I love avocado toast as much as anyone (especially if it comes from Butcher’s Daughter… I mean!) but I’m sick of seeing it on my Instagram feed every.singe.day. It’s not the only healthy option out there and it’s certainly not the only tasty or Instagram-friendly one. For proof positive here’s a look at equally awesome options – your followers will thank you! Note that if you’re low carb skip the bread and instead opt for high fiber, low calorie crackers like GG Bran Crispbread crackers (these are a go-to for celebrity nutritionist Tanya Zuckerbrot). I’ll admit they taste a bit like cardboard at first, but you get used to it and if you’re using high quality ingredients it’s really only a vehicle to deliver something super tasty; meanwhile the crackers’ high fiber content will work to keep you full – on a lot less calories – for longer than regular bread.
First up the toast pictured above. I love Barnana. They make super delicious, filling snacks made with organic bananas that are high in fiber and protein. I love the plain (literally just organic banana chunks) but you can get soup’d up versions like ones with coconut. Everything is organic, chewy and delicious – a perfect alternative if you’re addicted to candy. To make the above toast take Ezekiel bread and smear it with raw almond butter, blueberries, dried cranberries, Barnana’s bare banana chips and raw chocolate chips.
Image: Lindsay Runs
To make this sweet toast take a slice of Ezekiel bread and top it with slices of fresh strawberry, almond butter, chia seeds, and Bare Snacks coconut chips (or if you’re like me you might prefer Cinnamon Apple Chips; these are made with only apples and a dash of cinnamon, which will work to boost digestion.
Here’s an interesting idea instead of avocado toast use avocado as the base for a carb-free sandwich. All you have to do is grill an avocado half and stuff it with your choice of fresh produce; in the case pictured above you’ve got a tomato, cucumber, chickpea and an herb blend.
Image: Moon Juice
This is a recipe from Moon Juice’s forthcoming cookbook. It’s coconut labneh topped with raw coconut yogurt, shallots, tomatoes, olive oil and cilantro sprouts. Cottage cheese is a more approachable option for those that don’t have raw coconut yogurt on hand.
Image: Women’s Health
Sweet potatoes toasts are having a serious moment and for good reason – they’re versatile and delicious! I love that you can go sweet or savory with them, as pictured above. For this option simply toast a slice of sweet potato as you would a slice of bread and top it to your liking.