heart-healthy almonds? You can learn more about Almond Month, plus get more recipes and nutrition tips at www.almonds.com/celebratealmonds.