Sweet potatoes are a staple at the Thanksgiving dinner table and are typically prepared as a casserole dish topped with marshmallows or nuts. If you want a twist on your typical breakfast, try eating sweet potatoes toast.
The Sweet Perks
Sweet potatoes are exploding with nutrition! Here’s what we know:
- They have a TON of Vitamin A (roughly 377% RDA per cup)
- They are a good source of fiber (4 grams/cup)
- They contain less potassium than a regular white potato (448mg/cup)
- They are naturally gluten free
The best perk about sweet potato toast is that if you have picky eaters, they can top whatever they want on top of their toast. It’s hard to get bored with sweet potato toast! The toppings are unlimited.
Topping Ideas + Nutrition Benefits
The key to optimizing your sweet potato toast slices is to add a source of protein along with either a fruit or vegetable. The protein and fiber will keep you feeling fuller for a longer period of time. Be creative and have fun
- Natural Peanut Butter (or almond butter) + Banana Slices
- Scrambled Egg + Bacon
- Nutella + Strawberry Slices
- Cream cheese + jalapeño jelly (for a spicy kick) if you want something sweet, sub for fruit preserves, such as, apricot preserves or berry preserves
- Romain lettuce + Tuna Salad or Chicken Salad topped with chopped green onions
- Fried Egg + Avocado Slices
- Mashed Avocado + Tomato Wedges + splash of tabasco sauce
- Peanut Butter + Apple Slices + Raisins
If you search Pinterest using the search term sweet potato toast, you’ll get so many more ideas. Not to mention pretty food pictures to make you hungry.
For a step by step guide and instructional video check out Kathryn’s blog, Family Food on the Table. You’ll be glad you did.
Post a picture in the comments if you decide to give this a try!