Recipes for the Anti-Chef: Almond Butter, Honey, and Peach Sandwich (or Toast)
Hello, and Happy Friday!
As we officially dive into Fall, the school year and all of the craziness that comes along with the end of summer vacation season, we acknowledge the turning of a new leaf in priorities, scheduling and expectations. While workloads double down and beach vacations are replaced with overtime, some of us strive for increased consistency in one aspect or another, or take on fresh goals for the new season. Alternatively, maybe it’s same old, same old, another day another deadline – nothing new around here.
Whatever the case may be, we would be surprised if some of you can’t relate to the following scenario:
How often have you promised yourself a dedicated day, or even 30 minutes, to cook a healthy meal in the name of self-sufficiency and developing competency in the kitchen? How many times have you failed to follow through due to poor planning or simply a lack of ability to cram all requisite activities into the measly twenty four hours that we are allotted every day?
There’s a certain satisfaction that can be derived from going through the process of making your own food – like anything else in life you take the time to work on, that extra effort elicits a great connection and appreciation for the end result. You know what went into your food, how it came to be so delicious – or, if it’s less than satisfactory – you can pat yourself on the back for a fun learning experience and hope for better luck next time!
Sometimes, you need something almost embarrassingly simple to help you bridge that gap between a dusty, unused kitchen and your confidence. So today, we come to you with a manageable recipe for even the most overwhelmed and kitchen-phobic among us: a souped-up PB&J. The creator of this recipe, blogger and dietitian Kelli McGrane, wrote: “This is one of those posts where I debated whether it’s too simple to post. But then I remembered that the whole point of this blog is to provide simple, healthy recipes to add some variety to your meals.”
A gourmet twist on PB&J for the full-fledged adult? Yes, please. Breakfast, snack, lunch, or a super quick, no-cooking-required dinner – is there any wrong time to eat the most classic of all sandwiches?
Almond Butter, Honey, and Peach Sandwich (or Toast) Kelli McGrane, MS, RD of The Healthy Toast.
Give it a try, and let us know what you think. You never know, if you don’t hate the experience, maybe your next kitchen adventure might involve a stove, or even an oven! It’s never too early to prepare yourself for holiday season potlucks…