Almonds ~ The Perfect Snack: Almond Board of California Review & Giveaway

Almond Board LogoWhen I think about almonds, I think about them as a delicious ingredient in yummy cakes and warm, gooey brownies. And although I know they are good for you, I’ve never really thought about almonds as an ingredient in healthy recipes or just as a snack in general (I know, I know) – until now!

Recently, the Almond Board of California teamed up with Cooking.com to host an Entertaining with Almonds Contest to find the best original outdoor entertaining-inspired almond recipe or tip. After I pondered on it awhile, I got to thinking, summer is the perfect time to try new recipes that contain different textures and cool ingredients.

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However, it just so happens that I am not the best at coming up with new recipes. That is why I was so excited to learn that the Almond Board of California was sending me an Almond Party Gift Package with a bag full of almonds, a copy of the Almond Inspiration book, a portable, perfect portion-controlled almond tin and a folder chocked full of recipes and helpful information.

When the Almond Board Party Package arrived, I was so excited that I dove right into the almonds without even taking a picture first! They had such a delicious, crunchy texture that it was hard for me to stop. But then, I reminded myself that I would want to make one of the delicious recipes included in the gift package, so I put the bag down and turned my attention to the rest of the items.
Almond TinsOne of the things that caught my eye was the stylish almond snack tin. The tin features a colorful outside complete with nutritional information on the bottom for a serving size of 23 almonds. This little tin is the perfect size for travel and provides you with a nutritious snack wherever you go.
Grilled Chicken RecipeAfter thumbing through several pages of the Almond Inspiration book, my mouth was watering and I was ready to cook! With recipes like Stacked Ice Cream Sandwiches with Strawberries and Grilled Chicken with Almond & Raspberry Relish, who wouldn’t be ready to dive into those recipes?

The Almond Board of California has a great website that is filled with nutritional information, history and so much more. They even have this great page called “Pantry Recipe Express” that allows you to input what you have in your kitchen cupboards and it comes up with tasty recipes using the ingredients!

So my lesson for the day – Almonds make for a delicious and nutritious snack at home and on the go. Almonds also add a burst of flavor and texture to any recipe. So go ahead, get creative!

Giveaway Giveaway

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One lucky reader will win a Almond Board Party Package that includes: a $25 Cooking.com Gift Card, 1 lb of Whole Almonds, the Almond Inspiration cookbook and an Almond Tin.


*This giveaway is now closed.*

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Giveaway will end on August 20th at 11:59pm ET. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents.

A big thank you to the Almond Board of California for this review and giveaway opportunity!

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above. The Almond Board of California provided party package free of charge and I provided my honest opinion. No other type compensation was received for this review.

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