I’m a huge toast fan.
Every time I eat it, it reminds me of my first time traveling to England. My grandparents promised each of us grandchildren that we could pick anywhere in the world and go there for a week for our 13th birthday present. Such a generous offer for a 13 year old, so I chose England of course! I’m a huge anglophile and secretly wish I could marry Prince Harry and become British royalty. But since that’s never going to happen, I will just have to settle for Twining’s tea and pining after my future life as Harry’s wife.
When it comes to the British lifestyle, my favorite part is afternoon tea. Not only do you get to indulge in perfectly toasted triangular toast topped with delectable clotted cream and freshly made jam and jellies, you actually get a designated respite from work. Similar to the Spanish siesta, the Brits believe that devoting time to rest and digest is beneficial for all. Nothing could be finer. But sometimes I just can’t muster eating wheat toast. And butter and jam are lovely, but if I were to eat them everyday I’d turn into Violet Beauregard and you’d have to cart me off.
So for all you health-conscious people looking for a tasty, trimmer toast, check out Sweet Potato Toast. Yes indeed, I did just say Sweet Potato Toast. This vitamin-rich vegetable can also be sliced and toasted for breakfast perfection. Topped with almond butter, banana slices, and cinnamon OR avocado slices and red onion. The possibilities are endless.
WARNING: This will not resemble your typical piece of wheat toast, since it has a much different consistency and taste. This will however keep you fuller longer and provide you with more vitamins and minerals. You may even ditch wheat toast for good… Well maybe not cold turkey, but it is a great healthy swap to reduce your intake of processed foods since I’m guessing you probably don’t make your own bread, butter, or jelly.
Sweet Potato Toast
1 medium sweet potato, washed
2 Tbsp almond butter
1 banana, sliced
1 dash of cinnamon (to taste)
1. Begin by washing your sweet potato thoroughly. Pat dry.
2. Slice the sweet potato creating 1/2-3/4 inch slices (similar to a piece of toast).
3. Place in your toaster on high heat and cook until the slices begin to brown on the outside (my toaster required 3 rounds).
4. Top with almond butter, banana slices, and cinnamon before enjoying.