I was so excited to be approached by a great company Nuts.com
"They are looking to spread awareness of the health benefits that almonds provide, and as a healthy recipe blogger I was very interested in contributing. They carry over 100 almond products".
Here is my healthy recipe for waldorf chicken salad lettuce wraps using almonds!
Waldorf Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
8 oz chicken breast, pre cooked
½ cup apple, peeled and cut into small cubes
½ cup red seedless grapes, cut in half
⅓ cup celery, chopped
2 tbsp plain fat-free Greek yogurt
2 tbsp light mayonnaise
1 tsp dijon mustard
¼ cup chopped Nuts.com almonds
salt and pepper
Dice or pull apart cooked chicken breast, set aside.
Combine mayo, yogurt, mustard, salt, pepper and mix well.
Add chicken, grapes, apples, celery, and let it chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat it.
Top with almonds before serving.
Serve over a bed of lettuce! enjoy! ♥
Almonds are so healthy for you. Natural, unsalted almonds are a tasty and nutritious snack with plenty of health benefits. Loaded with minerals, they are also among the healthiest of tree nuts. Just a handful of nutrient-rich almonds a day helps promote heart health and prevent weight gain, and it may even help fight diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer's.
According to the FDA, eating 1.5 ounces a day of most nuts, like almonds, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Many of the nutrients in almonds help contribute to increased heart health. For one, almonds are rich in magnesium, which is critical in preventing heart attacks and hypertension. Several clinical studies have also shown almonds can be effective in reducing bad cholesterol and preserving healthy cholesterol, which plays a major role in heart health.
Almonds may also promote gastrointestinal health and even combat diabetes. The high fiber content of almonds gives them prebiotic properties, which contributes to health in the gastrointestinal tract. Prebiotics are non-digestible food substances, which serve as food for the good bacteria in the intestinal tract and help maintain a healthy balance. According to a study by the American Diabetes Association, a Mediterranean diet incorporating nuts, such as almonds, helps fight diabetes even without significant changes to weight, physical activity or caloric intake.