We’re back on the MyFitnessPal kick in full force. Which means fresh, low-calorie options, and an abundance of Lenny and Larry’s Complete Cookies.
Last year (engagement season) I ate avocado toast almost daily. It is a quick, tasty option that packs a bunch of flavor, can be had for (or with) basically any meal of the day, and isn’t super heavy on calories.
I use a food scale to make sure measurements are precise for calorie-counting.
Unlike some brunch spots that barely have a spoonful of the stuff, I use an entire fresh avocado. Then I toss in some spices, ever-crucial fresh lime, sliced almonds, and herbs from the garden if they’re doing well. Maybe garnish with a spring of cilantro if I’m feeling fancy.
Whip up and egg or mix in some tomatoes if that’s your thing. Get crazy and toss on some bacon bits. Make it your own.
Boom. Looks and tastes better than that pretentious brunch spot down the street that charges $27.
2 pieces of bread (I use Nature’s Own Honey Wheat Life, 40 calories)
One whole Hass avocado, pitted, mashed but left chunky (4-5 oz, approx. 220 calories)
Juice from 1/4 lime
1” sprig fresh cilantro, chopped (I harvest fresh from my container garden but dried cilantro tastes great too.)
3” sprig chives or 1 tablespoon chopped (same as above)
3/4 teaspoon dried coriander
Dash of salt
Small pinch of red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 oz sliced almonds (reserve for topping)
Toast your bread. I like to get it sliiiightly crispy so it doesn’t become soggy under the avocado mixture.
In a small bowl, mash avocado but leave it chunky. Mix in lime juice and dry spices.
Chop fresh herbs finely (especially if the leafy texture isn’t your jam) and mix in.
Let the mixture rest for about 5 minutes to let the flavors merge.
Then spread mixture on your two slices of toast, top with sliced almonds, and eat.
What variations would you create? Let me know in the comments!