Growing up, I was never much of a breakfast person. I'm pretty weird and actually didn't start eating eggs until a few years ago. But much like fine wine and good cheese, I have found breakfast food gets better with age. Okay, not the best analogy but ya catch my drift. Unlike my childhood self, I appreciate breakfast now. I'm all about extravagant brunches or trips to the diner when time and money allow but we are busy people and although it's a travesty, brunch is not always an option. When I need something that provides plenty of energy but is also a snap to make, I turn to toast (aka the best think since sliced bread)!
Toast is about as versatile a food there is. Depending how you top it, you can make it sweet, savory, or something in between. We all love our avocado toast but lately my favorite way to slice it (lolz) is with almond butter and strawberries. It is super simple and delish and just as satisfying. I could eat it every day for breakfast but its also a great snack to fuel up after working out too.
It's very important to choose your bread wisely. You may think of bread as a "blank canvas" for the toppings, but then you are mistaken. Picking the right type of toast can make or break a breakfast. Seriously though. My current choice is Ezekiel bread which is a nutrient packed bread made with sprouted grains. Not only is it good for your digestive system but it is low calorie, low carb and delivers a ridiculous amount of health benefits like amino acids, vitamins and fiber. I am not a super health freak so you can trust me on this one. I am the first to recognize that trading our basic foods for their "health-conscious" versions can mean compromising in taste but I'd be the first to attest that Ezekiel bread tastes just as good, if not better than your go-to wheat.
And as with any of my recipes, in order to insure it is truly worthy, it must receive the Darcy seal of approval.
So break out your toasters and get creative!