The Amazing Benefits of Eating Toasted Bread
IS ONE SLICE OF TOAST ENOUGH?
Dietician Melissa Meier of mybodyandsoul.com says the trick is eating the wholegrain variety – the brown, seedy kind. “Don’t feel the need to stop at one slice, either,” she adds, “One slice counts as a single serve of grains, of which women between 19-50 are recommended to have 6 per day!”
WHAT TO PUT ON YOUR TOAST?
We’ve already mentioned that putting butter on your toast can defeat the object of having a healthy meal, but what IS a good alternative to put on your toast that won’t ruin your healthy eating effort?
Here’s a selection of options that are great for making your toast into a tasty meal.
1. Almond butter, banana and cinnamon – a bit of natural sweetener goes a very long way.
2. Avocado, cucumber and sea salt
3. Roasted red peppers and feta
4. Hummus, cucumber and sea salt
5. Egg, spinach and pesto (quickly fry the spinach in a little oil and add a poached egg for the perfect way to start the day).
6. Avocado, fresh salsa and coriander
7. Mushrooms, garlic and thyme
8. Pecan butter and sliced apple
Other excellent ingredients you could use include: Salad items/eggs/low fat cheese/beans/tomatoes/beetroot