Toast Tuesdays, a popular trending hashtag in the Instagram community- especially among wellness and heath bloggers and I am SO on board. Bread always get a bad rep, and as a nutritionist (soon to be RD) I would like to put this statement out in the universe, or at least the internet — Bread is EVERYTHING. Bread is not making you fat. Eating too much bread and other shit is. Ugh- buying a fresh loaf of bread at Whole Foods or the local bakery, nothing better. If your body can tolerate it – there is totally nothing wrong with enjoying a slice or two..
Bread rant over. On last thing: Carbs- I love you.
So back to #ToastTuesday I’m obsessed with it because I get to enjoy my favorite thing in the world (bread- duh) with an infinite about of toppings. There are three major building nutrients that our body needs- AKA macronutritents. Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat. We have the carbohydrate already so now we can build our toast by adding a fat and a protein. For me, starting my day off with the balance of carbs, protein and fat keeps my brain working right away and I do not get hungry until lunch. BAM.
The best thing about toast is that you can KEEP adding to it just to make it more nutrient dense.
- 1 Slice of white bread
- 1/2 Avocado
- 1/4 cup cucumbers
- 2 tbsp corn
- 12 Pistachios, shelled
- Hemp Seeds
- Salt and pepper
- Toast one slice of bread until crispy
- Top with avocado and cucumber
- Sprinkle on Pistachios and Hemp seeds
- Top with your favorite hot sauce
Proteins I like to use as a toast topper: Almond butter, Peanut butter, Egg (hard boiled or over easy), shredded chicken, nuts and seeds.
Fats I use are avocado, olive oil, nuts and seeds
Additionals: I like to had fresh herbs or dried spices to my bread. Sometimes, if it’s a sweeter bread, as pictured below, I will add a drizzle of raw honey.
If you are a blogger or a toast fan- share your favorite way you enjoy toast tuesday below! Also, feel free to tag me @sweatandglow in your next toasty post !