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
Serves 1

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.

 

6 Comments on Cherry Almond Toast

  1. Rachel
    June 13, 2012 at 4:31 am (9 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?

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    • Catherine
      June 13, 2012 at 10:27 am (9 years ago)

      Aww thank you Rachel! I get my unsweetened dried cherries at Trader Joe’s!

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  2. Jen
    June 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm (9 years ago)

    I love Greek yogurt but cannot eat it plain. Any suggestions?

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    • Catherine
      June 13, 2012 at 6:40 pm (9 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 🙂

      Reply
  3. Tiffany
    June 30, 2012 at 11:06 am (9 years ago)

    I am curious about the differences between almond butter and low fat peanut butter. Almond butter has more calories. Thoughts?

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    • Catherine
      June 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm (9 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

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