Almonds are an extremely concentrated, highly nutritious food which have a third more protein than eggs. Almonds are high in B vitamins and in minerals like iron, potassium, calcium, zinc and magnesium, all essential for growing skin, bones and hair and for healing wounds on delicate skin.

Tips and Tricks

The body absorbs all these nutrients best when taken with Vitamin C. Almond milk is an ancient natural remedy for digestive and respiratory problems and used to be many babies’ first food. Almond milk is thus perfect for children with dairy allergies. The bought version often contains other ingredients, see below for recipes which don’t.

Our biggest tips of all: almond flour (ground almonds) can be used in place of wheat flour in pretty much every recipe, in place of breadcrumbs when making fish fingers and added to smoothies or whenever extra thickness is needed. Adding almonds to a meal lowers its GI content and adds a nice taste which babies and children will love. For older children (over the age of 5), almonds make the perfect on-the-go snack.

Fun facts to share with your children

More than 5,000 people in the United States have the name “Almond”.

More than 1.2 million bee hives are required to pollinate California’s almond crops.

Almonds are in fact fruits and not nuts – they are related to cherries, plums and peaches.

Seasonal eating

Almonds are available all year round. They are in season during the summer.

Recipe links

Gluten-free fish fingers
Homemade almond milk
Sugar-free apple & carrot mufins
Gluten-free chicken, apple & pear balls
Power smoothie
Homemade fruity nut butter
Bircher muesli