These foods are a big no for the almond moms and dads out there. If you spend time on TikTok, you may have seen the term “almond moms” thrown around a bit. If not, it’s a simple way to describe a mom (OR dad though they don’t get as much of the credit) who is very into health, appearance, and nutrition/diet culture/restrictive eating. They raise their kids within diet culture rules that strictly categorize foods into good or bad, are very into maintaining physical appearance and the pursuit of thinness, and tend to do all of this under the guise of health.
According to The Independent, “The term stems from a 2013 episode of Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, featuring star Yolanda Hadid and her then-teenage daughter, Gigi.
Gigi, who is now a model, told her mother over the phone that she was “feeling really weak”, having only eaten “half an almond”.
In response, Yolanda advised the 17-year-old to “have a couple of almonds and chew them really well”.
These are the foods that almond parents hate!
Non-Natural Peanut Butter
Peanut butter with tiny amounts of added fats AND sugar? Forget it. Pay no attention to the benefits that these peanut butters still have or that many people prefer the taste to the natural peanut butter made of 100% peanuts.
Almond moms feel that the added fruit and sugar to flavored yogurts are completely unnecessary as you can sweeten it with honey and/or fruit.
Classic “junk food” as they like to call it, likening it to garbage. Hungry for something crunchy? Try some almonds.
Where to start…processed grains, bleached flour, no fiber, lacking in vitamins and minerals?! It’s generally a no for the almond moms. Sprouted and/or whole grain is acceptable.
Halloween, Easter, and any other holiday that includes heavy doses of candy is scary – especially if their kids enjoy said candy!
Even though virtually every food we eat is processed in some capacity, foods like Lunchables or uncrustables are seen as the biggest offenders in the processed food categories. Also see: white bread and peanut butter.
Doesn’t matter if it’s 100% juice or not….the SUGARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!! Unless it’s a minimally-sweetened green or celery juice, it’s a no for almond parents.
These are not to be brought into the home under ANY circumstance. If it’s sweetened and colored with food dyes, don’t do it.