07 May 2010

Food Friday: Almonds

Okay, I'm going to get this out of my system right now. Also, I apologize, and will try to never let it happen again.

I'm nuts for almonds.

Sorry about that, but it's true. Almonds are my favorite nuts right now.

Almonds are high in carbs, and dietary fiber. They are also a rich source of vitamin E and monounsaturated fats (the good fat). (for more information on the health benefits, go check out the Wikipedia article.

What started my recent infatuation with almonds was a jar of almond butter that we picked up. I like peanut butter, but I can either take it or leave it. Almond butter is another story entirely. I'll frequently pack my lunch for the day with an AB&J sandwich on Dave's Killer Bread (can you say yummy? I knew you could)

One of my favorite post-ride snacks is to take a whole grain tortilla (I like La Tortilla Factory high fiber tortillas), slather it with some almond butter. sprinkle a small amount of brown sugar (this is the important step, don't skip it!) and roll it up around a banana. Heaven!

Just recently I discovered raw almonds, and they are my new favorite. If you are used to eating roasted, smoked, salted almonds, you may be surprised at the slightly sweet taste raw almonds have. Go get some now!

1 comment:

Loving the Bike said...

I'm going to try this one....thanks for sharing it. I used to buy sunflower butter and loved it. I bought it instead of almond butter because of my daughter is allergic to nuts.
I used to actually spread it on a wrap as well, but without the banana and sugar. Sounds good.