This is a perfect alternative to the typical pb&j and would be great for sustained energy for breakfast or lunch.
Pumpkin Pie Spiced Almond Toast
- 1 slice organic wheat sourdough (100% whole wheat bread or a sprouted grain would be a great alternative also)
- 1.5 T unsalted organic crunchy almond butter
- 1 tsp sliced almonds
- A pinch of Salt (May omit to reduce sodium intake)
- 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp maple syrup (May omit to reduce sugar intake)
- Side of berries
- 400 Calories
- Protein: 15g
- Carbs: 49g
- Fiber: 10g
- Fat: 17g
- Calcium: 38%
- Vitamin C: 20%
- Iron: 15%
- Vitamin A: 10%
- Almonds: Good source of Vitamins E & B2, biotin, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, & more.
- Whole wheat sourdough: Sourdough bread can be made with white or whole wheat flour. Look for whole wheat variety for increased iron, fiber, & other nutrients. Probiotics are developed through the fermentation process which are good for gut health.
- Maple Syrup: Has nutrients & phytonutrients in the darker varieties, BUT is still made up of 65% sugar, so use sparingly. You need to look for high quality 100 percent maple syrup to receive the nutrition benefits. May help lower risk of developing certain cancers & can be used as a phytomedicine for certain cancers.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: this spice is typically a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. Each spice has its own health benefits & risks. Typically, the recommended amount of any spice is 1/8 tsp.
- Berries: berries such as blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, & strawberries provide a rich source of nutrients & are known to lower risk of heart disease development (note: heart disease is America’s number 1 killer).
* All my sources come from U.S. National Library of Medicine studies, WH Foods Organization, Nutrition Facts . Org & Harvard Health Publishing. Please make sure to consult your physician or registered dietitian to make sure these foods are appropriate for you.