Roasted Eggplant Sprouted Toast With Cottage Cheese, Salsa & Mixed Micro-Greens a.k.a. Yes, This Is Lunch Goals!!

Roasted Eggplant Sprouted Toast With Cottage Cheese, Salsa & Mixed Micro-Greens a.k.a. Yes, This Is Lunch Goals!!

Hi lovies!

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Today’s lunch was sprouted toast topped with cottage cheese, organic salsa, roasted eggplant & mixed micro-greens! This is super simple prep-wise! BUT, when it comes to health benefits, let me explain JUST HOW AM\AZING this is! Legit, EVERY single one of the ingredients in here has a perk!

Wanna know what I’m talking ’bout?

  • Sprouted bread is low-glycemic, higher in fibre & whole-food based nutrients than regular bread & easier to digest because enzymes are released during the sprouting process, which break down proteins & carbs. Traditional grain breads are harder to digest & the body loses a good portion of the nutrients because it is unable to digest them. In fact, regular bread contains physic acid, which is known as a mineral blocker, or enzyme inhibitor & it’s what binds to minerals. When you eat wheat bread, it may say “contains 5g of magnesium & 10g of calcium”, but truth be told, most of the vitamins are bound up in physic acid, so they’re locked in together & when you consume that wheat bread, your body cannot digest it.
  • Salsa for vitamin C, antioxidants & beta-carotene (which promotes heart health & fights aging) & contains tons of fibre, which helps stabilize blood sugar. It’s also super hydrating & is full of potassium!
  • Cottage cheese for protein & healthy fats! It’s a great source of calcium, B12 &  phosphorus. It promotes strong bones & helps maintain a healthy level of acid in the body. Phosphorus also affects how the body handles energy & minimizes muscle pains after workouts by repairing tissues & cells. It helps by absorbing B vitamins, which are key to healthy energy production! It also contains selenium, B6, zinc & potassium.
  • Micro greens are young seeds of edible veggies & herbs harvested less than 14 days after germination & they contain up to 40x the nutrients of their major counterparts. This means they contain tons more antioxidants, vitamin E & vitamin C!!! They are also an excellent source of enzymes, which help promote healthy digestive health & gut health, as well as contain tons of amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. They’re also super rich in chlorophyll, which cleanses the blood!
  • Eggplant for FIBRE. FIBRE. FIBRE! ALSO, vitamin C, K, B6, magnesium, folic acid, potassium & manganese. They’re great for digestion, promote bone health & help improve cognitive ability & brain health.

So yes, this one piece of toast that takes under 5 minutes to prepare provides you with all those benefits!!!

Now, let’s get to the nitty-gritty!

My loves, YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 slice of Ezekiel sesame toast OR gluten-free option;
  • 1-2 tbsp. Banditos Organic roasted garlic salsa (OR any other salsa of your choice);
  • 1/4 cup of Rolling Meadow Dairy organic cottage cheese;
  • A handful of mixed micro-greens;
  • 1 slice of roasted eggplant (Directions below);
  • Coconut oil cooking spray;
  • Sea salt, black pepper & garlic powder;
  • Coarsely ground black pepper.

Now, for that HOW-TO?

  • Prep the eggplant:
    • Preheat your oven to 400F & line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Slice the eggplant & place the slices on the baking sheet.
    • Spray with coconut oil cooking spray & sprinkle sea salt, garlic powder & black pepper.
    • Roast for 20 minutes, then flip & broil on high for 3-5 minutes.
  • Toast your bread, top it with the cottage cheese, salsa, a slice of the roasted eggplant, micro-greens & black pepper.
  • DEVOUR!

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