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.
RachelJune 13, 2012 at 4:31 am (11 years ago)
Looks delicious! I love your blog – it’s very informative and inspirational! I haven’t been able to find unsweetened dried cherries, where do you get them?
CatherineJune 13, 2012 at 10:27 am (11 years ago)
Aww thank you Rachel! I get my unsweetened dried cherries at Trader Joe’s!
JenJune 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm (11 years ago)
I love Greek yogurt but cannot eat it plain. Any suggestions?
CatherineJune 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm (11 years ago)
I love putting a little bit of vanilla and stevia or honey in the “plain” flavored greek yogurt. It’s really good blended with fruit and almond butter in smoothies, or layered in a parfait with quinoa and fruit or berries 🙂
TiffanyJune 30, 2012 at 11:06 am (11 years ago)
I am curious about the differences between almond butter and low fat peanut butter. Almond butter has more calories. Thoughts?
CatherineJune 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm (11 years ago)
Almonds have more nutritional value than peanuts, making almond butter a better option of nut butter. Low fat peanut butters are usually very processed to remove fat, and can sometimes contain extra added sugar to make up for the taste. I am not against low fat peanut butter (especially when losing weight) but I think almond butter is a healthier option! Health & Happiness xo