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  • Bettina Applewhite

Breakfast Toasts

There are lots of mornings where I've forgotten to plan for breakfast and there's not enough time for me to play around in the kitchen. Toast is all there is time for. I'm not talking about just bread and butter. A good hearty toast is an easy, quick meal.

I'm sure you've heard all the breakfast toast craze. You've even seen the $10 toast on your favorite brunch spot's menu. No need to spend all that money on brunch. You can have a fancy brunch dish during the week too.

I like to choose a hearty whole grain bread like Ezekiel bread. You can build your toppings while your bread is toasting.

Peanut Butter (or Cashew Butter), Banana, Honey, Chia Seeds Toast

Peanut butter, banana, honey, and chia seed on toast

This is a fun one. It's sticky and gooey and great. It's packed with protein and fiber from the chia seeds, bread, and peanut butter. The honey gives it just the right amount of sweetness to start your day.

Avocado & Fried Egg Toast

Avocado Toast: Sunny side egg on top of Sliced or Mashed Avocado on Toast

This is a more traditional toast because the avocado toast was the start of the toast craze. Make sure you have a perfectly ripe avocado to make nice slices on your bread. If your avocado is just beyond perfect, it's okay. Just make a mash onto your bread. It works just the same. Layer on a runny yolk egg and sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Delicious. Good fats, fiber, and protein.

Cottage Cheese, Sliced Apples, & Honey

Breakfast Toast: Low-Fat Cottage Cheese, Sliced Apples, and Honey

I remember when I used to think cottage cheese was "old people food". Well, I guess I might fit into that category now because it's yummy. Top your hearty toast with low-fat cottage cheese, sliced honeycrisp or fuji apples, and drizzle on some honey. That's fiber, calcium, protein, and fruit all in one bite.

You can easily have a balanced meal on a slice of bread. And all in less than 5 minutes. There's no reason to skip breakfast now.



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