Packed with fiber and other essential nutrients, sweet potatoes are the latest way to pack on delicious toppings. Check out 4 ways to do it right with nutrition Expert Marissa Thiry!
Ever feel like your morning meal lacks excitement? You’re not alone. It’s easy to get into a routine of grabbing the same breakfast everyday out of convenience and habit. Chances are, your go-to breakfast is probably skimping on variety, flavor, and maybe even nutrients.
This week, skip the hard boiled egg or packet of oatmeal and mix it up with this lineup of sweet potato toast! Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, as well as a very good source of vitamin C that can help your body fight infections. At a low price point, they are a great option for a tasty breakfast with a variety of toppings to chose from to tackle any craving. You’ll be getting loads of nutrients in the morning hours and keep your tastebuds happy, too.
To make sweet potato toast:
Thoroughly wash sweet potatoes with soap and water and slice length-wise into ¼-inch thick slices or to desired thickness.
In a toaster – Slice off any pointy ends to avoid getting the “toast” stuck in the toaster. Toast on high for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
In an oven – Rub with olive oil and bake for 25 minutes at 400°F, flipping halfway through. Set oven to broil and cook 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through.
Let the sweet potato toast cool for 2-4 minutes before topping to your heart’s content.
Here are 4 creative ways to top them off:
Keep it classic with almond butter and sliced banana. Top with coconut flakes and cacao nibs for a sweet and nutritious treat that doubles as dessert.
- Almond butter
- Coconut flakes
- Cacao nibs
For a more traditional breakfast approach, try the avocado-tomato-egg combination. Eggs are an excellent source of protein and a great way to kickstart your morning. Protein helps to keep you fuller, longer, so you can power through your morning full-speed ahead.
- Red pepper flakes
Fallin’ For You
Feeling like fall? Try the ultimate fall-flavor recipe with almond butter, apple slices, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. If you close your eyes, you can actually picture yourself apple picking on an October day.
- Almond butter
Take your morning parfait up a notch with this parfait-inspired recipe. Top your sweet potato with greek yogurt, fresh fruit, and sliced almonds for a fresh (and colorful) start to your morning.
- Plain nonfat greek yogurt
- Sliced almonds
IMAGE: MARISSA THIRY
Marissa Thiry, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Orange County, CA with a passion for health, wellness, and delicious food. With her love of innovating in the kitchen and testing unique flavors from different cultures, Marissa helps others understand that eating should be an experience, not a task. Make a visit to read more from Marissa.