3 Mouth-Watering Avocado Toast Recipes

3 Mouth-Watering Avocado Toast Recipes

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By Rachel Grumman Bender for YouBeauty.com

Ah, avocado toast. How did we live without you for so long? The classic version couldn’t be any simpler to make and yet is oh-so delicious. Plus, avocados are good for you: They’re rich in healthy fats, antioxidant polyphenols, potassium, fiber and even protein. What’s more, research shows that eating half an avocado as part of your midday meal staves off hunger for a full three hours after lunch, leaving you less likely to reach for that 3p.m. donut.

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Ready to whip up your own avocado toast? We asked three top nutritionists for their favorite takes on this hot food trend.

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1. Avocado Toast With Tomato

Nutritionist Keri Glassman kicks off her morning with this easy-to-make recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice of Ezekiel bread
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 2 slices tomato
  • Sea salt, black pepper

Directions:

Spread avocado over bread, layer on tomatoes and sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper.

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2. Avocado Toast With Poached Egg and Parmesan

Nutritionist Heather Bauer, founder of the monthly healthy food delivery service Bestowed, recommends this protein-rich avocado toast recipe to her clients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 poached egg
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 slice of Canyon Bakehouse gluten-free 7-grain bread, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon shaved Parmesan
  • Fresh pepper on top

Directions:

Spread avocado on toasted bread, place the poached egg on top, layer on Parmesan and sprinkle with fresh pepper.

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3. Savory Avocado Toast With Turkey and Horseradish Sauce

If you’re craving a savory snack or light lunch, whip up nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix’s take on avocado toast.

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice 100% whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 2 slices turkey
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish sauce/li

Directions:

Smear avocado on toast. Layer on turkey, followed by a smear of horseradish sauce. Place cucumber slices on top.

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