PointsPlus Per Serving: 4
2 Slices Alvarado St. Bakery Essential Flax Seed Bread (toasted)
1/2 Oz. Brad's Organic Almond Butter (better unrefrigerated, it spreads more easily)
This yummy bread with added flax seed is a great option for your breakfast. Flax seeds are pretty "in" right now and with good reason. Studies show they could aid in preventing heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. The addition of flax seed in this bread ensures you're getting some of those "good" Omega-3 fatty acids and a huge dose of your daily fiber (20% per serving!) And at 100 calories for 2 slices (3 PointsPlus) you can ensure you stay on plan. (See WebMD for more on the benefits of Flax Seeds).
And let's not forget about the benefits of Almond Butter. All Natural Almond Butter has 1/3 less Sugar and 1/3 less Saturated Fat than JIF Creamy Peanut Butter. There are also some all natural peanut butters out there, but I wanted to try something new and different. And while JIF may be worth it as a splurge on occasion, I think I'll steer clear for a while. Learning what I have thus far in my nutrition education has already pushed me toward some more healthful foods on a regular basis, and this is one of them. The PointsPlus and Caloric values are actually quite similar, but in a comparison of the ingredient lists there is a clear winner:
BRAD'S ORGANIC ALMOND BUTTER
JIF CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER