Today, we’re going to get nutty and talk about almonds. I’m also going to share some of my favorite healthy almond recipes with you. Wait. That’s only partially true. There are some very delicious but quite unhealthy recipes in this collection, too. You’ll want to make them anyway. Trust me.
Just eat them in moderation. You know, where you just have a couple of bites and then hide the rest for later…
…Or eat the entire pan of the decadent, fattening recipes and then run for 5 miles to work off the calories. Whichever is easier for you.
Food Facts – Almonds
~ Did you know that almonds are actually stone fruits (like peaches, plums, and cherries)?
~ Almonds are high in protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. One of the major health benefits of almonds is that they provide nutrients that help to increase the bone mineral density, which helps to strengthen the skeletal system. Almonds are even considered a remedy to cope with osteoporosis.
~ Another health benefit of almonds is that they help to prevent gallstones by keeping your gallbladder healthy. Regular consumption of almonds helps to lower the risk of gallstone buildup by up to 25 percent.
~ The world’s largest almond factory is located in Sacramento, California and processes over 2 million pounds of almonds per day. California produces over 80% of the world’s supply of almonds and that chocolate manufacturers currently use about 40% of the world’s almonds and about 20% of the world’s peanuts.
So get nuts about nuts! Buy some almonds and get crackin’, because let’s face it… they’re yummi!
Here are 18 delicious and healthy almond recipes to give you some inspiration.
NOTE: A few of these recipes are low carb and/or keto-friendly, but not all of them are, so please read ingredients and nutritional information (where provided) before consuming any of these recipes if you’re on a specialized eating plan.
You can use the collage to save all of these recipes to your favorite Pinterest board, or click on the photos or links to your favorites and save and/or print them out individually.
If you try any of these recipes, of if you have a favorite almond recipe that’s not listed below, please use the comment form at the bottom of this post to leave me a message. I’d love to hear what your favorites are!
Homemade Almond Milk (Nutmeg Nanny)
Almond Joy Smoothie Bowl (Full Belly Sisters)
Basil Almond Pesto (Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch)
Raw Almond Salad with Goat Cheese (Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen)
Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots & Almonds (Healthy Delicious)
Almond Ricotta Pancakes (Nutmeg Nanny)
Desserts and Snacks
Cherry Vanilla Almond Granola (Cupcakes & Kale Chips)
Healthy Almond Oat Apricot Thumbprint Cookies (Simply Healthy Family)
Homemade Almond Butter (Culinary Ginger)
Almond Flour Muffins (Snappy Gourmet)
Vanilla Cardamom Nutella Glazed Almond Crunch Cookies (Princess Pinky Girl)
Cherry Almond Fudge Brownies (Frosting and a Smile)
No-Bake Sugar Free Cherry Almond Granola Bites (Cookin’ Canuck)