Today is ‎National Toast Day‬!

Not only is it National Toast Day, but it’s also Heart Month.  Why not switch out your traditional peanut butter and jam with creamy avocado? ‬Although avocados have a high fat content, they’re a nutrient all-star and a great source of potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, and lutein.  Avocados also contains good amounts of soluble and insoluble fiber.

Health Magazine posted, “7 Delicious New Takes on Avocado Toast.”

Classic

Whole-grain (or sourdough) bread, mashed avocado, sea salt, black pepper. Add hot sauce or red pepper flakes for some heat, if you like.

Photo: Beth Lipton

Photo: Beth Lipton

 

Smoked salmon

Whole-grain bread, mashed avocado, 2 Tbsp. flaked smoked salmon, 1 tsp. lemon zest, pepper. Sliced red onion is optional.

Photo: Beth Lipton

Photo: Beth Lipton

 

Egg

Whole-grain bread, mashed avocado, 1 fried egg (be extra on-trend by frying in coconut oil), salt and pepper.

Photo: Beth Lipton

Photo: Beth Lipton

 

Veg-heavy

Whole-grain bread, mashed avocado, 6 thin slices cucumber, 4 to 6 thin slices radish, 1 Tbsp. chopped olives. Drizzle with 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, season with salt and pepper.

Photo: Beth Lipton

Photo: Beth Lipton

 

Nacho

Whole-grain bread, mashed avocado, 2 Tbsp. salsa (drained), 1 Tbsp. shredded Cheddar or jack. Broil until the cheese melts (watch carefully to prevent burning).

Photo: Beth Lipton

Photo: Beth Lipton

 

Seedy

Whole-grain bread, mashed avocado mixed with 1 tsp. chia seeds, 2 tsp. each sunflower and hemp seeds, a splash of lemon juice, salt and pepper. Top with more seeds, if desired.

Photo: Beth Lipton

Photo: Beth Lipton

 

*Recipe and Photo Credit:  Health Magazine

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