Cheddar Avocado-Tomato Toast

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite new recipes for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. Right now, there is all sorts of health food crazes, avocado toast being one of them for the perfect reason. Avocados pack plenty of healthy fats, potassium, and vitamin C, and the smooth texture makes a perfect base. This combination with whole grain toast creates an energy-boosting breakfast, lunch, or dinner- and it is equally as delicious as healthy.

You can experiment with your favorite toppings on avocado toast, but my favorites are tomatoes, grated organic cheddar, and sometimes I also add slices of red onion. For an extra protein boost, try adding a scrambled or fried egg on top as well. I hope you enjoy this nutritious and delectable recipe as much as I do, and please comment your favorite avocado toast combinations! Thank you and as always, please share with friends and family if you like this recipe.

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Cheddar-Tomato Avocado Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 piece good-quality whole grain bread
  • 1/3 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 2-3 tbs. grated organic cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • sliced red onion (optional)

Steps:

First, start by toasting the bread. Mash the avocado until smooth enough or it has reached your desired consistency. Mix lemon juice and a generous amount of salt and pepper into the avocado, and then spread onto toast. Top with tomatoes, cheddar, and optionally red onion and then enjoy!


 

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My Absolute Favorite Power Bar Recipe!

Hi Everyone!

After getting an awesome new food processor of my own for Christmas this year (yay!) I was eager to find the perfect recipe for no-bake homemade fruit and nut bars. I love Larabar brand bars for snacks or a quick school morning breakfast with some fruit, but I now think that the homemade version is ten times better. This recipe in particular is high in protein and healthy fats, so it keeps you going for awhile. I love to have one of these bars for an after-school snack also, because it fills me up all the way until dinner (my school’s lunchtimes are really early this year). The cashews, coconut oil, walnuts, and almond/peanut butter add a nutty taste, which is balanced out perfectly by the slight flavor of cocoa, dates and cinnamon.

Be sure to give this recipe a try- it is great for bake sales and the perfect snack to bring for a party too, because it appeals to young kids who are reluctant to trying healthy foods. My brother, Liam, who is pretty picky, even likes these bars. So, give them a try and please share this recipe with friends and family. Enjoy!

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My Favorite Power Bars  (makes 6-8 bars)


Ingredients:

  • 10 pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup raw or dry roasted, unsalted cashews
  • 2 tbs. walnuts
  • 1 tbs coconut oil (not melted)
  • 2 tbs. almond or peanut butter
  • 1/2 tbs. extra dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbs. honey
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tbs. water
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (for topping)

Steps:

First, soak the pitted dates in a glass of warm water for 5-10minutes to soften them for easier blending. Then, add all ingredients into food processor bowl and mix until a ball forms and ingredients are combined evenly. In a container or pan lined with parchment paper, drop mixture and spread into an even layer, about 1/2 inch thick or your desired thickness. Then, refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. After refrigerating, cut the bars into 6 or 8 squares, or, alternatively, roll into ball shapes. sprinkle a few dark chocolate chips on top, if desired, and package individually for an on-the-go snack. Enjoy!


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