Photo: Maya Visnyei
Move over, jam—we’ve got a fresh way to enjoy fruit on toast! Tossing berries with a little lemon, honey and mint brings out their juices, making them great on their own or as a tasty part of this breakfast. A little pepper brings out the sweetness of the berries.
2 cups halved or quartered strawberries
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp torn mint, or lemon balm
4 slices multi-grain bread
8 tbsp pressed cottage cheese
black pepper, optional
Mix strawberries, lemon juice, honey and mint or lemon balm. Toss gently to combine. Let stand 5 min or until juices are released.
Toast the slices of multi-grain bread and spread each slice with 2 tbsp of cottage cheese. Spoon berries on top and sprinkle each with a pinch of pepper (if desired).
Protein 12g, Carbohydrates 32g, Fat 5g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 201mg.
If you’re not familiar with pressed cottage cheese, it’s like deli-style cream cheese but with more protein and a slightly savoury edge. (Use cheese labelled 10% MF for a richer flavour.) If you can't find pressed cottage cheese, swap in ricotta, which has a similar texture and flavour.
Originally published in the Today's Parent June 2014 issue.