Toast is trendy and it is no secret why! You can add almost any toppings to toast to make it versatile, healthy and scrumptious. It can be eaten anytime of the day, and with gluten-free and vegan options nearly everyone can enjoy toast.
Savory and sweet, I’ve created some yummy plant-based combinations that pack a nutritious punch. Loaded with fresh fruits and veggies, these simple recipes are a great healthy way to nourish your body any time of day!
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Chocolate Hummus, Banana, Raspberry, and Chia Seed Toast
Fruity and fresh, this tasty toast combo will satisfy your sweet tooth guilt-free! First, make Chocolate Hummus — try this recipe from POPSUGAR Fitness for Vegan Chocolate Fruit Dip. Packed with protein, fiber, and low in sugar, Chocolate Hummus makes a great base for your toast. Follow up with fresh banana slices and raspberries. This adds plenty of potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C for energy and immunity. Top it all off with chia seeds for added fiber and heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Avocado, Radish, Red Pepper, and Lemon Toast
If you haven’t tried avocado toast yet, start here! There’s a reason it has taken the food world by storm, becoming a feature in many popular news articles and brunch menus. Not only are avocados paired with toast a smashing hit flavor wise, they are a fiber and protein powerhouse. Additionally, avocados are a good source of healthy fats that work to lower cholesterol. Radishes not only add some texture, but also contribute notable amounts of vitamin C, folate, and potassium. Including red pepper flakes might help to boost your metabolism as peppers contain capsaicin. Capsaicin is also thought to help reduce headaches and regulate blood sugar levels. A splash of lemon will keep your avocados from browning and add immunity boosting vitamin C.
Peanut Butter, Kiwi, and Coconut Toast
PBJ lovers, this one is for you! Try adding kiwi and coconut to your peanut butter toast for a fun twist on your classic peanut butter and jelly. Peanut butter is packed with protein making it a great spread to start with. Kiwis and are a great source of vitamin C, boasting over 100% of the daily-recommended amount in just 1 fruit. Kiwis are also thought to promote healthy digestion and sleep. Finish things off with unsweetened shredded coconut for added fiber and manganese.
Sweet Potato, Cashew Yogurt, Walnuts, and Goji Berry Toast
This toast has it all! It is sweet, creamy, crunchy, tangy, and full of flavor. Start by cooking sweet potato. Sweet potatoes are an incredible source of vitamin A — with roughly 377% the daily-recommended amount per 1 cup serving. Once cooked, smash sweet potato as the base on the toast. Next, spread a healthy spoonful of yogurt. I used vanilla cashew yogurt. This adds probiotics and smooth creaminess to your toast. Create crunch with walnuts, which contribute omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants to the mix. Dried goji berries are a complimentary sweet component. Goji berries are a superfruit rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron. Finally, sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon for manganese and extra antioxidants — known for fighting inflammation.
Beet Hummus, Cucumber, Carrot, and Pumpkin Seed Toast
This colorful combination makes a delightful lunch or snack! Begin with beet hummus. High in potassium, vitamin B6, and fiber beet hummus will fill you up and boost your energy. Add cucumbers and shredded carrots for hydration, vitamin A, and vitamin K. This will help flush out toxins in the body and maintain a healthy heart. Raw pumpkin seeds are the final ingredient boasting nearly half the recommended daily amount of magnesium per ¼ cup serving. Magnesium helps to increase energy, maintain anxiety levels, treat insomnia, relieve sore muscles and headaches, and aid in a number of other crucial functions within the body. Pumpkin seeds are also a good source of zinc and omega-3 fatty acids.
Fruit Jam, Pear, Almond Butter, Granola, and Almond Toast
First up on this toast is a delicious homemade white peach jam, but really any fruit spread should do! Aim for something low in added sugar. Next add fresh pear slices. Pear is a great source of fiber and vitamin C to keep you feeling full and fight illness. Drizzle a generous amount of almond butter on top and add almond slivers and granola to the top for a satisfying crunch. Granola is a good source of fiber and iron, while almonds are filled with healthy fats, protein, and magnesium.
As you can see, there is a toast for any hour of the day. Start with these clean eating toast suggestions and then experiment on your own! With endless healthy add-ons, toast can be a great simple and affordable way to express creativity in the kitchen.
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