Replace bread with sweet potatoes for a healthier take on toast. These toppings won't let you down.
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First off, swapping bread for sweet potatoes isn't as crazy as it sounds: "Sweet potatoes toast nicely and provide a great backdrop for savory and sweet toppings," says Alissa Rumsey, M.S., R.D., owner of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness Consulting. Start with this almond butter-date recipe, which definitely will not disappoint.
Get the recipe: Almond Butter Date Sweet Potato Toast
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"Seed butter and chia seeds provide a filling combination of heart-healthy fat and protein," says Chelsey Amer, M.S., R.D.N., creator of C It Nutritionally and private practice dietitian in New York City.
Get the recipe: Banana and Sunflower Seed Butter Sweet Potato Toast
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"For a sweet, creamy, and crunchy twist on breakfast, top a slice of toasted sweet potato with plain Greek yogurt, strawberries, and granola," says Holley Grainger, M.S., R.D., lifestyle and culinary nutrition expert. "The tangy yogurt offers a boost of protein, calcium, and vitamin D, while the sliced strawberries provide vitamin C and fiber."
Get the recipe: Greek Yogurt + Strawberries + Granola Sweet Potato Toast
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Yes, you can have sweet potato toast for lunch or dinner too. "This sweet potato toast is gluten-free, super easy, and quick to make, thanks to rotisserie chicken," says Lauren Harris-Pincus, M.S., R.D.N., owner of Nutrition Starring YOU. "A little Greek yogurt ups the protein, while the raisins and spices add great flavor."
Get the recipe: Curried Chicken Salad on Sweet Potato Toast
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"Adding avocado to your sweet potato toast adds some healthy fat to the already healthy complex carbs found in the sweet potato," says Mary Ellen Phipps, M.P.H., R.D.N., owner and holistic dietitian at Milk & Honey Nutrition. "This recipe works great as an appetizer and is very satisfying."
Get the recipe: Avocado Sweet Potato Toast
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"Peanut butter is extremely rich in monounsaturated fats, the healthy fat that decreases your risk for heart disease," says Charlene Pors, R.D., blogger at Euphoria Nutrition. "It is also a good source of protein—and in combination with the fiber-packed dried figs, this healthy sweet potato toast keeps you full for longer."
Get the recipe: Peanut Butter and Fig Balsamic
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"This is a delicious and healthy spin on egg salad sandwiches," says Lauren Manganiello, M.S., R.D., owner of Lauren Manganiello Nutrition & Wellness in New York City. "The sweet potato and vegetables provide fiber to keep you full, while the hard-boiled egg and Greek yogurt provide protein."
Get the recipe: Healthy Egg Salad on Sweet Potato Toast
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"I drizzle a little sriracha sauce on top of my sweet potato toast for some added heat and flavor, without adding too much sodium, sugar, or fat," says Trish Casey, M.S., R.D.N., co-owner of Advanced Nutrition Consultants. "I love this recipe because I can get a serving of vegetables, protein, and heart-healthy fats—all before starting my day."
Get the recipe: Egg, Avocado, Cilantro, and Sriracha Sauce on Sweet Potato Toast
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