Sweet Potato Toast 3 Ways - Sophie Uliano

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Sweet Potato Toast 3 Ways

Sweet Potato Toast 3 Ways

Sweet Potatoes are one of the best super foods on the planet. And, you get a lot of bang for your buck because it’s an inexpensive way to make sure you get a bucket load of vitamins and minerals. This is why you need to try my Sweet Potato Toast 3 Ways.

Sweet potatoes are obviously gluten-free, so much better than regular bread when making “Avocado Toast”. They also have a low GI, which means that their sugars are slow-releasing. Compared to refined grains, and white potatoes, they will not spike your blood sugar.

Sweet Potato Toast Three Ways

What’s most fun is that you can actually make them in a regular toaster. Here’s how:

  1. Slice an orange fleshed sweet potato into 1/4 inch slices (no thicker or it won’t cook through).
  2. Toast for about 6 minutes in your toaster (usually about 3 cycles) until it is browning all over, but just short of burning (fine line as the burn happens alarmingly quickly).
  3. You can bake slices on a greased baking sheet (400 F for 15 minutes), if you prefer.
  4. Remove from oven or toaster and brush with olive oil
  5. Consider one of the delicious toppings below.

 

SWEET POTATO WITH CANNELINI BEANS

This is my favorite because the beans pack such a hefty protein punch.

Ingredients

  • One large sweet potato
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed or finely grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 zucchini, cut into ribbons
  • 1 can of cannellini beans (or any white bean), drained
  • A few arugula leaves.

Instructions

 

  1. Mix everything except for the white beans and zucchini ribbons together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler, spiralizer, or mandolin to make ribbons or spirals with your zucchini (or you can grate them with a box grater), then add the ribbons to the bowl too. Add beans and zucchini to other ingredients, and combine well.
  3.  Set aside to soften and soak up the flavors while you make your toast.
  4. When toast is ready, lay a few arugula leaves on each slice, and add a heaped tablespoon of the bean topping.

 

SWEET POTATO WITH NUT BUTTER AND BANANA

This is insanely delicious. Kids love it too – a perfect after-school snack.

 

Ingredients

  • Banana, slices
  • Nut butter ( I like to use peanut for this)
  • Raw honey
  • A handful of dry-roasted peanuts.
  • Sea Salt

 

Instructions

Smear the nut butter on a still warm slice, and top with banana, a drizzle of honey, nuts, and a tiny pinch of salt (optional).

SWEET POTATO WITH AVOCADO AND BACONAlthough I don’t eat bacon, I included this for my family members who do. If you don’t eat meat like me, you can always add a veggie bacon bits.

Ingredients

2 slices of sweet potato (just under half an inch thick)

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp of plain yogurt
  • Sea Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices bacon (free from nitrites)
  • Sweet smoky paprika

Instructions

Smash the avocado, and add the yogurt, lemon, and seasoning. Smear over the potato toast. Top with bacon or veggie bits, and a sprinkle of Paprika.

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