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Cheesy Jalapeño Avocado Toast
Jalapeño peppers contain something called capsaicin, an alkaloid that gives peppers that characteristically spicy quality and it is also responsible for many of their health benefits.
Jalapeños are low in calories and a good source of fiber, vitamin B6 and vitamin C…and pretty BIG on FLAVOR too!
There are many studies and rumors you can find online claiming that Jalapeño peppers may help us to lose weight by boosting our metabolism and reducing our appetite!
Several studies have found that capsaicin and other similar compounds called capsaicinoids can boost metabolism by 4–5% per day, potentially making it easier to lose weight.
Now, I suggest that you do your own research and make your own judgment about those claims…as for me… I enjoy jalapeno peppers quite often and have begun to add them to my meals more, and more…so the health benefits and weight loss claims…just an added bonus…I’ll take it!!!
Do you know that much of the actual HEAT from the peppers is found in the seeds, so if you want to tame things down a bit, then I highly recommend removing all those seeds.
Yep! These spicy little peppers are actually very good for us!
Makes 2-3 servings
- 4 slices of Ezekiel, or Rye bread
- 1 small ripe avocado
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1-2 small jalapenos, thinly sliced
- 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 3 Tbsps shredded Mexican cheese blend
Toast your bread until nice and golden, just to your liking.Meanwhile, in a small bowl place the avocado together with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and mash it with a fork. Season with sea salt and pepper to your taste.Top toasted bread with mashed avocado mixture, then top it with cherry tomatoes, shredded cheese and jalapeño slices.Broil for 3-4 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Watch it closely! Goes from almost there to burnt…fast! Enjoy and remember to tag me @CleanFoodCrush in your creations!