Monday, February 11, 2013

Almond Giveaway

Yup, i'm nuts about nuts and so happy to annouce another nutty giveaway for you!

I'm teaming up with California Almonds for this king-daddy of giveaways. The sweetest bag you've ever seen by a nut company. Almond flour, sliced almonds, raw almonds, almond butter, and perfect size tins.
I was very intrigued by this guy:
What exactly is almond flour and what the heck do you do with it? I had a lot of learning to do on this topic, and got most of my information from this gal. Want more almond flour recipes? Love this list from blogger Elena's Pantry  I played around with making super-duper protein power balls with the almond flour. So versitle!


Serving size? Am for a handful, or a small shotglass sized. These tins, or an altoid tin are great to have in a person, at your desk and in your car for snack emergencies. These sweet little nuts are the highest protein, fiber, calcium, and vitamin E out of all the tree nuts.


 
 Sliced almonds + almond butter are a fantastic addition to a smoothie. Did you know that US is the world's leading producer of Almonds? With 80% coming from California? Get me to Cali!
 
So you know you want this sweet bag, filled with almond goodness to arrive at your door. right?
How to enter:
  1. This contest is open to US and Canadian Residents only
  2. It is open from now until I pick a winner on NATIONAL ALMOND DAY-February 16th 2013
  3. Enter by leaving a comment below on your favorite way to use almonds
  4. Gain a second entry by tweeting something like: National @Almond day is February 16th Celebrate by wining @Elizabetheats #giveaway
Good luck!!

Full Disclosure: Almond Board of California sent me this sweet giveaway package as well. I received no compensation for this post. I just love almonds.

47 comments:

Lauren M. said...

Almonds are my favorite! I put them on oatmeal/yogurt for breakfast, eat with dried fruit for snacks, or eat on my my favorite salad of kale-sweet potato-lentils! Part of my diet everyday-would love to try even more almond products. Thanks!

Vera Khule said...

I sliver raw almonds and have them on my greek yogurt in the morning.

Francesca Villa said...

I use almonds in salads the most! Putting them on top of green beans is the best way to get some nutty goodness on my greens!!

Antonia said...

Ever since freshman year of college, I haven’t been able to stomach peanut butter. I made the transition to becoming a devoted almond butter consumer/lover. I recently have started using almond butter and chopped up almonds in my homemade ice cream!

I make the recipes up as I go along, but if you are looking for a good one: 4 frozen bananas, ½ cup of almond milk, 2 TBSP of cocoa powder, 3 TBSP almond butter, however many chopped up almonds you want and anything else you want to add! I added crushed up dark chocolate and graham crackers!

Julie said...

we use almonds in salads and baking
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Breia Alderson said...

Mmmm almonds! Love them. Sprouted. Toasted. Butter. Flour. Cookies. You name it. :)

Amy@macncheesenpeas said...

I just love to eat raw almonds!

Melissa Dion said...

I love keeping raw almonds in my purse for hunger emergencies!

Melissa Dion said...

Tweeted: https://twitter.com/mgonyeo/status/301071086957785090

Realia Mazing said...

i love just snacking on raw almonds!
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Food and Fitness Friend said...

I'm a big fan of almonds! Love them in trail mix, on my oatmeal, or in salads!

Elena Vo said...

Thanks for the delicious and nutritious giveaway! I really like to make my own cinnamon and almond butter and serve it with pears.

Elena Vo said...

Tweeted here:
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Gina said...

I love almond butter on just about anything! I also love sliced almonds in salads, granola + fruit crisp topping. thanks for the giveaway, Elizabeth!

throuthehaze said...

My favorite is to snack on them plain

anne said...

i like to soak almonds with steel cut oats and then cook it all up for breakfast in the morning. Yumm!
Great giveaway!

Soozle said...

I love toasting almonds and throwing them in salads!

Soozle said...

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-KG said...

I love almond milk! and mostly almonds in pastry items, like coffee cake!

jwfong said...

I love using them in salads!

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Jordan said...

I start my day with almond milk in my coffee and I love snacking on almonds in any form: almond butter, raw, or flavored roasted almonds. I've always wanted to try baking with almond flour!

Jordan said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/j_mosh/status/301186517240537088

Amany Ishaq said...

I love bananas with almond butter.. it's my post run go to snack. I also love making almond flour banana pancakes topped with almond butter (because who needs real butter when almond butter exists!)

Irene said...

I LOVE the smell of almond blossoms and their beauty when all the trees are in bloom. The scent is intoxicating! Fresh almonds, straight from a tree are the very best! Soft or hard shelled, doesn't matter, the sweet raw taste of the nut is wonderful! Candy coated, seasoned, baked, sliced, doesn't matter, I eat them any way!

Andrea M said...

I love using almonds in my yeasted breads and in my oatmeal!

Andrea said...

I love to mix and ounce of salted almonds with 1/2 a serving of dried cranberries. It gets me through my cravings. Love it!

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Andrea said...

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Carrie Skoll said...

I use almonds to make my own almond butter. And then it goes in my oatmeal every morning. YUM!

Carrie Skoll said...

I use almonds to make my own almond butter. And then it goes in my oatmeal every morning. YUM!

Carrie Skoll said...

I tweeted: https://twitter.com/CarrieSinCA/status/301692879615709186

Katherine said...

i love eating plain almonds, raw :)

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Katherine said...

tweeted

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Vera Khule said...

I slice almonds and have them on top of greek yogurt for breakfast.

Tracy @Tracy_Nutrition said...

I have them raw as a snack. Or if I have sliced almonds I love them on weetabix/oatmeal in the morning heated with bananas.

Tracy @Tracy_Nutrition said...

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Unknown said...

I use sliced almonds in my oatmeal, almond flour with spices as a tofu crust before baking, and love almond butter with an apple as a snack!
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stefanie gladden said...

I love to have roasted almonds for a snack when I get hungry! they are delicious!

stefanie gladden said...

also tweeted - https://twitter.com/steffie516/status/302515800122744832

luckynordberg said...

I love to use almonds in baking - especially cookies!

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Susan C said...

I love to coat my choc covered toffee in almonds.

Julie E. said...

My favorite way to use almonds is on top of oatmeal or plain with a snack of fruit and veggies! : )

Katherine said...

just raw almonds as a snack!

Anonymous said...

I love making Almond Torte!

Domestic Diva said...

I like eating almonds by the handful.


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Evangelista Nick said...

I know it sounds weird but I love peanut butter with almonds on it. It's my favourite snack, and can't get enough of it :)