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17 Recipes Featuring Almonds — Nature’s Superfood!

In the world of  “superfoods,” almonds pretty much reign supreme.

These little guys are packed (literally) with the “good fats,” essential vitamins and minerals. They are high in protein. Crunchy and delicious? Check!

But they truly win my heart because they are also so very versatile. While perfectly fine eaten straight out of the bag, there is almost no end to the wonderful ways you can use almonds in recipes both sweet and savory.

I’ve rounded up my favorites for you — so why not add a little “superfood” to your next meal?

  • Almonds Go Sweet AND Savory! 1 of 18
    sweet and savory almond recipes

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks — almonds are full of nutrients and go sweet as easily as they go savory!

  • Dairy-Free Almond Shake 2 of 18
    babble almond shake

    Packed with vitamins, proteins and minerals, why don't you start your day off with this delicious, vegan shake?

    Read how on Babble

  • Salted Almond Toffee Bark 3 of 18
    babble salted almond toffee bark

    With only three simple ingredients, this looks-fancy-but-is-really-easy treat can be whipped up when you need a crowd-pleasing dessert — or a foodie gift — in a hurry!

    Read how on Babble

  • Coffee Almond Ice Cream 4 of 18
    babble coffee almond ice cream

    Some flavors just belong together — like almonds and coffee. And what better way to deliver than with a big scoop of homemade ice cream?

    Read how on Babble

  • Strawberry Salad with Candied Almonds 5 of 18
    babble strawberry salad with candied almonds

    This bright, fresh and colorful salad features strawberry vinaigrette and homemade candied almonds!

    Read how on Babble

  • Sauteed Tofu with Almond Broccoli 6 of 18
    babble white miso tofu with almond broccoli

    Served over rice, spinach or quinoa, this vegan entree is packed with vitamins and full of flavor.

    Read how on Babble

  • Honey Roasted Almonds 7 of 18
    babble honey roasted almonds

    While most people think of candied almonds as a holiday snack, I make them all year round. They're easy to pull together, with ingredients I usually have in the house. And these honey roasted almonds are a perfect example — totally addictive and heavenly with drinks!

    Read how on Babble

  • Toffee Popcorn with Buttered Almonds 8 of 18
    babble toffee popcorn with buttered almonds

    Salty, sweet, buttery and crunchy — this easy snack will have mouths watering!

    Read how on Babble

  • Almond Joy Bars 9 of 18
    babble almond joy bars

    Sometimes you feel like a nut ... and if so, look no further than these homemade Almond Joy bars!

    Read how on Babble

  • Blueberry Chicken Salad with Almonds 10 of 18
    babble blueberry chicken salad with almonds

    Almonds pair up with that other superfood — blueberries — for a sweet and healthy main course salad. Use leftover cooked chicken to make this an easy weeknight dinner!

    Read how on Babble

  • Date and Almond Breakfast Bars 11 of 18
    donuts dresses and dirt date and almond breakfast bars

    Looking for a healthy, on-the-go breakfast or midday snack? Then these bars — filled with dates, oats, wheat germ and almond butter — were made for you. Toss one into your purse or lunchbox for a satisfying (and guilt-free) treat any time of day!

    Read how on Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

  • Cherry Almond Lara Bars 12 of 18
    donuts dresses and dirt cherry almond lara bars

    So much to love here. Made only with "real ingredients" — almonds, unsweetened dried cherries, dark chocolate, dates and your choice of nut butter — these naturally sweet and so-healthy bars are satisfying and so delicious!

    Read how on Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

  • Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies 13 of 18
    cafe johnsonia coconut almond chocolate chip cookies

    Gluten-free —and vegan! —  I'm suspecting that these cookies are also even more delicious than they look!

    Read how on Cafe Johnsonia

  • Almond Crusted Chicken 14 of 18
    cupcakes and kale chips almond crusted chicken

    Breadcrumbs? So ... yesterday. Try crunchy slivered almonds to coat those boneless chicken breasts. Top with a lush cherry balsamic dressing for the win.

    Read how on Cupcakes and Kale Chips

  • Chocolate Almond Crackle Cookies 15 of 18
    this week for dinner chocolate almond crackles

    Traditional chocolate crackles get a crunchy twist, thanks to the addition of chopped, toasted almonds!

    Read how on This Week for Dinner

  • Lemon Roasted Green Beans with Almonds 16 of 18
    the heritage cook lemon roasted green beans with almonds

    Elevate been-there-done-that green beans almondine!  Instead of blanching, roast them in the oven (so much easier too!), and toss with fresh lemon zest and coarse salt in addition to the slivered almonds!

    Read how on The Heritage Cook

  • Cinnamon Almond Hasselback Sweet Potatoes 17 of 18
    apron strings cinnamon almond hasselback sweet potatoes

    "Hasselback" potatoes look fancy — and difficult — but are really quite easy to make. Simply slice the potato to achieve a fan effect, brush with olive oil or butter, and they pretty much bake themselves. This version gets ramped up with creamy sweet potatoes, along with almonds and cinnamon inserted between the slices. Yum!

    Read how on Apron Strings

  • Lemon Almond "Pesto" Sauce 18 of 18
    oh my veggies roasted asparagus with lemon almond pesto

    This delightful twist on traditional pesto is made with almonds and roasted asparagus, but I could easily see it being just as delicious over broccoli, pasta, or even pizza!

    Read how on Oh My Veggies

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