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How to Make That Sweet Potato Toast You’ve Been Seeing Everywhere on Instagram
By Corinne Keating
Another day, another Insta-famous food trend making our mouths water as we scroll. Luckily, sweet potato toast isn't only trendy, but healthy. If you're on a gluten-free diet or watching your carbs, there's no bread involved here, so go ahead and ditch it.
The best part? Making sweet potato toast is as simple as washing, drying, and thinly slicing a medium-sized sweet potato and toasting it to perfection.
The only other step left is figuring out which Insta-worthy toppings you want to try out. We've rounded up some seriously great toppers for your creation.
Sweet Potato Toast with Mashed Avocado and Fried Eggs
This simple version of sweet potato toast is topped with a fried egg and delicious, smashed avocado. Season with a little salt and pepper and you've got a quick, simple, and delicious breakfast that won't pack on the calories and is filled with good carbohydrates and fats. This would be a great breakfast or even post-workout snack. Get the recipe!
Joy Bauer’s Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter, and Banana Toast
Looking for a light, sweet treat in the morning? Toast your sweet potato slices and simply add a nut butter of your choice and top it off with fruit. Add an extra flavor and some nutrients with cinnamon, nutmeg, or even some chia seeds. Not only will you be full from this, but you'll also sneak in some great protein and a serving of fruit. Get the recipe!
Breakfast Sweet Potato Toast with Spicy Guac and Eggs
Spice things up a little by topping your toast with some creamy guacamole and chili pepper or cayenne. The spicy kick will offset the tender sweet potato toast perfectly. You can also add a hard-boiled or scrambled egg for some added protein and flavor. Get the recipe!
The ‘Elvis 2.0’ Sweet Potato Toast
This is a twist on The King's favorite snack: peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches. Replace the peanut butter with cashew butter and the bread with sweet potato toast. Add some crumbled bacon for a salty topper and dig in at any time of the day. Get the recipe!
Sweet Potato Toast with Avocado, Cucumber, Smoked Salmon, and Poached Egg
A slightly more polished version of this dish brings in a variety of savory flavors that are sure to satisfy. Top your toast with avocado, crunchy cucumber, smoked salmon, and poached eggs for a deliciously filling morning pick-me-up. Get the recipe!
Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Loaded Toast
This version of sweet potato toast could really be enjoyed for any meal, including dinner! Top your toasted sweet potato with avocado, pate, and 40 ounces of fish (this recipe uses mahi-mahi). Garnish with dill, lemon, and parsley. You'll have a version of this Insta-trend that'd be great for entertaining guests at a dinner party or enjoyed at a family meal. Get the recipe!
The possibilities are really endless when it comes to this trendy dish. Enjoy sweet potato toast for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even as a snack. Try out the recipes above to come up with your favorite concoction—just don't forget to capture your creation on Instagram before you devour it all!
Corinne Keating is a health and wellness writer and enthusiast. When she isn't writing for her blog Why So Well, you can find her hiking, biking, or at the nearest coffee shop.
Reposted with permission from our media associate Healthline.
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