10 Foods That Are Way Better Than Avocado Toast
Because avocado toast on your Instagram is so 2014.
- •Nut Butter with Energizing SuperfoodsFirst pick your favorite nut butter—almond, cashew, peanut, etc.—and then sprinkle away! Try a variety of toppings like hemp seeds, chia seeds, dried goji berry, dried mulberries, pepitas, and so on; they will add essential nutrients to your snack, not to mention plenty of visual appeal to any variety of toast.
- •Cucumbers and Fatty FishAnother way to get your fill of omega-3s is to cut up some slices of cucumber, which will serve as your "bread," and top them with smoked salmon and sprouts.
- •Frozen BananaRoll a banana in yogurt (ideally fat-free Greek or something with no added sugar) and chopped nuts mix and then freeze it. Next, chop up the banana and layer it on toast or fiber crackers with a thin coating of almond butter. Yum—and fun!
- •Sweet Potato Toast with Cinnamon and WalnutsCut up a sweet potato and pop it in the toaster. Next, sprinkle it with some cinnamon and walnuts. A sweet potato is a great source of complex carbohydrates, which help raise levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood.
- •Mini FrittataGet your fill by whisking eggs with chopped veggies, salt, and pepper. You can even bake them in muffin tins!
- •Ricotta, Peach, and BasilSmear your toast with ¼ cup ricotta, top with fresh peach slices, and then add some freshly-torn basil. "It's a unique and delicious flavor combo.
- •Ricotta and Apricot JamLayer some ricotta cheese on toast and then top it with no-sugar-added apricot jam. DeFazio likes this combination because apricots are high in potassium and the ricotta provides protein and calcium. This is a satisfying post-workout snack or an after-meal mini dessert.
- •Watermelon PureePuree raw peas, broccoli, or asparagus and spread it over your bread. Top it with diced watermelon, feta cheese, and mint. Then sprinkle some lemon zest, and you'll end up with a creamy, crunchy, flavor-packed morning meal loaded with calcium, iron, vitamin A and protein.
- •Ricotta Cheese and LoxThink of this as an indulgent weekend breakfast, but one that is full of omega-3s and protein, so it's great any day of the week.
- •Canned Salmon MashMash salmon with onions, spices, salt, and pepper. Stuff the mixture into half of a raw bell pepper. Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that help to relieve depressive symptoms, while DHA is imperative for overall brain health. Meanwhile, the raw bell pepper is a healthy alternative to bread for anyone on a low-carb diet.