CHEESE TOAST WITH FIGS, NUTS, AND HONEY
Cheese toast with figs, nuts, and honey is an easy Mediterranean breakfast recipe which offers complex carbohydrate in a form of toasted rustic bread, cheese, and fresh figs. It represents a perfect start of the day with sweet ripe figs in combination with cream cheese on a crispy toast covered with roasted nuts and drizzled with honey.
WHY IS MEDITTERANEAN BREAKFAST RECIPE IS SO HEALTHY?
The everyday modern-day diet is excessive in fat and protein but is low in complex carbohydrates. What are they? The whole grains, nuts, fruits, and greens. Most of the carbohydrates that we eat are simple carbohydrates that are lacking fiber or are just pure sugars.
The WHO recommends that only 5% of calories come from simple carbs and 50% comes from complex carbohydrates.
If you follow the Mediterranean diet, you will be consuming only 5 teaspoons of sugars a day. Today, our diet gives you simple carbs in the form of sugars aka empty calories. The average person consumes 22 teaspoons of sugar a day!
WHY ARE COMPLEX CARBS BETTER FOR YOU?
The Mediterranean breakfast rarely offers anything cooked. It represents complex carbohydrates – a crusty bread, maybe toasted, with a few fruit preserves, or a homemade jam. I use wholesome stoneground bread which has a low Glycemic Index. Here is an article about how to choose the best low Glycemic Index bread.
A butter is it hardly ever used. On the other hand, the Mediterranean breakfast includes fresh fruits or veggies which might be within the season. Those are the stamp of the regular Mediterranean breakfast items. Sometimes Greek yogurt is used which is an excellent source of fat and protein.
The breakfast is made mostly of complex carbohydrates such as grains, vegetables, or nuts. Also, those help you to regulate the correct fat and protein in your body. Besides, many complex carbohydrate foods contain special sort of fiber which does have one significant effect: It lowers blood cholesterol levels.
According to WHO, a diet high in complex carbohydrates also offers protection to some cancers. Also, a diet high in plant food is associated with a lower occurrence of cancer.
Why the Mediterranean diet lowers the risk of getting cancer is not fully understood. However, there is more research done on the benefits of the diet high in complex carbohydrates. Meanwhile, 55% of complex carbohydrates as recommended by WHO is regularly consumed among the Mediterranean population.
In conclusion, the Mediterranean diet is an appropriate start of the day. Enjoy a healthy and energizing start of the day. Here is another idea for starting your day with the perfect Mediterranean Breakfast Recipe called Coconut Milk Chia Pudding with Figs recipe. Try it!
Cheese Toast with Nuts and Figs
- 4 slices whole-grain bread rustic, spelt, whole wheat
- 4 tbsp cream cheese natural
- 1 tbsp lemon juice fresh-squeezed
- 2 tbsp natural honey
- ⅛ sea salt
- ⅛ pepper
- 4 fresh figs
- 4 tbsp nuts walnuts, pistachio
- Place the cream cheese in a bowl and add the oil and lemon juice. Together, mix well, taste and season with salt and pepper.
- Toast thinner slices of brown bread dry in a pan on both sides
- Then pour the chopped nuts in the pan and roast them until you can smell them
- Spread the toasts with a cheese spread. Place two slices
of ripe figs on two of them, sprinkle with nuts and sprinkle with honey.