Totally Awesome Toast Toppings
Crunchy, filling and oh-so customizable – pile these topping combos on some toast for a no-cook power-packed breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Not only are these toast toppings a beyond-tasty way to power through your day, but it’s nutritionally great too! Healthy fats and protein from peanut butter with the quality carbs from banana and honey will keep you energized through lunch, and though dark chocolate may seem indulgent, it holds its own benefits as well. 70-80% dark chocolate is a great source of healthy fats, with dietary fiber, a little protein and an impressive amount of antioxidants. Experts say the recommended daily dose of dark chocolate is 1-2 ounces, so go ahead and get your chocolate on.
Talk about tasty! The combination of sweet blackberries with aromatic basil on the tangy Greek yogurt is a delicious way to power through the day! Not only is this quick meal easy to throw together, but Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, calcium and probiotics while blackberries contain antioxidants and fiber, making this one amazing toast combo for an active day.
Whether you make your own hummus at home or pick up your favorite brand from our deli, this recipe is ready in 1, 2, 3 and is a perfect example of everything amazing in the Mediterranean diet. Hummus is a superstar of plant-based protein that is rich in fiber and healthy fats. Tomatoes are a famous for the powerful antioxidant lycopene, not to mention vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Olives pack a punch of flavor and healthy fats, and feta – apart from taking any dish to the next level of “yum” – is filled with B vitamins, phosphorus and calcium which are all great for bone health.
Served on sourdough toast, this simple recipe combines flavors and ingredients in a way that we can only describe as “gourmet made easy”. Starting with whipped ricotta, apple slices are topped with lemon peel powder for an interesting sweet-citrus effect before being drizzled with honey and sprinkled with thyme and a few of your favorite nuts (pictured are hazelnuts). We love the combination of sweet apple and honey with bright citrus and then the earthy thyme. Surely one toast to impress your friends with at a lunch or brunch!
Tender white beans pulsed together with garlic then mixed with lemon, basil, olive oil, salt, pepper and artichoke hearts, AKA the definition of a little work for MEGA flavor. Ready in under 10 minutes, you can swap the white beans for chickpeas if you prefer, and even serve it in a wrap or with chips. And maybe you didn’t notice, but it’s 100% vegan too. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Figs are a teardrop-shaped fruit with a sweet, mild flavor. They are available raw or dried, both being low in calories and fat free. They have fiber, calcium and antioxidants which make them a healthy choice for anytime of day. The skin of the fig is edible but you can peel it off before eating. Inside are small seeds which have a very unique texture, but are tasty nonetheless. Whether you’ve had figs before or not, this tasty toast that combines them with tangy goat cheese, sweet honey and crunchy pistachios is a must-try!
There are few things better than melty brie, so this toast is hard to top. You will need about 15 minutes for it, but when the reward is sautéed pears with thyme over melted brie on crunchy toast, it’s worth it. There is not much by way of protein though, so deli turkey would be a good addition here.
This toast might seem more tame than others on this list, but hear us out. Apart from being delicious and convenient, cream cheese provides long lasting energy from fats, a little protein, vitamin A and riboflavin. You can swap the raspberries for any fresh or dried fruit (we’re craving dried apricot), and replace pecans with any other nut or nuts. Cream cheese goes well with practically all foods, sweet or savory – a great reason to keep it on-hand for a last minute meal!
Did you know that 1 cup of cottage cheese has 25 grams of protein? This makes it an excellent go-to for anyone limiting their meat intake (or not in the mood to cook). It has a creamy, mild flavor which goes along with avocado perfectly, but the crushed red pepper is what really brings this toast to life. Not only that, you can swap those spices for any other – salt and pepper, everything bagel, lemon pepper, cayenne, paprika, chili powder or other!
Pesto + Tomato + Mozzarella + Balsamic Drizzle
Egg / Tuna / Chicken Salads
Meat & Cheese
Bacon Egg Cheese
What are your favorite toast toppings? Let us know with #BestMarket, we would love to see!
February 13, 2020