Well it’s back to reality after spring break, which also means getting back into a normal and healthy routine. I wanted to share a perfect mid week snack that incorporates french bread, olive oil, goat cheese, and pineapple. I know it sounds kind of weird, but trust me it’s delicious. My roommates were complete skeptics but now I’ve got them hooked so I’m sure I’ll have you hooked too.
You probably didn’t know that French bread has some awesome health benefits. It contain Folate, which is needed for the normal growth of new cells in the body, including red blood cells. Folate removes homocysteine from your blood and high levels of homocysteine are associated with cardiovascular disease. One piece of french bread has 37 percent of an adult’s recommended daily intake of folate.
One piece of French bread also has 13 percent of a woman’s and 29 percent of a man’s daily intake of iron. This element produces white blood cells, works as an antioxidant for the immune system, and helps carry oxygen throughout the body. Also found in French bread is Selenium. On slice will give you 31 percent of your recommended daily intake. Selenium aids blood vessel function as well as assists thyroid hormone production.
I bought all four items at the local Walmart on Northwestern Ave in West Lafayette:
- Loaf of French Bread – $1.00
- Olive Oil – $5.44
- Goat Cheese – $3.98
- Pineapple Rings – $1.16
Once you have all the ingredients, it’s time to make goat cheese pineapple bites.
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Step 2: Lay out desired amount of bread slices and drizzle with olive oil
Step 3: Top with plenty of goat cheese
Step 4: Place on cooking sheet at cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes
Step 5: Top with halved pineapple rings
Enjoy a delicious snack and all the health benefits that come with. Have a great rest of your week!