Originally Posted by Ruthxxx
Per CyndiM "The fat and calorie numbers are really high.
According to FitDay 1/4 c almond meal is 160 cal, and 14 grams of fat and 1 oz of roasted almonds (about 22) is 172 calories and 16g of fat."
This is true, but we're still allowed a certain amount of nuts (my book is lying RIGHT next to me...am I lazy or not for not looking this up right now?) in Phase I daily -- I think 15 for almonds in particular, 30 for pistachios, etc., etc. (And they're limited for the very reasons you cited above--they are calorie dense, like it or not.)
So technically, the OP *could* use almond meal -- but only the equivalent of 15 almonds worth of it. Crushed up into meal, I can't imagine that's a lot of meal. Less than a tablespoon, maybe? I'm guessing.