Whether you’re gluten-free, trying to limit your grains, or just wanting to take a break from bread... you don’t have to give up on toast! We tried this trendy idea 5 different ways and absolutely loved it! Which slice of sweet potato toast would you choose?
We finally hopped on the sweet potato toast bandwagon and let’s just say, it’s great to be here! You may have seen some of these delicious looking slices scrolling through your newsfeed or in a magazine, and yes! They’re just as delicious as they look. We absolutely love this idea for healthy breakfast or a snack since it’s super easy to make, nutritious and there’s so many ways you can try it! Did we mention that you can just make them in the oven at 450 degrees F for 20 minutes (turning halfway) as well as easily in your toaster (who knew?).
Sweet potatoes pack some impressive health benefits while making a sturdy “toast-like” base. They have a powerful nutritional punch and are a rich source of fiber as well as being easily digestible. Sweet potatoes are high in minerals including iron and calcium, as well as being a good source of Vitamins B and C. One of the key nutritional benefits from sweet potatoes is that most of the Vitamin A is in the form of beta-carotene (where the orange color comes from) that acts as an antioxidant and can boost your immune function. One large sweet potato can fulfill over 100% of your daily Vitamin A allowance!
Though they are nutritious, they have some GI benefits going for them, too! Sweet potatoes are packed with water and soluble fiber which makes the perfect combo to move easily through your system. The soluble fibers slowly move and absorb water in your body which makes it easier on your stomach to regulate digestion compared to insoluble fibers. Next time you're thinking some toasty thoughts - add some nutrients & gut benefits with sweet potatoes instead of bread!
Sweet or Savory? Here are the deets on some sweet potato toast toppings we tried:
Sweet Ways to Try Sweet Potato Toast
- Vanilla greek yogurt with mixed berries.
- Peanut butter, sliced banana, and Double Chocolate Granola.
- Almond butter, Fruit and Nut Granola, sprouted pumpkin seeds, greek yogurt drizzle.
Savory Ways to Try Sweet Potato Toast
Sweet potato toast with avocado and fresh tomatoes
- Plain greek yogurt, sliced radishes, sliced cucumber and black pepper.
What's your favorite sweet potato toast topping?
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