For the first years of marriage, my husband and I ate buttered toast every single morning. Not because we were lazy or boring – we just love toast. It wasn’t necessarily great for our energy levels or our waistlines though. Now that we eat mostly green shakes and healthy breakfasts, we can see the difference that breakfast choices make.
I think breakfast is more than just the food you eat – it can be a daily ritual, your time to lay down healthy intentions for yourself. When you start the day by making the choice to feel your best, it sets the tone for a good day.
Now, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of toast – but our version of it has gotten an upgrade! Check out these three Super Toast recipes – they’re easy to make, delicious and with ingredients that will leave you feeling your best. I really hope that you give them a try!
Without question you want to use the best bread available to you – sprouted breads, Ezekiel bread or a beautiful fresh loaf from a good baker. Or try this recipe to make your own 5 minute bread! That’s your base – now we add colors….
Here are 3 ideas I think you’ll love!
Have you tried nutritional yeast? It’s an odd ingredient – it’s deactivated yeast. Sounds like space food – but it’s actually incredibly delicious and a good source of B12. It has a bit of a cheesy flavour, I use it in my cheesy kale chips recipe.
- chili flakes
- nutritional yeast
- salt & pepper
- mash half an avocado and smear it on your bread. Sprinkle your toppings on!
the Better PB&J
Chia jam is too easy not to try! It’s ready in 15 minutes – or you can make a batch and eat it throughout the week. It’s great on toast, but also over yogurt, with some granola or any other way you could imagine eating jam. On this toast, we’re smearing it over some nut-butter, for a nutritionally dense P&J!
- 10 strawberries
- 1-2 tbsp honey or sweetener of choice
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
(if the honey doesn’t sweeten it up enough, add a pinch of stevia or sugar rather than more honey – otherwise it can overpower the flavour a bit. Unless you like that…)
- chop your strawberries in small pieces and cook them over the stove with the honey or sweetener until it breaks down, about 5 minutes. Pour into a container and add in the chia seeds. Into the fridge for about 10 minutes, or until it sets.
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- Singapore: get chia seeds delivered via Foodsterr.com. Get 10% off any order with the coupon code LGD10 at checkout.
- International: order chia seed from iHerb.com. $5 off to first-time customers, with great delivery prices (incl. to Singapore).
Tahini is ground sesame seeds, which is incredibly high in calcium. It makes a lovely spread, especially when dressed up with a little honey & spice! You can also use up your tahini to make hummus and creamy salad dressings.
- spread tahini over toast. Drizzle plenty of honey and sprinkle on some cinnamon. Top the whole thing off with a few slices of banana.
Hope this inspired some good ideas for your next breakfast. Also check out my 3 Breakfast Bowls and you’ll be set all week. Make the choice, every morning to feel your best!
5 responses to “Super Toast for Breakfast”
Where can I find Ezekiel bread in Singapore?
Hi Kay! Have a look in Cold Storage at Tanglin – it will be sold frozen.
Thank you Militza for all these lovely tips and recipes too! I tried the strawberry-chia seed spread, it was an instant success! My kids and hubby loved it.
I was going to try the No Knead Bread (http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/2010/02/09/back-to-basics-tips-and-techniques-to-create-a-great-loaf-in-5-minutes-a-day), however I am missing a few equipment like a cast iron plate and broiler for the water that is mentioned in the recipe you posted. Could you kindly advise if I can place the dough instead in a stainless steel pot with a lid and instead of a broiler, use a regular baking pan and fill that up with water instead? Some friends I spoke to said they don’t even use the broiler and water bit. Can you advise how you bake your lovely bread? Would that be in a cast iron pot too or just any baking dish?
Many thanks in advance!
Do you have a cast-iron dutch oven? If you do or can get one, you can make the best bread ever plus use the oven for other things like deep frying, roasts, etc. You can get one from Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Lodge-Pro-Logic-P10D3-Dutch-4-Quart/dp/B0001DJVGK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413788989&sr=8-2&keywords=lodge+4qt.
For bread making, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on Le Creuset or Staub. A cheap cast-iron dutch oven works incredibly well and only costs a few bucks. The dutch oven is easier to use because it traps the steam so there’s no need to worry about a pan of hot water. Just bake with the covered lid for 30 minutes, remove lid and cook for about 10-20 minutes.
You can also use a plain sheet pan. Just put any vessel – a regular baking pan – in the rack below the sheet pan and once you place the bread on the sheet pan, pour water in the baking pan and immediately close the oven door. This creates the steam needed for the good crumb.
Personally, I don’t bother with the pan of water/spray. Some say it could damage your oven depending on the wiring. Also, it’s not as effective as cast-iron. Cast-iron traps heat and when you cover with the lid, you have the best substitute to trap steam at home.
You can also use a clay baker like this – http://www.amazon.com/R%C3%B6mertopf%C2%AE-Universal-Casserole-Rustico-People/dp/B00092FRWA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413789542&sr=8-1&keywords=clay+baker
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