Gourmet Banana Nut Butter ToastBy Marillyn Beard
- bread (Ezekial’s or sourdough)
- nut butter of your choice
- raw honey
- coconut flakes
- cinnamonToast your bread. Slather your heart’s desired amount of nut butter and raw honey on toast.Thinly or thickly (your choice) slice banana and place over the nut butter. Sprinkle coconut flakes and cinnamon over the bananas.Enjoy!
This has always been a great breakfast, lunch or snack for Naomi (and my hubby too). I don’t make this very often, so when I do… it is a real treat. Typically its only bread, nut butter and bananas… but I decided to take it a step further by adding: raw honey, my homemade coconut flakes and cinnamon.
Hmmm, so good… we won’t be going back to the typical way :o)
After I made this up and took pictures, we sat outside on our front porch and enjoyed it with the outdoor nature. This is truly a great ‘quick’ meal when you don’t have time to make a ‘real’ meal. I was able to sit down and enjoy watching my daughter make a yummy mess. Of course, I had to take pictures because I love doing that. Life goes by so fast, especially when you have kids who are growing up so quickly! Naomi is truly advancing beyond her years. Many people have been telling Jon and I that they can not believe how smart Naomi is. We are blessed that she is smart, but we pray that she will not grow a big head about it. We pray and desire to see her grow in the Lord above everything that the world values.
Here is a great verse that we personalized for Naomi a while back:
Naomi Shalom, listen and be wise. Keep your heart on the right course.
Proverbs 23:19 (NLT)
I encourage all of you who have kids to personalize a special verse for each child. I believe it will show them how much God loves them individually. Make them feel and believe they are fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s eyes. Help direct them to the right path and not leave it. And plant the seeds of the Spirit in their lives so they will grow to become fruits of the Spirit.
I also love this paraphrase of Psalm 8:2:
Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you;
toddlers shout the songs that drown out enemy talk,
and silence atheist babble.
This gives a great picture of how our babies and tikes praise our Lord Jesus Christ and truly drown out the babbles of atheists. We need to show and encourage our kids to live clean, innocent lives in a perverse world. That is our calling has parents and if we aren’t obedient to that calling… we will reap painful consequences.