There is no quicker breakfast than a slice of toast, and when paired with the right toppings, toast makes a healthy and hearty meal on the go. Although toast and bread in general have a bit of a bad rap, it is one they certainly do not deserve. In fact, when paired with the right combination of toppings, toast makes a great breakfast, lunch or snack. So here are 12 healthy toast toppings that will be sure to satisfy you whether you are in the mood for something savoury or sweet.
1. Almond Butter + Banana + Cinnamon
These toast toppings are a classic combination, but the addition of cinnamon helps to elevate this combo by adding a hint of natural sweetness without adding any sugar.
2. Avocado + Nutritional Yeast + Chilies
If you’ve yet to try nutritional yeast, this is the way to do it. Although it might sound a little odd, nutritional yeast has a natural cheezie flavour and gives a simple avocado toast a little umami je-ne-sais-quoi. Top it all off with a sprinkle of chillies for a bit of heat and a touch of sea salt to help tie it all together.
3. Roasted Red Peppers + Feta
The perfect combination of salty, savoury and sweet, every bite of roasted red pepper and feta toast is sure to hit all of your taste buds, making these toast toppings one of the best of the bunch.
4. Hummus + Cucumber + Sea Salt
For a quick and easy snack, a spread of your choice of hummus, sliced cucumber and a sprinkle of sea salt give you a hearty toast topping with a little plant-based protein in every bite.
5. Egg + Spinach + Pesto
This combo might be the perfect morning toast! Quickly cook spinach in a pan with oil, fry up an egg, and top it all off with a dollop of pesto for a filling meal that will keep you fueled for your day ahead.
6. Tahini + Honey
If you’ve never tried tahini with honey, you are in for quite the surprise. Although tahini is quite savoury on its own, when paired with a drizzle of honey it takes on a whole new flavour, similar to salted caramel, making this toast topping the perfect sweet treat.
7. Goat Cheese + Strawberries
A goat cheese and strawberry salad is a restaurant menu staple and the good news is it’s just as good on toast, if not better. You can slice up fresh strawberries or take it the extra step and whip up a quick batch of my Strawberry Chia Seed Jam for this sweet and savoury combination.
8. Baba Ganoush + Sprouts
Made with roasted eggplant, tahini, olive oil and seasonings, baba ganoush is easy to find in just about every grocery store. It’s a great alternative to hummus, especially for those who can’t tolerate chickpeas, and topped with fresh sprouts is a great way to increase your intake of leafy greens.
9. Pecan Butter + Sliced Apple
Although pecan butter is my personal favourite, apple on toast works well with just about any nut butter you like, be it peanut, almond or cashew. For the best results, be sure to cut your apples nice and thin so you can easily slice through them on every bite.
10. Tomato + Balsamic + Sea Salt
This combination may seem simple, but if you’ve got really fresh seasonal tomatoes the simplicity of this toast topping is what makes it so incredible. However, if your tomatoes are not quite as ripe as you would like them to be a little spread of homemade mayo or creamy goat cheese goes a long way.
11. Mushrooms + Garlic + Thyme
Although this combination requires a little cooking, it’s totally worth the effort. Simply cook sliced mushrooms in a pan with oil, minced garlic and thyme, and top on toast with a sprinkle of sea salt for some rich and earthy eats.
12. Avocado + Fresh Salsa + Coriander
Think of this combination as an Italian bruschetta with a Mexican flare; creamy avocado, fresh salsa or pico de galo, and a generous sprinkle of chopped coriander help to take these toast toppings from good to great.