Ditch the processed pie and pick these up instead.

Jaime Milan
September 12, 2019
Jaime Milan

There are plenty of reasons to snack on almonds—a single serving packs 36 percent of your recommended daily vitamin E value, a nutrient many Americans fall short on, plus calcium, folate, magnesium, manganese, protein and fiber. They also contain healthy fats and antioxidants that help fight inflammation in the body.

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But plain, raw almonds can get a little boring. And sure, you could toss yours with rosemary or sweet-and-smoky spices, but that requires extra prep time in the kitchen. That's why I was *so* excited when I came across pizza-flavored almonds at Fresh Market in the bulk nuts section on my last shopping trip.

I'll say it again for the people in the back: ALMONDS. THAT. TASTE. JUST. LIKE. PIZZA.

These organic, sprouted almonds get their killer flavor from sundried tomatoes, an herby pizza seasoning, salt, garlic powder and onion powder. There's also a touch of sweetness from dates that perfectly mimics the flavor of tomato sauce.

And, unlike the delivery pizza I love to eat, these almonds are actually pretty healthy. Each one-ounce serving (about 23 nuts) has just 150 calories, 12 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fat, 55 milligrams of sodium, 7 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of protein.

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Since there's no cheese listed on the ingredient label, vegans and dairy-free eaters can still enjoy this delicious pizza-flavored snack. And since there are only 7 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber, it's a great option for low-carb dieters or people with diabetes. I personally love snacking on these almonds because they're a great way to satisfy my late-night pizza cravings, without actually eating a lot of calories, sodium or fat.

You can find pizza almonds in the Fresh Market nuts and seeds bulk bin section. They're $19.99 per pound, so go ahead and get a bunch and portion them into zip-top bags in individual servings. Trust me, you'll be snacking on them nonstop!

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