Forget about crappy margarine spreads if you care about your health and physique.
Even though bread isn’t ranked highly in the list of nutritious foods, I once in a while add whole-grain, sugar-free grain bread to my program to change things up a bit.
I buy a small-size loaf of flaxseed whole-grain bread once a month, and when I get to eat bread, I make it count 😋
Below are some of my favorite recipes that make a delish bread spread to live for!
Greek Yoghurt Peanut Butter Spread
All you need is 1/4 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon peanut butter (or any other nut butter of your choice) and 1 stick of stevia..
Mix together everything. Don’t mix it too much, or it may become runny. Apply on bread to make a sandwich. Enough for two mini sandwiches and some left over. Can also be eaten with sweet potatoes, arrow roots, rice cakes and whole grain crackers as a healthy, yummy dip.
Use as is. Not only is it super healthy, but it tastes really good.
I like to toast my bread and slather it on with a dash of black pepper. For a sweet flavor, swap black pepper with a stick of stevia. Mix and spread.
Low calorie cream cheese filling
When you combine 3 tablespoons of low-fat cream cheese, a stevia stick and a pinch of cinnamon, you get a delicious guilt-free bread spread. Can also be enjoyed with sweet potatoes, arrowroot, rice cakes and whole-grain crackers.
1 tbsp each of finely chopped tomato, onion, garlic and coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp black pepper
Pinch of sea salt
Optional: paprika and chilli powder
Mix them all together and slather over bread to make two thick mini-sandwiches. Guacamole is excellent with main dishes too, to replace the simple-looking, plain avocado.
Double Chocolate Spread. Hubba hubba!
1/4 cup thick Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons Hershey’s dark cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Hershey’s sugar-free chocolate syrup
1 stick of stevia (if you want it sweeter, add another) or 1 tsp xylitol
Whip up all the ingredients and slather up to make two thick mini sandwiches. So, so good!
Good ol’ Peanut Butter
You can never go wrong with a tub of peanut butter. Despite all the hearty goodness it contains, people overuse it, causing weight gain.
The versatile spread is also great with sweet potatoes, arrow roots, rice cakes, whole grain crackers….and apples!
Besides the guacamole and peanut butter, these recipes are low in fat. If you’d like to crank up the fat content, you can add pumpkin seeds, crushed cashews or sliced almonds to your spread.