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Better Breakfast Month with California Almonds Giveaway


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Happy Better Breakfast Month! Did you know that September is Better Breakfast Month? Well today, I wanted to celebrate the month along with  you and California Almonds.


California Almonds are challenging people to makeover their breakfasts for at least one week during Better Breakfast Month. Then simply visit almondboard.com/BetterBreakfast, submit a photo of one of your better breakfast made with almonds and let them know why it’s better for you. By entering, you could win a year’s supply of almonds. Winners will be posted daily on their Facebook page.

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I also wanted to share better breakfast tips and recipes from nationally known registered dietitian Bonnie Taub-Dix.
  • The ideal morning meal combines protein, complex carbs and good fats. Like the three legs of a stool, this trio supplies a nutritious breakfast guaranteed to keep you full until lunch. Try almond butter on 100% whole grain toast with berries, or Greek yogurt with a small handful of chopped almonds along with your favorite fruit! (I like to put almond butter on my toast followed by slice banana and a drizzle of honey!)
  • Raise a glass to a refreshing way to start the day with this unique, really tasty smoothie: in a blender combine 1/2 cup skim milk, 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1/2 baked sweet potato, 1/2 banana, 1 tablespoon of almond butter and 3 ice cubes. Blend together and you’ll be off to a smooth start with the natural sweetness of the banana and sweet potato, both potassium powerhouses!
  • Sauté a small amount of mushrooms, bell peppers and spinach while you’re making dinner and store in the fridge for your morning omelet. An omelet is a perfect carrier for the veggies most of us don’t get enough of each day. Pair with 100% whole grain toast to provide an energizing pick-me-up.
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with a second breakfast “sundae” treat. Swirl a tablespoon of almond butter and a teaspoon of sweetened cocoa into oatmeal; top with fresh fruit and some warm skim milk and you’ll have a breakfast that will surely keep you company till lunch.
  • The most successful ‘losers’—when it comes to weight loss—eat breakfast daily, according to the National Weight Control Registry. Even a simple starter, like a slice of 100% whole grain toast with almond butter, can be a winning combo to help you lose weight and feel satisfied.
  • Beat an egg along with a dash of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Dip a slice of 100% whole grain toast bread into the egg mixture and cook on the stovetop in a nonstick pan. Top with sliced almonds, warm berries or sliced banana for an easy way to enjoy a hot, well-rounded breakfast.
  • For some morning decadence, try this DIY Banana Almond Muffin – it’s so easy to bake and even easier to love! Swap in ingredients like dried cranberries, raisins and chocolate chips. Freeze half so that the grab-and-go-goodness can last all week long. Pair with cottage cheese for a mid-week breakfast or with an omelet for a weekend brunch.
  • Boost your breakfast bowl of cereal or Greek yogurt by topping it with sliced almonds and chopped dried plums or apricots. The fiber will “move you,” and the protein and good fat will help keep your energy levels stable.
  • Make your own breakfast burrito by rolling up a scrambled egg, shredded part skim cheese and salsa in a 100% whole grain tortilla. You can even add a little hot sauce to spice up the start to your day! (I love to make this microwave breakfast burrito)

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California almonds would also like to offer a lucky RMK reader (US-located) complimentary Better Breakfast Starter Kit (total value of approximately $50)  filled with:
  • One $20 Visa gift card to buy anything else that makes your breakfast better – fresh fruit, oatmeal, almond milk, etc.
  • One pound of whole natural almonds
  • One jar of almond butter
  • One pound of sliced almonds
  • One reusable, insulated travel pouch for breakfasts on-the-go
  • One double-sided recipe card for better breakfast inspiration

See the rafflecopter widget below to enter.

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Disclosure: I also received a Better Breakfast Starter Kit and information for this post from California Almonds. However, my opinions are always my own.

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MKat September 21, 2013 - 8:51 am

I like almonds plain or lightly toasted with a little salt!

Debra Lee September 20, 2013 - 1:28 am

I just eat them plain by the handfull!

kesha September 19, 2013 - 3:14 am

I like to make granola with almonds

Erika W. September 18, 2013 - 1:17 pm

I love to eat plain ol’ almonds by the handful!

Natasha September 18, 2013 - 12:17 pm

I love almonds with a little fresh fruit and cheese for a snack!!

Whitney Lindeman September 18, 2013 - 10:28 am

I love almonds! Raw, in oatmeal, in yogurt, on salad…love it all!

Blessie Nelson September 18, 2013 - 1:19 am

My favorite way to eat almonds is roasted, soaked and blitzed powerfully with milk and brown sugar to have a power real almond smoothie every morning!

Susan Christy September 17, 2013 - 9:32 pm

I love almonds in my oatmeal.

sharonjo September 17, 2013 - 8:51 pm

I eat granola with whole almonds for breakfast every morning–on top of my oatmeal. Thanks! Almonds are my favorite nut.

kathy steadman September 17, 2013 - 7:24 pm

I love to eat almonds with a granny apple or mini carrot sticks for a healthy and yummy snack.

Brigette September 17, 2013 - 6:57 pm

I eat them mixed with greek yogurt and fresh berries.

Jeannine September 17, 2013 - 5:37 pm

Almond butter

Mandy September 17, 2013 - 4:25 pm

I love almonds in granola, plain, and with chicken in a lemon sauce.

Hilary September 17, 2013 - 12:42 pm

We love almonds in homemade granola and on salads. Delicious.

Ashleigh September 17, 2013 - 9:22 am

Love my almonds! I eat a handful a day, whether they’re plain, cocoa-roasted, cinnamon sugared, or in a bag of trail mix!

Terra Heck September 17, 2013 - 1:30 am

I like to eat almonds as a garnish to my salads. Thanks.

Amy S September 17, 2013 - 12:05 am

I love them plain!

Vera K September 16, 2013 - 2:11 pm

I just pop them in my mouth.

Susan @ The Royal Cook September 16, 2013 - 2:05 pm

I love almonds in granola or chocolate.

Barb September 16, 2013 - 12:13 pm

i have to admit its jordan almonds but i love any type of almond

April @ My Real Food Family September 16, 2013 - 12:03 pm

I love almonds in almost every way, especially almond butter with apples!

Tammy September 16, 2013 - 10:58 am

Sprinkled on my cottage cheese.

Vunda V September 16, 2013 - 8:27 am

i love chocolate covered almonds

Sherri September 16, 2013 - 8:25 am

Either toasted or on a salad.

Deb September 16, 2013 - 2:11 am

Almonds are a healthy snack that taste delicious!

Deb September 16, 2013 - 2:10 am

Almonds are a tasty, healthy snack. Thanks for the giveaway.

Dezi A September 16, 2013 - 12:27 am

Love eating them plain as a snack!

Debbie Bray September 15, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Almond butter on toast

shalome September 15, 2013 - 8:58 pm

by the handful or toasted on a salad!

Jackie September 15, 2013 - 8:57 pm

I like almonds in chicken salad

Nikki September 15, 2013 - 7:42 pm

almond butter on toast!

Laura J September 15, 2013 - 6:17 pm

Oh I love them on top of spinach salad!!!!

Margaret September 15, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Smoked almonds are addictive!

barbara n September 15, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Every afternoon I have a handful of almonds and an apple as a snack!

Emily O. September 15, 2013 - 4:04 pm

I CANNOT live without my morning almond milk breakfast smoothie!! I love it so much that sometimes I make it twice in one day.

Katie September 15, 2013 - 3:45 pm

I love Almond Butter and apple slices.

Nicole September 15, 2013 - 3:38 pm

I love dark chocolate and almonds!

Stephanie Ann September 15, 2013 - 3:28 pm

I love raw almonds as a snack when I get hungry during the day!

Andrea D. September 15, 2013 - 2:49 pm

I love them in my oatmeal. Thanks for the chance to enter.

June Lisle September 15, 2013 - 1:02 pm

I love putting my almonds in oatmeal with cinnamon in the mornings and fruit. Yum.

D SCHMIDT September 15, 2013 - 12:59 pm

I love to add them to my oatmeal.

Kate D. September 15, 2013 - 12:58 pm

I love to use almonds when I make granola.

Casey September 15, 2013 - 12:13 pm

I love almonds, especially covered in chocolate 🙂

Cindy B. September 15, 2013 - 11:39 am

I love adding almonds to my granola bars or granola mix.

Eva September 15, 2013 - 11:31 am

I love to eat almonds in 100 calorie packs and eat them often I also drink almond milk and eat almond buttor when it is on sale. thanks so much for the chance to winthis great giveaway

Blythe September 15, 2013 - 11:10 am

I like to substitute almonds for other nuts in baking.

Elena September 15, 2013 - 8:37 am

I like to eat almonds with greek yogurt

Crystal September 15, 2013 - 5:33 am

My favorite way to eat almonds is in homemade granola bars!

Chriss September 14, 2013 - 10:13 pm

I like almonds in a grape and chicken salad, but I also like to eat them by themselves.

Rena September 14, 2013 - 10:03 pm

Love the 100 calorie packets. Have at least one,and up to 3 of them a day!!

Laura September 14, 2013 - 9:30 pm

Love them plain.

claudia September 14, 2013 - 9:02 pm

I like to reat roasted almonds with cereal, and on mix trail.

Jessie C. September 14, 2013 - 8:47 pm

I like roasted almonds as snacks.

Lindsey September 14, 2013 - 8:25 pm

I like them in trail mix with things like dried fruit, coconut, chocolate chips, etc.

Laura P. September 14, 2013 - 8:21 pm

I actually love to eat raw almonds but I also love them in salads and my homemade granola!

Nataly Carbonell September 14, 2013 - 7:59 pm

I love almond crusted tilapia

meredith September 14, 2013 - 6:53 pm

Out of the bag 🙂 — or in awesome baked goods

Lisa September 14, 2013 - 5:45 pm

I like them plain – such a satisfying snack!

Alicia K September 14, 2013 - 5:20 pm

i like them plain for snacks

Tierney September 14, 2013 - 4:09 pm

I love almonds just plain for snacking.

Maralea September 14, 2013 - 3:45 pm

I love to eat them plain!

Katie September 14, 2013 - 3:44 pm

I eat almonds in lots of ways, but I have to admit my favorite is chocolate covered almonds. At least I’m getting something healthy with my chocolate, right??

Shanna September 14, 2013 - 2:57 pm

I love to eat almonds plain or on a salad!