Recipe: Sweet potato toast

Today, was the first day of my leave before our baby comes! I woke up thinking about my little gal – and also woke up relishing in the fact that I didn’t have to fit in a quick breakfast before heading to catch the bus (I’m not going to lie, I’m not going to miss OC Transpo for a while…) Before my world gets turned upside down with a new baby, I took the time this morning to make myself a leisurely breakfast. And it was a delicious success!

I decided to try out using sweet potato as toast. This fad hit Pinterest and pretty much every other social media platform months ago and has already seemed to lose steam. I may be late to the game, but I think these little sweet potato toasts are here to stay for me!

Sweet Potato Toast

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cut sweet potato thin (mine were about 4mm thick)
  3. Place on parchment paper and season with:
    • salt and pepper if making a savoury toast
    • cinnamon for a sweet toast
  4. Bake for 20 minutes
  5. Let cool so you can handle them
  6. Top toast with desired toppings
  7. Eat!

I think the key to my success was cutting the sweet potato thin. Also, let’s be honest folks, it’s a potato so it will be a bit mushy (which is why cutting it thin is key!)

The toppings I used this morning were:

  • Savoury: Vegan mayo, egg, spinach, hot sauce
  • Sweet: Almond butter and banana

Using sweet potato as toast has many advantages including:

  • it’s a good source of vitamin A, C and B
  • it’s naturally gluten free
  • it’s an anti-inflammatory food (which is good for everyone in my books!)
  • it won’t spike your blood sugar as much as bread
  • it’s delicious

Don’t think about it too much, just give it a try and let the real, whole foods in your recipes shine!

 

Author: Jackie

Jackie is a certified holistic nutritionist (with the Alive Academy out of Richmond, B.C.) in her spare time. Full-time she works in an office (like many of you!) and is always looking for ways to make her busy life happy and healthy. She is a mom to 2 lovely daughters, and a wife to a picky-eater husband who always keeps her on her toes when she is creating healthy recipes.

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