Hey hey hope everyone had a great week. I’m back with a super easy recipe that’s perfect anytime of the day – avocado toast!! I know I know, its super simple, but did you know it can also be really budget friendly? This recipe is can be made food allergy friendly because you can sub gluten free or other allergy-free breads.
What you’ll need:
When in season, avocados can be pretty cheap at the grocery store – less than a dollar to a dollar ish per avocado. California grown avocados are in season February through September, and avocados grown in Mexico are in season year-round.
If you are going to wait a few days before preparing your toast, you can buy avocados that are hard when you squeeze them. But, if you want to make avocado toast in the next day or so, you’ll want to buy avocados that are give a little when squeezed but not overly mushy.
Depending on the bread you buy, it can also be really budget friendly. I recommend a whole grain/whole wheat loaf for some added fiber!! However, the brand and price point are up to you. I opted for thick slices from a whole wheat loaf.
I made avocado toast two ways. One, with eggs and hot sauce, the other with radishes and balsamic drizzle. Avocado toast is really versatile, so you can top it with whatever you’d like or you can just eat it plain. I added a side of Greek yogurt to the avocado toast with the radishes and balsamic for protein. Eggs are the protein source for the other avocado toast. Greek yogurt and eggs are great sources of protein and budget friendly as well, especially when you buy the large container of yogurt.
1.Toast your bread
2.Cut the avocado in half, and carefully remove the seed. Slice and scoop 1/3 of the avocado onto each slice of bread.
3.Top with radishes, eggs, balsamic, hot sauce, etc.
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats (MUFA). These are good fats that help your body absorb nutrients. Avocados are also a good source of fat-soluble vitamins – A, D, E, and K that your body needs. MUFAs also help to lower your LDL cholesterol when they replace saturated and trans fats. Keeping your LDL cholesterol low helps reduce your risk of heart disease.
Avocados and whole wheat bread provide fiber too!! Did you know most Americans do not eat enough fiber? Women should have about 25 grams/day and men should have about 38 grams/day. Benefits of a high fiber diet include normalizing bowel movements, helping maintain bowel health, lowering cholesterol levels, and helping control blood sugar levels.
Next time you need an easy brunch recipe, give this one a try!!