Almonds are one of the easiest nuts to find in the average American supermarket, which is great news, since they are so delicious. Nutritionally, a 1-ounce serving (24 almonds) clocks in at 6.1 grams of carbohydrates and 3.5 grams of fiber, for a net total of 2.6 grams of carbs (via Verywell Fit). The fat content is slightly lower than other nuts, and you’ll only get 14.2 grams in a serving. Meanwhile, the protein comprises low quantities of all the essential amino acids, which makes almonds a good option for plant-based diets, too.
With a lower calorie count than most and a higher number of nuts per portion size, almonds provide a satisfying fix to cravings. Whether you enjoy them raw, roasted, or turned into milk, butter, flour, or meal, they are a great treat. When you’re buying packaged almonds, be sure to double-check the ingredient labels, as extra sweeteners will derail your diet. Purchasing raw almonds and roasting them yourself is an easy way to obtain the results you want.
Add them to a nut and seed-based granola or trail mix for a healthy, crunchy snack. Almond butter is a nutritious alternative to peanut butter, and unsweetened almond milk fits into keto and dairy-free diets. Meanwhile, baked goods made with almond flour or meal have a pleasantly sweet and nutty flavor and a delightful consistency. Thanks to the nut’s flavor profile, it works just as well in a dessert as it does sprinkled over a salad or sauteed vegetables.