Pumpkin Pie Spiced Almond Toast

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

Nutrition Facts:

  • 400 Calories
  • Protein: 15g
  • Carbs: 49g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Calcium: 38%
  • Vitamin C: 20%
  • Iron: 15%
  • Vitamin A: 10%

*Health Benefits:

  • 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.

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