3 Easy Sweet Potato Toast Ideas That’ll Help Curb Carb Cravings

They're totally delicious!

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Sweet potato toast started trending in late 2016 as a healthier alternative to bread—and it’s safe to say that we’ve been in love since first bite. Aside from being particularly photogenic and Instagrammable (a key ingredient in any superfood trend), sweet potato is also a verifiable nutritional powerhouse. This tasty, healthy carb source is high in both fibre and antioxidants, totally gluten-free, Paleo-friendly and works with both sweet and savoury toppings.

Need further inspiration? Keep scrolling for three totally delicious, but completely different sweet potato toast ideas from certified wholefood chef, Lee Holmes.

Sweet Potato Toast

Ingredients:

1 large sweet potato

Method:

Slice sweet potato lengthways into slices about 1/3 inch thick (this will depend on how much knife control you have as well as the quality of your knives).

Put slices in the toaster for between two-to-four rounds on high, making sure it doesn’t burn.

1. Topping 1: Cinnamon Swirl Nut Butter and Berry Chia Jam

Ingredients:

3 tbsp nut butter of choice
Cinnamon
1 tbsp chia Seeds
1/2 cup fresh strawberries or raspberries
Squeeze of lemon juice
1 tsp rice malt syrup or stevia or raw honey

Method:

To make the jam, mash berries with a fork for a more chunky jam, or blitz quickly in a blender. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and rice malt syrup or stevia. Stir in the chia seeds and let sit for 15 minutes.

To make the nut butter, add a good pinch of cinnamon to your favourite nut butter and swirl in.

Spread on the nut butter, drizzle with chia jam and top with fresh berries, toasted coconut and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon.

2. Topping 2: Hummus and Tomato Bruschetta

Ingredients:

3 tbsp hummus
1/4 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 tbsp chopped red onion
Chopped coriander
1 tsp olive oil
Squeeze of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Toss all ingredients except for hummus in a bowl.

Spread with hummus and top with tomato and cucumber mixture.

3. Topping 3: Smashed Avocado and Feta

Ingredients:

1/2 a small avocado or 1/4 of a large one
2 tbsp good quality feta, crumbled
Toasted pepitas
Salt and pepper
Squeeze of lemon juice

Method:

Smash avocado with a fork into toast.

Top with feta, pepitas, salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Optional: Add a poached egg on top!

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