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Recipe: Sweet Potato Toast

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

If you are looking for a simple, satiating recipe this is it! This is a quick and easy recipe you can use to meal prep and have on hand for a busy week.


Sweet potato is one of my favorite foods. It is a root vegetable that is packed with immune boosting vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. The bright orange pigment is is made up of carotenes (a phytonutrient aka plant vitamin). Carotenes are converted into vitamin A in the body and are key for a healthy immune system and glowing hair, skin and nails. The darker the variety of sweet potato the higher concentration of carotenes.


I love this recipe because I am gluten free and I miss bread & toast all day, every day. Sweet potato is a great substitution for bread and is sweet and satiating.


Sweet Potato Benefits

  • Rich in fiber and beneficial for your gut

  • Packed with vitamin A & C to support the immune system

  • Good source of potassium - an important mineral that supports a healthy heart

  • Can help balance blood sugar

  • Supports healthy hair, skin & nails - an excellent beauty food!

  • Can reduce oxidative damage in the body

  • In season August - November


Sweet Potato Toast prepped and ready for toppings


Sweet Potato Toast (serves 4-6)

Inspired by Eat Feel Fresh by Sahara Rose


Ingredients

2 large sweet potatoes


Topping Ideas (sweet)

Nut butter, sliced banana & cinnamon

Coconut yogurt, chia seeds & fresh berries

Nut butter, pumpkin seeds& nutmeg


Topping Ideas (savory)

Hummus & sliced cucumber

Tahini & sliced avocado with sea salt and olive oil

Poached egg, sea salt & black pepper

Smoked salmon, sliced onion and olive oil


Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut the sweet potato lengthwise into thin 1/4 inch pieces.

  • Place the sweet potato slices on the baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, until tender.

  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cool pop in the fridge in an air tight container or freezer.

  • When ready to serve place a piece of sweet potato in the toaster and toast on a high setting (you want the edges to get nice and crispy)

  • Add your favorite toppings - enjoy!



Teaching a class on sweet potato toast


Health Benefits

Sweet Potato: Excellent at balancing blood sugar and maintaining energy levels throughout the day. Rich in immune balancing beta-carotene and vitamin C.


Egg: Great source of protein, B vitamins, vitamin D, selenium, zinc and iron.


Chia Seeds: Packed with protein, antioxidants, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids and fiber these are a nutrient dense superfood! A great way to balance blood sugar and support a clear mind and healthy gut.



References

Murray MT, Pizzorno JE, Pizzorno L (2006). The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. New York, NY: Atria Books.


Ketabi, Sahara (2018). Eat Feel Fresh. Indianapolis, IN: Penguin Random House.

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