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.
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.
2 slices whole grain bread (your choice)
1 avocado, mashed
1 tomato, sliced
1 teaspoon slivered almonds
pinch of kosher salt
pinch of pepper
- Toast your bread.
- Mash the avocado and slice your tomatoes.
- Spread the avocado on the toast and top with the tomatoes, salt and pepper.
- Garnish with slivered almonds.
Until next time, Kris