Ah, avocado toast. How did we live without you for so long? The classic version couldn’t be any simpler to make and yet is oh-so delicious. Plus, avocados are good for you: They’re rich in healthy fats, antioxidant polyphenols, potassium, fiber and even protein. What’s more, research shows that eating half an avocado as part of your midday meal staves off hunger for a full three hours after lunch, leaving you less likely to reach for that 3p.m. donut.
Ready to whip up your own avocado toast? We asked three top nutritionists for their favorite takes on this hot food trend.
1. Avocado Toast With Tomato
Nutritionist Keri Glassman kicks off her morning with this easy-to-make recipe.
- 1 slice of Ezekiel bread
- 1/3 avocado
- 2 slices tomato
- Sea salt, black pepper
Spread avocado over bread, layer on tomatoes and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.
2. Avocado Toast With Poached Egg and Parmesan
Nutritionist Heather Bauer, founder of the monthly healthy food delivery service Bestowed, recommends this protein-rich avocado toast recipe to her clients.Ingredients:
- 1 poached egg
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 slice of Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free 7-grain bread, toasted
- 1 teaspoon shaved Parmesan
- Fresh pepper on top
Spread avocado on toasted bread, place the poached egg on top, layer on Parmesan and sprinkle with fresh pepper.
3. Savory Avocado Toast With Turkey and Horseradish Sauce
If you’re craving a savory snack or light lunch, whip up nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix’s take on avocado toast.
- 1 slice 100% whole grain bread, toasted
- 1/3 avocado
- 2 slices turkey
- 2 slices cucumber
- 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce/li>
Smear avocado on toast. Layer on turkey, followed by a smear of horseradish sauce. Place cucumber slices on top.