Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Things I Love Today: Raw Almonds

Raw almonds are the best snack ever! Sweet and crunchy and fairly healthy. However, I just discovered yesterday that I've been inhaling approximately 84% of my daily fat intake by snacking on raw almonds all day. Even for "good fat" that is still a whole lot of fat!

As a bonus, they're full of calcium and iron and they're great for cooking. Trader Joe's has them in 16 ounce bags for a good price.

7 comments:

MissScientistSF said...

They have a really great flavor if you toast them a little bit. We threw some in the toaster oven for 10 minutes and they have a whole different taste to them if you get bored with the raw style.

Aubrey said...

hey what a cute blog!! i saw it on design mom.

about the almonds, i love almonds too but my new fave treat is lemon roasted almonds that we get at a little middle eastern market by our house.

MissEm said...

Oh my! Lemon roasted almonds sound fantastic! Have you ever had the habanero lime pistachios from Trader Joes?

vfg said...

me, too!

I'm loving the raw nuts lately. I've always read/heard "better flavor if you toast" about all nuts, but a recent TJ purchase (not a city-dweller, so only there occasionally) has converted me to raw for a change.

if i pay very close attention, I can detect the "almond flavoring" almond taste--a long-time favorite.

Julie said...

The kind of fat your getting from the almonds is good fat. Live it up! Your blog is very interesting, by the way.

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily, great blog! I love raw almonds too..I read today that they're requiring mandatory pasturization of almonds though..which sucks, because the process kills some of the nutrients of the almond. here:http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/mandatory-almond-pasteurization-is-wrong.html

Anonymous said...

whoops, that link didn't work..you can go to livingnutz.com to sign the petition. It's just funny because I just signed it and then came to your blog and you were talking about raw almonds too! :)