Avocado toast for a healthy breakfast

Avocado toast for a healthy breakfast

Avocado toast is not just for millennials

One of the greatest food ideas of the 21st century is avocado toast. So easy to make! Just mash ripe avocado with a fork and spread on toast for simple and healthy nutrition.

Why you should eat avocados

Let’s break down the benefits of avocado toast, starting with the avocado.

  • It’s sugar free! Unlike most fruits, the avocado has zero grams of sugar.
  • It is also sodium and cholesterol free, for heart healthy goodness.
  • One 50 gram portion of avocado contains 80 calories, which is terrific for weight management.
  • It’s a healthy source of fibre and unsaturated fat.
  • The potassium in avocados is a good electroyte to consume after working out.

Tips on buying avocados

I did not grow up eating avocados. The first time I tried buying an avocado was for a sandwich recipe. Clueless, I bought an unripe avocado instead of a ripe one. It was difficult to peel and the fruit inside was hard. I didn’t see the appeal of avocados at all.

It wasn’t until a trip to San Diego that my opinion changed. A friend took me to a Mexican restaurant, the owner brought us fresh guacamole, and I was hooked!

When buying an avocado, think about when you will need a ripe one. If you have a few days, choose a firm avocado that will ripen at home. If you want a ripe avocado for tomorrow’s breakfast, select a softer one that yields to your gentle pressure.

What about the toast?

Here is where choice really matters. Something like white bread can raise your blood sugar. Healthier grain choices will provide carbohydrates and fibre. Choose wisely, then load on a mashed avocado or another healthy topping, and enjoy!

20 delicious avocado toast recipes

Avocado toast recipes

You can use mashed avocado as a starting point, then build on it. Popsugar offers 20 delicious variations to try.

Find great avocado recipes at Love One Today

More avocado recipes

While researching this blog post, I found the excellent website Love One Today.

I know that I will be trying their recipes, maybe you will too.

Want healthy orange food ideas? Try one or all of our favourite carrot recipes!

[Infographic] 7 uses for sweet orange essential oil

[Infographic] 7 uses for sweet orange essential oil

Everyone knows that eating oranges is good for you. There are many more benefits than just nutrition. And some of them come from the rind! Sweet orange essential oil is extracted from the rind as a by-product during orange juice production. This infographic will surprise and inform you of how you can use orange sweet essential oils to improve your home and health and happiness.

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7 mouth-watering carrot recipes to try right now!

7 mouth-watering carrot recipes to try right now!

We’ve scoured the web for amazing carrot recipes. The carrot has many health benefits, being low in fat and is an excellent source of beta-carotene, fibre, vitamin K, potassium and antioxidants. This vegetable is weight-loss friendly. It scores low on the glycemic index, making it a great food for diabetics.

Bourbon Glazed Carrots
Doesn’t that sound yummy? the word “bourbon” evokes a strong sense of warmth and well-being. This is a carrot side dish that you will want to make over and over.

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Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto
Hate waste? Use the carrot tops to make the pesto in this innovative recipe. You’ll be using the whole carrot to make something amazing.

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Damaris Phillips’ Glazed Carrots
This carrot recipe has a twist ingredient – chile! It’s both sweet and spicy.

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Moroccan Carrot Bisque with Roasted Chickpeas
Gluten-free and full of flavour, this thick and creamy soup warms the soul and body. You’ll enjoy this on a cold winter night for sure!

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Honey Sriracha Carrot Hummus
I am a huge fan of hummus and this recipe! Pair it with pita bread or even raw carrots for a taste sensation.

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Carrot Almond Salad
This is not your average salad! It’s warm, spicy, sweet, and fresh. Your taste buds will thank you.

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Orange Carrot Scones
Who says vegetables don’t belong in baked goods? This innovative recipe combines oranges and carrots for a sweet and healthy treat.

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I hope that you try at least one of these carrot recipes and perhaps find a new favourite!

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The power of periwinkle

The power of periwinkle

Looking for a perennial to brighten up a shady part of your garden? Periwinkle has been doing well for me. It has survived five Canadian winters so far.