Toast. A staple food in most households, right? Yes, it’s cheap, but not incredibly nutritious (especially those ultra-processed white varieties). I’m all about nutrient-dense energy hacks that will benefit the whole family. Subbing regular processed toast for sweet potato toast will provide a scrummy, well balanced, fibre-rich energy kick to your day. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of carotenoids (the pigments which give them their vivid colour!) which the body converts to vitamin A, an antioxidant that is essential for the health of your eyes and skin.
Why you’ll love this recipe:
- It’s super simple and ready in minutes!
- You can eat it at any time of the day. Top with eggs in the morning or cinnamon for a sweet snack
- You’ll feel satisfied, without the usual energy dip an hour after that you usually experience from regular processed bread
Can my children eat this too?
Absolutely. Children also have an innate preference for sweet tasting things, so you might just find they like it more than regular toast!
Could I use regular baking potatoes instead?
You could, but you won’t be getting the same hit of vitamin A as you do with sweet potatoes.
What can I put on my sweet potato toast?
I’m glad you asked! Here are my 5 favourite ways to enjoy sweet potato sliders…
- Grass-fed butter and cinnamon
- Peanut butter and cocoa nibs
- Avocado, eggs and chilli flakes
- Avocado and smoked salmon
- Hummus, beetroot and pumpkin seeds
All you do:
Simply slice the sweet potato into 0.5cm thick slices and place in a toaster or under the grill until they become soft. This is approximately 5 minutes under the grill and 4 rounds in the toaster.
What’s your favourite way to top your sweet potato toast? Share your ideas on social media and tag @wellnourishedclub