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Avocado toast has become an incredibly trendy food that I hope is here to stay. There are many different variations of avocado toast, and almost anything goes. The main ingredient, the avocado, is packed with fiber, has more potassium than a banana, and contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fats that are shown to reduce inflammation throughout the body.
There are classic variations of avocado toast but hundreds of delicious toppings that go great with any classic avocado toast. Tomatoes, chopped radishes, arugula, chia seeds, and so many more are delicious on avocado toast. It is a great way to introduce healthy foods into your diet that leave you feeling full and energized.
Garlic Avocado toast:
1 slice of sourdough bread
½ an avocado
1 clove of garlic
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
For this incredibly easy avocado toast, start by toasting the piece of sourdough bread. Finely mince the garlic and set aside. Mash the avocado in a bowl and throw in the minced garlic. Spread the garlic and avocado mixture over the sourdough toast, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and enjoy!
The Breakfast of Champions:
1 slice of multigrain bread
½ a ripe avocado
1 teaspoon of avocado oil (or olive oil)
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
½ teaspoon of lemon juice
For this variation of avocado toast, start by toasting 1 slice of multigrain bread. Next, place the ½ of an avocado in a small bowl and use a fork to mash it. Squeeze the lemon juice into the avocado and mix in. In a pan on the stove top, fry the egg sunny side up, using the teaspoon of oil in the pan to keep the egg from sticking. Now assemble the toast, starting with spreading the mashed avocado onto the multigrain toast and topping it with the fried egg. Finally, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper and enjoy!
For those with dietary restrictions:
These two avocado toast recipes can be made on gluten free bread. For people who want to stay away from bread all together, the same recipes can be made on sweet potato. You can use the sweet potato by slicing it the long way in pieces about one centimeter thick. Once this is done, it can be thrown in the toaster as if were a piece of bread. The recipe is the same from there! This is an excellent substitute for those with gluten-free diets as well as others looking for more fiber and health benefits.
Avocado toast is great for any meal and incredibly healthy. The benefits of avocado for the heart, joints, and body make it a great option for anyone!
Emma Bates is a Student at the University of Vermont majoring in Political Science. She is very passionate about women’s rights and equality. In her free time you can find her reading, drinking tea, and hiking in the Adirondack Mountains. Emma aspires to one day go to law school and use her educational platform to create social change.