Try This: Vegan Toast

Avocado Toast

March 28, 2011   18 Comments

Guess what I didn't use on my toast this morning?

Butter! Yes, I left the butter in the fridge and grabbed a ripe avocado off my counter and spread some of this luscious fruit on my toast.

Toast with butter is heavenly (I agree) but so is avocado toast. You can avoid that "animal fat" which isn't good for your heart and you will use ZERO animal products with this snack.

And, avocados have been shown to REDUCE cholesterol levels and they have a lot of fiber. Your heart will thank you - and you are making a "green choice".

I know dieters are concerned about the amount of fat in an avocado, but once you hold the chips, nacho cheese, and sour cream, avocados are low in calorie :)

Actually, the nutritional bang for your calorie consumption is worth it for avocados and if you combine it with a 100% whole grain toast - you have a killer snack.

See this article on toast: How To Pick Healthy Bread - A Toast to Toast

It can be difficult to find an inexpensive and delicious avocado. I buy them when they are about $1 each because I have found if I pay $3 for an avocado it tastes terrible. I believe the $1 price indicates that they are in season and here that season starts in February.

To keep an avocado from turning brown, just leave the pit in the avocado when you store it.

I like to add a little salt or a squirt of lemon (if I have it) to my avocado toast. You can also layer a tomato or other sandwich stuff for a truly luxurious snack.

Kids also seem to really love avocado on their toast. Call it "green" toast and you have an instant hit (green eggs, green ham, green toast...).

What is your favorite use for avocados?


Avocado Toast Recipe

(serves 1)
1/4 ripe avocado
1 slice 100% whole grain toast
salt to taste

Spread avocado on toast. Salt to taste and enjoy!

150 calories, 8.3 g fat, 15.9 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g protein, 6.3 g fiber, 136 mg sodium, 4 Points+

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18 Comments:

Great Idea, but why not just drizzle olive oil and roasted tomatoes with a little bit of radish sprouts? maybe some white pepper and a dash of salt? Or even a bit of apple butter? We can make or get it year round and apple vs avocado? Just as easy to come by if not more and stores longer than the easily bruised yet very tasty avocado. Just a thought.

on March 28, 2011

Thanks for the simple, tasty, nutritious idea!

on March 28, 2011

I love spreading avocado on toast. It melts a little on hot toast and is super delicious. Avocado is also great on bagels, and is a tasty alternative to cream cheese in the morning.

on March 28, 2011

Avo toast is one of my fave treats and a healthy source of fat. I used to get this exact thing at a cafe in our building (since closed) sometimes I'd get it as avo-bacon toast which is even better.. but for a meatless treat, you're so right!

on March 28, 2011

This is one of my favorites! I've been doing this for years - it's so filling and delicious! I add a sprinkle of salt and sometimes a few red pepper flakes on top - fantastic!!!

on March 28, 2011

I actually love to add jam on top of my avocado toast. Try it!

on March 28, 2011

I love avocado! I like to also sprinkle a little cayenne on my salted avocado. yummmm

on March 28, 2011

A bread ? Hello empty carbs......

on March 28, 2011

Love avocado! I use it in place of mayo on a sandwich or wrap.

on March 28, 2011

Those whole wheat thin buns with avocado in the middle with Trader Joe's sundried tomatoes (the dried kind in a 3 oz bag not the ones packed in olive oil)are heavenly--no need to toast the bread....

on March 28, 2011

@Haywood, I don't think you were paying attention; we aren't talking Wonder bread here. A lovely slice of whole-grsin toast is packed with nutrients, fiber and--yaaay!--wonderful flavor. Sheeesh! Empty carbs, indeed

on March 28, 2011

Lovely idea~ I haven't been seeing any avocados in my store lately...or any at all. I must go look though!
@Haywood: Not all bread is full of empty carbs. White bread is pretty much empty carbs, but a nice 100% whole grain toast/bread isn't. Besides, bread can help with the needed 48 grams of grains per day.

on March 29, 2011

Earth Balance is great to have on hand as well, it's vegan too. I prefer avocados, but sometimes I just don't have a ripe one around! I don't eat toast too much since I have to have special millet bread, but do love the Earth Balance.

on March 29, 2011

I love avocado on Ryvita with a sprinkle of sumac. It gives a lemony/peppery flavour that matches avocado perfectly. I adore the crunch of the cracker with the squish of the avocado. mmmm

on March 29, 2011

Just tried this before my run last night! Great snack and filled me up.

on March 29, 2011

you rock, Lisa! Snack Girl is the best blog ever! & I'm comparing it to some really neat baking blogs about cupcakes & muffins & lovingthtasmaniandevil.wordpress.com (sorry, I'm being a little silly. there is this muffin blog by a mom that uses muffins to get nutrition into her kids. Is bread vegan? doesn't it have eggs & perhaps milk too? I don't get the vegan thing... not that I'm against it. More power to ya! it just confuses me. it it like a boycott, until animals aren't treated cruelly anymore...? 'cause that makes a little sense I guess.

on March 30, 2011

I love to spread a tablespoon of avocado with a tablespoon of reduced fat cream cheese on my toast! So delicious and filling.

on March 30, 2011

I loved this toast! I added the tomato and squirt of lemon juice. So yummy! Thx snack girl. So glad I found this site

on April 1, 2011


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