Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Muffins With Almond Butter And Fresh Strawberries -Vegan Lunch In Five Minutes And Healthier Than A PB&J!

Organic, sprouted whole grain muffins.

What are Ezekiel Muffins?
Ezekiel muffins are a product made by Food For Life Baking Company. They make bread, English muffins, cereals and other products. Although they are not considered a "raw food", they are made from organic sprouted wheat, barley, millet, barley, lentils, soybeans and spelt. They are high in fiber and provide all the essential amino acids making it a complete protein. Because they are free of preservatives, they are kept in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Although I try to limit my intake of bread, I feel good about eating Ezekiel muffins since these flourless sprouted grains are more alkalizing than the typical English muffins you find in the store.

A Quick and Easy Lunch for the Entire Family
We've been really busy this week and haven't had much time to fuss with making lunch. I had almond butter and some cinnamon raisin Ezekiel muffins in the fridge so I thought I'd make a little sandwich with some of the Low Sugar Strawberry Jam i put up last summer . Unfortunately I discovered that we had finished the jam but we did have a basket of fresh strawberries. So I tried slicing some strawberries really thin and placing them on top of each lightly toasted muffin covered with almond butter. Thinly sliced fruit makes a great, low calorie substitute for jelly or jam. The resulting muffins made such a simple, pretty little dish that I thought I'd share it with you. It makes a great lunch for the kids too. Almond butter is high in manganese and vitamin E and is a good source of protein.


Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel Muffins with Almond Butter and Strawberries
[makes 4 halves]
2 cinnamon raisin Ezekiel muffins cut in half and lightly toasted
4 tablespoons almond butter
8 strawberries, thinly sliced

Spread 1 tablespoon of almond butter on each muffin half. Cover each muffin with sliced fresh strawberries.

Per muffin half: 183 calories, 8 g fat, 0.8 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 6.5 g protein, 23 g carbohydrates and 4.4 g of fiber.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy! I will have to try this :)