Now, you’re probably thinking duh, of course almonds are gluten free, nothing special about that. But have you ever looked at the labels on nuts? I used to just assume all nuts were fine, but assuming is generally a bad idea when it comes to gluten free. Turns out, there’s quite a bit of cross contamination risk out there.
Sadly, this warning is on my favorite kind of almonds, the Emerald Cinnamon Roast. Since I realized those were off limits, I switched to the Blue Diamond brand. Blue Diamond makes a variety of gluten-free products, from crackers to almond milk, but nothing they make contains wheat so there aren’t issues with contamination.
A handful of almonds goes a long way towards keeping my hangries at bay!
Almonds are great on their own as a snack, but there’s a lot of ways to add them into your diet – I like to use them in place of croutons on a salad for extra protein and fiber, or add them to greek yogurt with fresh fruit for a nice post-workout treat.
So if you’re gluten-free, next time you shop for nuts be sure to check the label! And know that you can always be safe with Blue Diamond