Sunday, June 22, 2014

Fueling summer fun with Blue Diamond Almonds

Note: I was provided with a can of Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds and a bag of the Blue Diamond Blueberry Almonds through the Blue Diamond Tastemakers program. The ideas here are all my own.

Almonds are one of my favorite snacks, and since I started doing Weight Watchers again, I am always looking for low-points snacks that are satisfying and have enough protein to keep me fueled, especially as I have been ramping up my summer training. So I was happy to get two new flavors to try. I love natural almonds, but it's fun to mix things up with some new flavors.

After my run today, I refueled with a yogurt bowl that included chocolate-flavored nonfat Greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, and 14 chopped Toasted Coconut Almonds. This was a 6 PointsPlus snack that tasted almost like a sundae and packed 16 grams of protein. It has been hot so I also had a tall glass of water.

My husband, who is a berry fanatic, claimed the Blueberry almonds for snacking in his basement man cave while watching the U.S. team in the World Cup. 

While I was out shopping for dinners for the week, I was thinking about Fitbloggin' -- I leave Thursday and wanted to plan some healthy snacks to take along. I found my favorite flavor of Blue Diamond Almonds -- Dark Chocolate -- and decided to make up some 2-PointsPlus snack bags (12 of the Dark Chocolate or 14 of the Toasted Coconut).  I packed up a few of each and have them ready to drop into my carry-on. 

How are you fueling your summer fun? 

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE these almonds and tried them for the first time at Fitbloggin last year. I always keep them in my car now, I can't tell you how many times they've kept me from hitting the drive through! :)


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