Foodie Friday

Image source: American Heart Association

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Italian Caprese Avocado Toast

Enjoy with breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Avocado (coarsely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil Leaves (finely sliced)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 slices whole-grain or whole-wheat bread (toasted) (*Try Ezekiel Sprouted Whole Grain Bread!)
  • 1 pint Cherry Tomatoes (halved)
  • 1/4 cup Fat-Free Mozzarella Cheese (shredded) (*Try Almond Cheese for dairy-free, vegan option)
  • 2 teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar

 Directions

In a small bowl, using a fork, mash the avocado. Gently stir in the basil and black pepper. Spread the avocado mixture on each slice of toast. Top with the tomatoes cut side down. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the tomatoes. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. 

Quick Tips

To melt the mozzarella cheese, place the bread slices with the avocado mixture, tomatoes, and cheese on top under a broiler for 1 – 2 minutes, or until the mozzarella has melted and browned.

If the avocado is ripe but still too firm, process the flesh with the basil leaves in a food processor or blender.

Yields: 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Per serving (1 slice): 188 Calories. 8.5g Total Fat. 1.5g Saturated Fat. 0g Trans Fat. 1g Polyunsaturated Fat. 5.5g Monounsaturated Fat. 1mg Cholesterol. 177mg Sodium. 22g Carbohydrates. 6g Sugar. 8g Protein. 7g Fiber. 

 

 

 

 

Reference

American Heart Association. (n.d.). Italian caprese avocado toast. Recipes. https://recipes.heart.org/en/recipes/italian-caprese-avocado-toast?utm_source=healthy+for+good+fy+2122&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Healthy%20For%20Good%20-%2051122&utm_content=Recipe+cta

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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