It’s snack time. Toast Tuesday. Nom nom. ‘Nuff said!
I’ve been making a lot of savory toast recently, and today I wanted something sweet. If you haven’t tried almond butter before, you need to jump on board the almond butter train! In a nutshell, almonds contain protein, fiber, vitamin E, calcium & tons of other essential vitamins & minerals, and are an outstanding source of monounsaturated fat! With their outstanding nutritional value and great health benefits, you could go nuts with almonds! Oh, and may I just add, that that my favorite way to eat heart healthy almonds, is in butter form.
Almond butter is slowly appearing in grocery stores all over. I usually buy my Almond butter at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods, but I have seen it at Ralph’s, Kroger, Bristol Farms, and even Target! If you cannot find almond butter in a store near you, you could also make it your self in a high powered food processor or blender out of whole almonds. After all, your almond butter should only consist of almonds anyway. No added oils, sugar, or salt!
Cherry Almond Toast
1 slice whole-grain bread
1Tbsp unsalted almond butter
1/4 cup unsweetened dried cherries
cinnamon to taste
Toast the bread, spread with almond butter, top with dried cherries, and add cinnamon to taste.