Everyone knows about avocado toast, but it turns out that there is a ton of other stuff you can put on toast (who knew?). Making a quick toast in the morning is easy with minimal clean–up, which helps when you are running out the door. These combos allow for some variety from the tried–and–true avo toast, while packing some major food groups into each bite.
Banana + PB + Cinnamon
Banana and peanut butter are two flavors that everyone loves. This toast can be made with regular bread or even a waffle to step it up a notch. The peanut butter provides a little kick of protein, while the banana and cinnamon provide a healthy sweetness. Spread your choice of nut butter on the top of the toast and layer sliced bananas on top. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!
Sweet Potato + Hummus + Sriracha (or Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning)
For all my gluten free people out there, sauté a large slice of sweet potato cut length-wise and top with your hummus of choice. Add a drizzle of Sriracha for some heat or a sprinkling of Trader Joe’s infamous Everything But the Bagel seasoning for a salty punch. Added bonus: top with an egg for extra protein and yumminess.
Cream Cheese + Smoked Salmon + Cucumber
This combo provides everything that you love about a signature bagel and lox, but with less carbs, plus all of the benefits of the protein in the salmon and cream cheese, just lighter. Smear cream cheese onto the toast and top with slices of salmon and cucumber. Feel free to add some of your other favorite lox toppings such as red onion, capers, tomato, or dill.
Tomato + Pesto + Mozzarella
Drizzle your toast with a little bit of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil for all of you non–Rachel Ray fans) and slather on some pesto. Top with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese and finish with some salt and pepper.
Berries + Yogurt + Granola
Surprise! Yogurt doesn’t only have to be eaten in a bowl. This toast is a win–win situation because it combines all of your breakfast favorites. Spread yogurt (greek works best, but any type of thicker yogurt will work) over your toast and top with your choice of berries. Crush some granola into small clusters and sprinkle on top. If you want something a little sweeter, drizzle honey on top to finish it off.
These toasts will make getting up in the morning a little easier; they're quick and easy so that you don’t have to wake up any earlier, plus are cheaper than picking something up on the way to class. They provide a combination of protein and carbs to fuel you through that grueling 9 am and keep you full until lunchtime.