This afternoon I am sitting at my desk with the window wide open, welcoming the unseasonably warm breeze to fill my bedroom. With temperatures skyrocketing to high 60s, I’ve decided to soak in the day as much as possible (despite how much catching-up is in order). The last week has been a whirlwind. Between traveling home from Mexico, starting a new semester of graduate school, getting back into the swing of things at work and trying to keep up with my blog, things have certainly been crazy around here!
With hours of the day flying by (quite literally), I have found myself failing to sit down for a meal, but rather endlessly munching on whatever foods I have stocked up in my fridge. While usually I condemn this kind of eating, sometimes life calls for quick bites.
In my case, Almond Butter Apple Toast has been my savior this week, along with it’s popular counterpart, avocado toast. Inspired by a toast made by Heirloom DC, this treat is the perfect bite for breakfast, snacktime or even dessert!
** In this recipe you'll see that I suggest using coconut sugar as an additional topping. Coconut sugar is derived from the coconut palm tree and can be found at most grocery stores. Unlike refined sugar, coconut sugar contains "minerals iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, along with some short chain fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants." While it's always better to get your sugar directly from fruit, coconut sugar is a great alternative for those with a sweet tooth!
Almond Butter Apple Toast
Time: 2 Minutes
1 piece of toast sliced diagonally
1 tablespoon of almond butter
1/2 an apple, sliced thinly
Take a piece of toast and slice it diagonally. Smother each piece with with almond butter and top with sliced apples. Additionally, top with any of the following: honey, cinnamon, shredded coconut, coconut sugar, sliced almonds, etc.
Nutrition Facts (per serving w/o additional toppings)
233 calories, 10.5g fat, 32g carbs, 11g sugar, 7g protein