Almond Summer Bag Giveaway

The Almond Board of California have offered my followers some almond goodies! I have a wonderful Almond Summer Bag to give away. 

The Summer Bag contains:

  • Almonds, flavoured and roasted.
  • A portion controlled tin, perfect for putting your almonds in when on the go.
  • Almond Butter

Dietitian UK: Almond Hamper Giveaway

My Nut Story!

I’ll let you into a little secret… until just a few years ago I would have told you that I didn’t like nuts. It appears that I actually do, but I don’t like certain mixed of finely chopped nuts (e.g. on cakes) or hazelnuts, in fact just the thought of hazelnuts makes me feel queasy. Because of that association in my head I labelled nuts as off the menu.  There is so much variety in the world of nuts that I hadn’t yet tried though! 

Being around other people who ate a different variety of nuts and travelling exposed me to different flavours. Sri-Lanka is the home of amazing devilled cashews, there is a whole road full of just amazing cashew sellers. A trip to Florida opened my mind to pecans. Gradually I’ve got older and bolder! So almonds are also on my top nut list 🙂 Finally I can say I like most nuts, which makes me happy as they are just such a healthy, filling and nutritious snack. Just be wary of your portion control, keep to 1 handful!

Almond facts:

  • Almonds are a natural source of protein and fibre, containing 15 essential nutrients, including vitamin E and calcium.
  • Gram for gram, almonds have the most fibre of any tree nut.
  • A handful of almonds (30g) provides you with approximately 65% of your daily requirement of vitamin E.
  • A handful of almonds (30g) is a tasty way to keep you feeling full, helping you get through any busy day.
  • In a recent study, researchers used a more precise method of measuring the calories in almonds and found they have about 20% fewer calories than originally thought  (Novotny JA et al. Discrepancy between the Atwater factor predicted and empirically measured energy values of almonds in human diets. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Am J Clin Nutr 2012 ajcn.035782; First published online July 3, 2012.doi:10.3945/ajcn.112.035782.)

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20 Responses to “Almond Summer Bag Giveaway”

  1. Ruth R
    31 July, 2013 at 07:38 #

    I love to mix whole almonds with cranberries to snack on. I also use flaked almonds in my homemade granola

  2. Gillian Holmes
    31 July, 2013 at 07:49 #

    In a salad

  3. 31 July, 2013 at 09:08 #

    As I like to keep my body fuelled I pack 2 x 10 grams of raw unsalted & unroasted almonds into two small pots and pop them in my bag. This way I’m ensured to get a good source of energy, fat, calcium, iron and fibre – simples!

  4. kim plant
    31 July, 2013 at 12:05 #

    I like to mix them with fruits such as cherries

  5. Amy Jacobson
    31 July, 2013 at 12:20 #

    I like to eat raw almonds as a snack 🙂

  6. 31 July, 2013 at 19:17 #

    I like a pot of almonds and an apple as a mid-morning snack to get me through to lunchtime.
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  7. katie skeoch
    31 July, 2013 at 19:27 #

    love to eat almonds and all nuts in their natural state – a great energy booster and just the way they’re meant to be served xx

  8. laura banks
    31 July, 2013 at 20:55 #

    i like to just snack on them

  9. Mia Fergusson
    31 July, 2013 at 21:50 #

    On their own.

  10. olivia kirby
    1 August, 2013 at 18:24 #

    In a curry or on top of a trifle!!

  11. clair downham
    1 August, 2013 at 20:02 #

    just as as a snack

  12. 1 August, 2013 at 20:39 #

    raw

  13. Sharon Cunningham
    2 August, 2013 at 21:49 #

    I love them on their own! Or homemade almond milk!

  14. Kirsten
    6 August, 2013 at 08:09 #

    Almonds are very tasty and I really need the vit e for my skin

  15. Judith Luscombe
    6 August, 2013 at 15:56 #

    Battenburg cake

  16. christina marriott
    8 August, 2013 at 20:47 #

    as a snack x

  17. 10 August, 2013 at 10:07 #

    Almond milk!

    xXx
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  18. 11 August, 2013 at 22:56 #

    In a delicious salad!

  19. melanie stirling
    12 August, 2013 at 22:07 #

    In a curry

  20. Maria Turner
    13 August, 2013 at 11:00 #

    Sliced and spread over a homemade bakewell tart

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