By Rosemary Marchese
Physiotherapist and mum of 3 fit kids
Yes, I do eat bread. I just don’t eat very much of it at all, especially as an ‘add-on’ (so, I am not likely to order garlic bread when I’m out, but hey, every once in a while is okay). You have to admit, there are some things that just go too nicely with bread so I pick carefully, enjoy it and move on. I like to pick Italian-based lighter breads – they tend not to be grainy, which may not be as ideal, but they are usually made with NOTHING fake and are really light and easy for me to digest. I love the addition of basil – known for busting stress and clearing your skin! Tomatoes are just awesome for your health and well, the bocconcini is my yummy addition to calcium intake. The avocado and/or olive oil gets some ‘good fat’ into you too. I use this bruschetta for brekky but it could easily be a lunch or light snack if you get the portion control just right for your size and fitness levels.
Serves: 1 Prep: 3 min Cook:
- 1-2 bruschetta toast (Italian style)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil or avocado to spread on toast
- 2-3 bocconcini slices for the first layer
- 2-3 tomato slices
- 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil.
Seriously, it takes 3 minutes to put this together. Toast the bread, place all ingredients on top with a drizzle of olive oil. You could add a little salt and pepper to taste.
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