January 28, 2020 by John Fernandez
#BaptistHealthy Easy Eats: Nut Butter Toast
Need a quick and healthy breakfast idea? Toast up a slice of whole grain bread, spread on your choice of nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew) and top with your favorite fruit.
Just about any juicy fruit will work. Some fruits that work well with chia jam are berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries) and cherries, peaches, apricots and plums.
There are several health benefits of chia seeds. They are full of omega-3 fatty acids, packed with antioxidants, and are a good source of soluble fiber, which is why they gel.
Nut Butter Toast
Servings: 1 cup / 16 servings 1 tablespoon each
- 1 slice whole grain bread
- 1 tablespoon nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew)
- Toppings: banana slices, berries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- lemon zest (to make it just a little more tangy)
- a pinch of spices (cinnamon, ginger, or nutmeg)
- Toast the slices of bread.
- While the bread is in the toaster, thinly slice the fruit.
- Top each piece of toast with 1 tablespoon peanut butter, fruit slices and toppings.
- Serve and enjoy!
Nutritional information: Per serving: Calories 18, Fat 0.5g, Carbohydrates 3g, Sodium 53mg, Protein 0g. Analyzed using mixed berries.
About Amy Kimberlain
Amy Kimberlain is a registered dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator and Care Specialist (CDCES) with Community Health at Baptist Health South Florida. Ms. Kimberlain has 20 years of experience in nutrition and dietetics. Active in the community, she has contributed her expertise to various public health initiatives, including childhood obesity, diabetes and family health. Ms. Kimberlain is an academy media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. She earned bachelor’s degrees in nutrition and Spanish from Florida State University. She is also an avid runner and registered yoga teacher.