Truth be told… the ‘Toast Trend’ is totally titillating to the tastebuds.
It’s no wonder why there’s been so much media fuss about it; plus it’s great because of its simplicity, which accounts for those times that you’re in a hurry and in need of a quick feed.
The other day I discovered a few lonely avocados laying around, and thought I’d get creative by whipping up some combinations that would surely complement the avocado toast. In the end, I came up with the Fab 5 variations listed below. Feel free to pick and choose your favorite(s), and note that I’ve included the calorie/macronutrient content in case you’re keeping track of your intake..
A Few Avocado Facts First:
Avocado is considered a “healthy fat’ with 22g of fat in just one avocado alone. And just so you know, there’s nothing wrong with including a little avocado in your diet, so long as it’s not taken to excess. The recommended dose is actually about 2 tbsp/nearly half an avocado (I know, I know…I wish it was more too). So basically, within moderation, and a well-balanced diet, the omega 3 fatty acids found in avocado can actually lower the risk of heart disease, improve blood levels of LDL, and lower levels of oxidative stress in the bloodstream. √√√
So just remember this: whether you’re at home or at work, when in doubt – whip up some avocado toast. 🙂
Macronutrient Profile of Staple Ingredients:
»Avocado (1)- 232 calories/ Macros – 11g carb, 3g protein, 20.9g fat
»Hummus (1 tbsp.) – 27 calories/ Macros – 1.3g fat, 3g carb, 0protein
»Sun dried tomato (3 pieces) – 45calories/ Macros – 5g carb, 1g protein, 2.5 g fat.
»Pine nuts (2 tbsp) – 190 calories/ Macros – 7g fat, 4.5g carb, 2g protein
»Edamame (2 tbsp) – 30 calories/ Marcros – 2.2g carb, 2.6g protein, 1.4g fat
The Fab 5 Featured Variations:
Avocado + Edamame
»Honey Mustard sauce: mix 1 tbsp. of raw & unfiltered honey with Dijon Mustard (this sauce complements the rest of the ingredients + flavor)
»Wasabi peas + Okra pickle on top
Avocado + Cactus (Nopales)
»Fresh tomato + cilantro
»Add a bit of lime
Avocado + Smoked Salmon
»Purple onion (finely chop)
»Green olives (or capers)
»Garnish with fresh dill + pepper
Avocado + Sun dried tomato
»Sun dried tomato
Avocado + Pine Nuts
»Optional: Hummus spread
Personally, they’re all good (ha!), but I know every tastebud has its taste… 😉
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