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25 Ways to Use Almonds

Updated on December 5, 2011
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Almonds are one of my favorite nuts and I love mixing them into so many different foods. These little nuts are so packed with nutrients that many say it's the most nutritious nut. Eating almonds consistently can reduce your risk of a heart attack, lower your cholesterol, and among many other benefits, help you maintain a healthy weight. A few nutrients that almonds have a high percentage of are vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, folic acid, protein, phosphorus, and potassium. With so many nutrients, so many benefits and tasting so good, you want to make sure you include almonds in your diet. Be creative and enjoy them in a variety of ways.

1. Almonds go great in oatmeal. Mix a serving of sliced almonds in cooked oatmeal and enjoy a nutty, oatmeal delight.

2. Add a nutty taste and some crunch to your favorite chicken dish. After you cook your chicken add the almonds to the skillet with a little bit of lemon juice and cook until almonds turn slightly brown.

3. Mixing almonds into a salad adds a crunch and more nutrients to your everyday lunch.

4. Use almond butter instead of peanut butter for your sandwich. Grind your own almond butter at a health food store or buy an all-natural version that doesn't have extra sugar in it.

5. Substitute flour for almond flour in your quick-bread recipes, like pancakes, muffins or banana bread. You'll have to add an extra egg and almond flour isn't good for kneading breads. You can find almond flour at a health food store.

6. Grind up almonds and use as a breading for your fish or chicken.

7. Use in cookies. Add a little crunch by adding chopped almonds to your cookies.

8. Use in stir fries. Almonds can flavor and texture to vegetable stir-fries.

9. Cook in with rice. About two minutes before rice is done, add almonds in to finish cooking the rice with the nuts.

10. Drink almond milk. Almond milk is low in calories and only contains healthy fat. Almond milk is great for individuals who are lactose intolerant or for anyone looking to mix up their calcium source.

11. The nut-flavor is great in almond oil, which can be used the same way as any vegetable oil.

12. Use almonds for a wonderful topping on ice cream.

13. Mix in these tiny nuts into your cold cereal. Cheerios are a great one to mix almonds in with.

14. Cover your pancakes with almond butter and bananas.

15. One that's using almonds in a different way than eating is using almond oil in your facial mask to help clear skin issues.

16. Yogurt and almonds make a super-powerful breakfast or snack.

17. Make almond paste and use in place of oil in recipes.

18. The obvious choice of snacking on almonds. Count out 14 almonds to stay within a serving.

19. Almond extract is great in French toast to bring out a bit of flavor.

20. Use almond extract in rice pudding.

22. Add almond milk or almond extract to your coffee to get a boost of omega-3’s in the morning.

23. Use almond flour to make the crust for pies, especially with apple pie.

24. Eat baked nut chips. Several brands now offer chips that are made from brown rice and almonds, with no wheat or gluten and are not fried.

25. Grind almonds and blend into soups.

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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 

      4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Juliann,

      I love almonds and cashews. Thanks for this hub about almonds.

      I love this hub and how you wrote it. You possess an amazing gift of writing.

      I was proud to vote Up and all of the choices. Loved your graphics.

      Keep up the fine work and I will always be your fan and follower.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth Avery, Hamilton, AL.

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      Valarmathy 

      4 years ago

      i had daily almond milk very nice for health care in almond

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      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      thank you for sharing these ...i am a big fan of almonds but it appears i have left many ways to enjoy them untapped. i really like the crunch as i bite into an talmond. i will be trying these out soon.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      I love almonds and already put them in my morning oatmeal, salads and with veggies but I didn't know many of the things you mentioned in this article. Thanks for the great tips.

      Voted up, useful and interesting.

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ....and from almonds to chocolate .....another in depth hub about food and nutrition which is helpful, insightful and very informative indeed - and I still say that was a lucky camera that day on that lucky pier to be able to capture your smile.

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    • jbrock2041 profile imageAUTHOR

      jbrock2041 

      7 years ago from Park City, UT

      Thanks CloudExplorer for your comments and votes! I'm glad you have a good wife that helps you be healthier. :)

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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Lovely way to express some useful Almonds tips, I love eating them too. My wife introduced me to the nutritional values of eating them, cause she's a health nut. LOL

      Awesome hub here, voted up for useful, interesting & awesome, oh and thanks for your kind words on my hub, its nice to meet ya @Jbrock.

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      Charlie 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      Great article, I think I will attempt one of these tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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      Sarah Johnson 

      7 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

      We love Almond milk! This is a great Hub, and useful information, especially for vegetarians who are looking for ways to add in the protein. Voted UP!

    • jbrock2041 profile imageAUTHOR

      jbrock2041 

      7 years ago from Park City, UT

      It's not cheaper, which does stink! It seems like everything that is healthy in this country is more expensive. Whole Foods has grind you own for about 4.00 for 16 oz. Trader Joes has some really good ones for between 4-6$ Sometimes I'll mix the two, peanut and almond butter to make it go a little further.

      Thank you for your comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the tips.

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      Lapse 

      7 years ago from East Coast Rules

      I want to try almond butter! Is it cheaper than peanut butter yet?

      For those that haven't tried almond milk, i have and it was very good. Recommended!

      This is one of the better food suggestion hubs I've seen. Very useful. Thanks JB!!!

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