At just 160 calories per ounce, almonds make ideal snacks for a variety of reasons. These tasty, crunchy nutritional powerhouses are heart-smart. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.” Satisfy a hunger craving with something that may potentially ward off heart disease? That's a pretty sweet deal.
California Almonds breaks it down for us: one serving of almonds is equal to 28 grams — that's about 23 almonds — and has 13 grams of unsaturated fat and only 1 gram of saturated fat. Eating 23 almonds as a snack every day may get a little boring. To celebrate the almond's nutritional benefits, California Almonds teamed up with registered dietician and wellness expert Katie Cavuto and developed a few mouthwatering recipes that keep things interesting. Here's one that's perfect for dinner tonight.
Katie Cavuto is a Philadelphia-based registered dietitian and wellness advocate, Katie believes that health is about more than what you eat. She aims to inspire people to live well through messages of self-love, food enjoyment, mindfulness and sustainable, conscious living. Katie appears in regular nutrition and cooking segments on local and national TV. Her writing and recipes have been showcased nationally in O, the Oprah Magazine, Family Circle and more. Katie is the dietitian for the Philadelphia Flyers and Phillies and was awarded Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly” in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014. Her first cookbook is being published by the American Diabetes Association in late summer of 2016. For recipes and wellness tips visit her blog www.nourishbreathethrive.com.