Your Cart
SCORE FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $35
Search

Snacking Without Peanuts: A Guide to Peanut-Free Snack Alternatives

It has happened to all of us at some point – we’re in-between meals when suddenly the urge to snack hits like a ton of bricks. For most of us, the only way to scratch that itch is to wolf down something crunchy and salty. Or, if we’re in the mood for it, something with a blend of sweet and salty.

But what exactly can satisfy this craving? A nut snack, or a roasted salted snack, is the perfect option. But wait; what if you cannot eat peanuts? Almond Brothers is a peanut-free facility. Fortunately, tons of peanut-free snacks are available where you can still get your fill of delicious nuts. Almond Brothers have a wide assortment of peanut-free options, including almonds, pecans, and cashews.

The snacking revolution has begun, and now’s the time to see how these nuts can fill out your peanut-free snack list. Get your tastebuds ready – we’re going on a tasty journey!

What, No Peanuts?

Peanuts have long been among the most common nut options, but in recent years, more and more people have realized a peanut allergy where even trace amounts of these nuts are enough to trigger a severe attack. Almond Brothers has taken the initiative and is declared to be a peanut-free facility.

Almond Brothers provides a safe, peanut-free choice with healthy nut alternatives. Almond Brothers’ almonds, cashews, and pecans provide much more than peanuts:

  • Nutrients – Almonds, cashews, and pecans offer valuable vitamins and minerals for your body, such as vitamin E. These nuts are also very high in fiber.
  • Good Fats – Almonds, cashews, and pecans have “good” fats, which include both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that lower bad cholesterol levels. They also are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Great Fiber – Almonds, cashews, and pecans contain fiber, which also helps lower cholesterol. Fiber also makes you feel full, so you end up eating less.

Peanut-Free Snacking Alternatives

Thankfully, despite peanuts being virtually everywhere you look in the grocery store, tons of snacking options will satisfy your cravings while providing some much-needed nutrients. But what if you want to munch down on some nuts when the snack attack strikes? Here are the top four healthiest nuts, ranked in order of benefits:

Almonds

Almonds seem to have dethroned peanuts as the default nut option, and they’re coming for peanuts everywhere. Now you can buy almond milk, almond butter, and other snacking products containing almonds. When it comes to nutrients, almonds contain:

  • Vitamin E – A natural antioxidant
  • Fiber – This insoluble ingredient helps clear out your circulatory system
  • Magnesium – Helps regulate blood sugar and blood pressure
  • Manganese – This mineral helps the body create connective tissues and strengthens your bones

Overall, snacking on almonds can help regulate your circulatory system, including reducing the number of bad fats that may be present in your bloodstream.

Pistachios

Did you know humans have been snacking on pistachios for over 6,000 years? The name derives from the Greek word pistakion, meaning “green nut.” Pistachios are naturally lower in calories and fat than other nuts, and they contain other nutrients like:

  • Vitamin B6 – Used to regulate metabolism and immunity
  • Vitamin B1 – Turns carbs into energy instead of sugar and fat
  • Phosphorus – Necessary for cell production and repair, as well as for building DNA

Finally, while pistachios are not a weight-loss miracle, incorporating some of these into your daily diet can make it easier to shed pounds.

Cashews

In addition to being a good base for nut milk, cashews are delicious! They have a mild and creamy texture that practically melts in your mouth, and they’re good by themselves, in a salad, or added to a snack mix. Cashews are also incredibly healthy, containing:

  • Vitamin K – Important for blood health and clotting
  • Magnesium – Helps regulate blood sugar and blood pressure
  • Manganese – This mineral helps the body create connective tissues and strengthens your bones

Overall, if you have circulatory problems like high blood pressure and blood sugar, eating cashews should help keep those problems in check.

Pecans

While our favorite way of eating pecans is via a freshly-baked pie, these nuts are also pretty tasty by themselves. If you’re from the South, you already know the value of adding pecans to your snack routine, and they’re pretty healthy too. These nuts have the following:

  • Vitamin B1 – Turns carbs into energy instead of sugar and fat
  • Zinc – Supports your immune system so your body can fight off infections
  • Fiber – This insoluble ingredient helps clear out your circulatory system
  • Manganese – This mineral helps the body create connective tissues and strengthens your bones

Zinc is vital for immune function and other bodily processes, so pecans are great for your heart. These nuts may also help reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Buy Delicious Flavored Nuts from Almond Brothers!

Now that you know about all of these healthy nuts, it’s time to ditch peanuts once and for all! Almond Brothers has many flavored nuts, including applewood smoked sea salt almonds, cinnamon roasted cashews, and all-natural pecans. Browse our online store today and start snacking better tomorrow!