Want to avoid bread, but still want a filling, satisfying, and healthy breakfast ideas? Look no further. Here are some breadless suggestions that are nutritious and simple to prepare for the entire family.
SWEET POTATO TOAST
Get a good lookin’ sweet potato and cut it into square-ish slices about ¼-inch thick. Place the “sweet-potato toast” into the toaster on the highest setting. When it pops up, send it through for another round of toasting.
Once removed from the toaster and onto your plate, drizzle a bit of coconut oil over the top. Then for the finale, dust with organic brown sugar.
Healthy Facts: Sweet potatoes are rich in calcium, potassium, vitamin A, B, and C, and fiber. Coconut oil has the good fat and helps you absorb the nutrients from your tater.
RICE-CAKE NUTTER TOAST
Grab an organic rice cake and place it the toaster onto a 2-3 setting. Remove when warm, and plunk onto your plate. Spread your favorite nut butter atop the “toast” rice cake—perhaps peanut, almond, or cashew.
If you’re like most and enjoy a healthy sweet treat, drizzle some organic honey or raw agave over your buttered toast.
Healthy Facts: Nuts all contain the good fat, and recent studies show they decrease systemic inflammation. Almonds provide calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin E. Cashews have a lower caloric content than many any nuts and are high in iron, zinc, and potassium. Peanuts contain resveratrol (the compound in red wine that promotes healthy aging.) Honey is an antibacterial, antifungal, and contains flavonoids and antioxidants.
POLENTA PLEASURE TOAST
You can make your own polenta (from corn meal), or you can purchase an organic “tube” from your local health food grocer. Cut rounded slices about ½-inch thick each. Place them in your toaster oven or oven for about 15 minutes.
Once it’s heated thoroughly and thickened, place your warm polenta slices on your dish. A fantastic treat is to top with an organic fig spread.
If you’re more into salty than sweet, you can top your polenta with crumbled feta cheese and a few pepita seeds, pine nuts, or both.
Healthy Facts: Figs are full of vitamin A, B1, B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, and potassium. Feta cheese is perfect for the lactose intolerant as it’s made with goat or sheep’s milk. Pepita (pumpkin) seeds have protein and zinc and pine nuts contain iron.
If you choose to skip the crunch, you can use AVOCADO as a healthy, staple breakfast treat. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top and then sprinkle with a bit of Himalayan salt and black pepper. Sesame seeds are great too (and contain iron.)
Another option is steamed BUTTERNUT SQUASH. Drizzle with coconut or olive oil and then sprinkle with cinnamon. This can be a terrific diabetic remedy option as it helps control blood sugar levels.
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