Enough is enough, I'm finally sharing some of my favorite breakfast recipes instead of just posting taunting pictures of food to my Instagram story! It's only fitting that I start with my favorite thing to make, toasts! I know what your thinking (okay Taylor I put it in the toaster and voila), well okay yes, but I've come up with some creative and yummy healthy toppings to mix it up from your normal PB + Banana toast to something way better! Three out of the four recipes are vegan and all are dairy-free and delicious!
1. Almond Butter + Dried Dates + Chia Seeds
2 pieces of Sprouted Grain Ezekiel Bread (in the frozen section)
2 Tablespoons of Almond butter (1 per toast)
1/2 Tsp. Chia Seeds
6 Dried Dates (California or Mejdool dates are what i use)
This one looks interesting at first, especially if you're not familiar with dried dates! But it is so delicious and very healthy! Spread a tablespoon of Almond butter on toasted Ezekiel Bread, Cut 3 dried dates in half, and sprinkle chia seeds on top and voila! Toast packed with healthy protein and natural sugars that will keep you full.
2. Caprese + Egg Toast
2 slices of Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Bread
4 slices of Roma Tomato
2 large eggs
a handful of spinach leaves
Balsalmic Reduction (To drizzle)
Hands down one of my favorite toasts, the caprese egg toast if definitely the most filing and so delicious! I chose not to add mozzarella cheese to keep it healthier with good fats like eggs and avocado. To prepare, toast bread and then use 1/2 avocado to spread on both pieces. Put 2 slices of tomato on each piece and top with a handful of spinach between the two toasts. I fry my eggs right before I add avocado so it's all done on time. Heat up the pan and add a little bit of olive oil, then crack two eggs and cover the sauce pan with a lid and let them cook this way! Sprinkle some salt and pepper and other spices you like and when the yolk has a white layer over them they're finished! Add on top of the spinach on the toast and finish with a drizzle of balsamic reduction on each piece.
3. Blueberry+ Banana Toast
2 slices of Ezekiel Sprouted Grains Bread
2 TBSP Almond Butter
I medium banana
A handful of blueberries
1 TSP Chia Seeds
1 TSP cinnamon
Drizzle of honey (optional)
This toast gives your ordinary peanut butter and banana toast a face lift. Make toast per usual and spread on almond butter ( 1 TBSP per slice, and I measured it out once to get an idea, but now just eye-ball an ~about~ amount) while toast is warm so it gets melty (yum). Place 3-4 banana slices on toasts and place blueberries down middle, this way they won't roll off. Finally sprinkle with your chia seeds and cinnamon , and if you're sweet tooth is calling, drizzle with a little honey to top it off! This toast will help your sweet cravings with fruit and almond butter, but also provides a great source for protein and fiber from the chia seeds, fruit, and nut butter. The perfect way to start your day!
4. Hummus+ Tomato +Spinach Toast
2 slices of Sprouted Grains Ezekiel bread
4 slices of Tomato
a handful of fresh chopped spinach leaves (About a cup)
4 TBSP Hummus (I love Garlic Chipotle, but pick you're fave)
Dash of lemon pepper and pepper
This toast will cover the salty craving you may have for something heartier in the morning! This is you're healthier ( & vegan) option for that, and can even double as a lunch toast or open-faced sandwich. Toast your bread, spread 2 TBSP hummus per slice, pick your you're favorite brand and flavor but I LOVE Lucky's Market's Garlic Chipotle hummus. Next sprinkle spinach leaves over hummus and place tomato slices on top. Finish with a dash of lemon pepper and reg. pepper! The key to making sure you stay healthy with this recipe is looking at sodium levels on hummus , try and aim for something below 80g! This meal packs some great nutrients from the spinach and the chickpeas and tahini that are in hummus! All of the healthy fats will help you stay satisfied until you're next snack or meal!
I love eating healthy and I love getting to talk about it with other people! It doesn't;t have to taste like cardboard or be boring, you can make it yummy and these healthy toasts are the perfect way to start your days out right! I'm not all talk either, I FOR REAL love each of these recipes and hope you all try a few out and love them too. Stay tuned for more healthy posts, but in the mean time feel free to comment below on posts and give feedback!