Avocado Toast with Tomatoes and Raw Slivered Almonds

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It’s always nice to enjoy a satisfying lunch that is also a very healthy lunch … it’s great to feel satisfied without breaking the calorie bank.

I was out this morning for an appointment, which I actually showed up to 24 hours early. Ooops, my nail appointment was actually scheduled for tomorrow. No worries, Nina told me. I can take you at 11:00. Perfect, that works. To kill time, I ran to Old Navy and was probably the luckiest customer in the store. I scored two pair of jeans for under $6! What? How could that possibly happen? Lucky me! I should buy a lottery ticket before my luck runs out. One pair was $1.46 … crazy I know. The other pair was $3.49.

By the time I got out of my nail appointment at 1:00, I was getting pretty hungry. I had eaten breakfast at 8:00 and had only had a bottle of water since then. I knew I needed to stop at the market for an item for dinner, so decided I’d grab an avocado and a tomato and make avocado toast for lunch. It was about the easiest lunch to put together and so very healthy. My goal has been to try and eat an avocado a day, at least 5 days a week. I’m determined to get into the habit of this for 2018.

Adding slivered almonds to my avocado toast added the perfect crunch. The calories in my lunch was around 400. Not bad! The toast I used was Rustica. I buy this at Trader Joe’s because I love it and it is only 70 calories per slice. I debated using Killer Dave’s 70 calorie per slice bread, but I had that one yesterday. I need to be fair to everyone in the fridge. The avocado has 234 calories, the tomato has 22 calories and a tablespoons of slivered raw almonds has 40 calories. I only used about 1 teaspoon of the almonds.

This meal is also really cost effective at just $1.99 for the avocado and $1.29 for a tomato. It is possible to eat healthy for not a lot of money.

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I can go about my afternoon feeling good about the healthy lunch I had. Tonight’s dinner is going to be so healthy too. I look forward to sharing that recipe with you all that later on this evening.

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Ingredients

2 slices whole grain bread (your choice)

1 avocado, mashed

1 tomato, sliced

1 teaspoon slivered almonds

pinch of kosher salt

pinch of pepper

Directions

  1. Toast your bread.
  2. Mash the avocado and slice your tomatoes.
  3. Spread the avocado on the toast and top with the tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  4. Garnish with slivered almonds.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

 

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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