Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blue Diamond Almonds -- A Heart Healthy Snack

I love almonds. My family loves almonds. Since going paleo I would say that our almond love has only increased. We use almonds and almond products in so many different ways now.

We eat plain almonds as snacks...
These are my family's favorite. You won't see my refrigerator without them!
We use them as a main ingredient in our trail mix...
Click the picture for our favorite recipe. It's super easy and delicious.

..and we add them to many a recipe. We love almond milk (have you seen the new unsweetened coconut/almond milk?!), sliced almonds on salads, almond butter, and almond meal for a great gluten-free flour substitute. On any given day you're likely to find almonds in my purse and some home-made trail mix in my glove box (a mom can never be too prepared!). To put it mildly we have mad love for all things almond.


Blue Diamond happens to be our favorite almond brand. In fact, about a month ago I couldn't find them at the grocery store I was at. I thought, oh well, and bought a different brand. My 6 year old tasted them and promptly turned up his nose and wouldn't eat them. I tried them, and he was right. Ew. They just weren't our same beloved snack. Hmmm, I wonder if the chickens will eat them...

Recently a variety of Blue Diamond Almonds have been certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a heart-healthy food. Not only are Blue Diamond Almonds a delicious snack, but they are good for our heart and good for our health! The following flavors now feature the AHA Heart-Check mark:

  • ·         Whole Natural (our all-time favorite!)
  • ·         Roasted Salted
  • ·         Low Sodium
  • ·         Sea Salt
  • ·         No Salt
  • ·         Honey Dijon
Blue Diamond Almonds are More Than Great Taste – they can help us lead a heart-healthy lifestyle! For more on the American Heart Association and the Heart-Check mark, visit heartcheckmark.org.

About Blue Diamond Growers
Blue Diamond Growers has been around for over 100 years and are always innovating new flavors and products for consumers to enjoy. Blue Diamond Growers has over 3,000 California almond growers delivering delicious almonds all over the world. For more on Blue Diamond Almonds, visit BlueDiamond.com and “like” Blue Diamond Almonds onFacebook.

A few of the flavors now with the AHA Heart-Check mark:
I will be joining in the #BlueDiamond twitter chat on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 9 PM Eastern, 8 Central, 7 Mountain, and 6 Pacific. I hope you will join us!

How do you like to use almonds?

FTC Disclosure: FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All opinions are my own.