May
25

Bread is back baby. That’s right, we’re toasting it up, then throwing on ALL the toppings on today’s Wellness Wednesday in partnership with my wonderful friends over at Blue Diamond.

I don’t know about you, but morning toast happens to be one of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy a quick, nutritious breakfast. Over the past few years, bread has gotten a bad rap mostly due to people experimenting with gluten or grain free diets. Today I’m making a claim that bread (or toast) is back and ready to be enjoyed again!

So, why do I love bread so much? It’s easy to throw in the toaster making it a quick on-the-go breakfast. Of course I’ve been through my peanut butter, almond butter & avocado toast phase, but today we’re moving on to bigger and better toppings. Toppings that are as beautiful as they are delicious to eat. Toppings that you may have never thought to put on your toast…

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Healthy Breakfast Toasts to try with nutritious healthy toppings. Easy to make, great for kids & so beautiful!

Before we dive into some of my favorites right now, I’d love to chat a little bit about what to look for when selecting bread. Here we go!

Pay attention to the ingredient list. If there are multiple ingredients you can’t pronounce then more than likely that bread has plenty of unnecessary additives. The other day I picked up a “HEALTHY” loaf of bread, which had over 15 ingredients, most of which I couldn’t figure out unless I played Dr. Google.

Go for sprouted bread. Sprouted bread makes some of the best toast and often has higher protein and fiber and as you may already know, helps to keep us fuller longer! Many say that sprouted grains are the best way for our bodies to absorb and digest the nutrition as sprouting helps to release the vital nutrients in the grain itself. Sprouted bread is not by any means gluten free. Here’s a great article that explains sprouted bread more in depth.

More grains doesn’t always mean better. You’ll often see labels that say multi-grain or 10 grain bread, but that doesn’t mean that the bread is 100% whole grain or better for you. In fact, often times it can contain refined flour (which we like to avoid). Choose 100% whole grain or 100% whole wheat, or of course sprouted bread.

Watch the sugar. Sometimes there can be up to 4g of sugar per slice of bread. It’s best to aim for only 1g of sugar or less. You can always add a sweet topping to your toast later (see below)!

Now, let’s get to the toast toppings!

Blackberry & honey almond butter breakfast toast + healthy toast toppings!

Sweet Blackberry Honey Almond Butter

I love this breakfast toast because it has fiber & protein packed almond butter, a hint of antioxidants from blackberries, plus a little sweetness from honey and the crunchy honey coated almonds.

Here’s how to make it:

Toast 1 slice of bread of choice (I prefer sprouted).

Top with 1 tablespoon almond butter + 9 fresh blackberries + 1 teaspoon of honey + 1 tablespoon chopped Blue Diamond honey roasted almonds

Greek yogurt, chia seeds & blueberries on toast + tons of healthy toast toppings!

Omega 3 Blueberry Chia Greek Yogurt

Leftover greek yogurt that needs to be used up? Put it on your breakfast toast. I love this toast because it has nutrition rich chia seeds that are full of fiber & omega 3s. It also contains probiotics and protein from the greek yogurt. With each bite you’ll get crunchy, creamy and sweetness thanks to Blueberry Blue Diamond Almonds (seriously they are amazing).

Here’s how to make it:

Toast 1 slice of bread of choice

Top with 1/4 cup greek yogurt + 2 teaspoons chia seeds + a few blueberries + Oven Roasted Blueberry Blue Diamond Almonds.

almond joy breakfast toast! Plus a ton of other healthy toast toppings to choose from.

Salted Almond coconut (dark chocolate, coconut & almond)

Can you imagine the flavors of a candy bar on your toast? Yes, it’s more than possible and the absolute best when you’re craving something sweet. Because toasts can be for snacks or dessert, right? Absolutely!

Here’s how to make it:

Toast 1 slice of bread

Top with 1 tablespoon homemade dark chocolate almond butter + 1 tablespoon coconut flakes + 1 tablespoon Blue Diamond Oven Roasted Sea Salt Almonds + extra sea salt

breakfast toast goals. strawberry, peanut butter, banana and dark chocolate chunks

Strawberry, Banana, Peanut Butter + Dark Chocolate

Truly one of my favorite toasts out there and often a breakfast favorite after a workout. You get a hint of potassium & vitamin A from the strawberries & bananas. You’ll also get a good amount of protein from the peanut butter & Blue Diamond Oven Roasted Dark Chocolate Almonds. TOTALLY OBSESSED.

Here’s how to make it:

Toast 1 slice of bread of choice

Top with 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter + banana slices + 1 square chopped dark chocolate + 1 tablespoon crushed Blue Diamond Oven Roasted Dark Chocolate Almonds.

Blue Diamond Almonds

HUGE thank you to Blue Diamond for making these breakfast toasts even more extraordinary. Here are a few flavors I’ve been loving so far. They’re great in DIY trail mixes or just popping after dinner when you’re craving something sweet.

Question for you:

What’s your favorite breakfast toast creation? Leave a comment below so I can make it!

 

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