Saturday, March 8, 2014

Avocado Toast

So far, 2014 has been a year of recommitment for me. Recommitment to good health and positive thoughts. Big on the positive thoughts!

The one thing that I'm trying to remember throughout it all is this phrase: small consistent changes.

Small consistent changes…
Small consistent changes…

I've challenged myself to consistently eat a clean and balanced diet and to exercise regularly. As a full-time working mama, this means a lot of meal planning on the weekends and organization during the week. It means prepping my snacks and lunch each evening, even when all I want to do is vegetate and watch the shenanigans of Real Housewives. I've been drinking Shakeology each day for breakfast too, and I love it! It's easy, it's tasty, it's nutritious, and it's really helped me to work towards my goals.

I've also been waking up at 4:45am a couple days a week to go to the gym and keeping up with my weekly kickboxing class. And then a little yoga sprinkled in between for good mental health.

Have you ever had avocado toast? I was in need of a good, hearty snack, and I thought I would give it a try.

I had heard mentions of avocado toast here and there and couldn't quite picture how it would taste. Well let me tell you — it's so good!

Here's what you do…

Into a small bowl add the following:

  • 1/3 of an avocado
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • juice squeezed from about 1/4 of a lemon

Mash it together with a fork (I highly recommend leaving some chunks). Then use your fork to spread the avocado mixture on a toasted piece of good whole wheat or whole grain bread (something with a backbone). Lately I'm loving Vermont Bread Company bread — no preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.

This is a feel-good snack, thanks to the healthy fat from the avocado, the whole wheat, and the satisfying combo of creamy avocado and hearty toast.

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