8 Delicious Ways to Transform Your Toast

Article posted in: Diet & Nutrition

Does your morning toast leave you feeling uninspired? Has plain old buttered bread become blasé? We hear you— but don’t give up just yet on the classic staple. Instead, try these fresh takes on toast toppings sure to tantalize your taste buds. Whether you crave sweet or savory, spicy or tropical, we’ve got you covered with these taste creations. To sweeten the deal, these perfect pairings work whether you’re on the Nutrisystem program or you’re just looking to up your foodie game while keeping it healthy.

Add the following toppings to one slice of whole grain bread for a tastier take on toast:

The EGG-CELLENT CHOICE: Get your proteins, greens, and grains in one portion-perfect punch.
Add: 2 large egg whites + ½ cup lightly sautéed spinach + half a slice of low fat Swiss cheese
Counts as: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 1 Vegetable (make it a flex snack!)

The CALIFORNIA COOL: There’s nothing better than the joining of this quartet of SoCal flavors.
Add: 1 Tbsp. mashed avocado + 1 tsp. lime juice + 2 slices tomato + black pepper
Counts as: 1 SmartCarb, 1 Extra

SPICED TO PERFECTION: Spice up your nut butter with cinnamon for an antioxidant all-star and turmeric for an anti-inflammatory heavy weight. Sprinkle on some nutmeg, too, for added flavor.
Add: 1 Tbsp. Almond butter + cinnamon + turmeric + nutmeg
Counts as: 1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel (make it a flex snack!)

THE NEW YORKER: Hey, you! Yeah, you —you want a piece of me? Just say yes to indulge in this Northeastern delight.
Add: 1 Tbsp. reduced fat cream cheese + red onion + tomato slice + capers
Counts as: 1 SmartCarb, 1 Extra

YOU’D BE NUTS NOT TO TRY THIS: Give these ants on a log a chance to spread out on piece of toast for an added crunch.
Add: 1/2 Tbsp. peanut butter + 2 Tbsp. raisins + chopped celery
Counts as: 2 SmartCarbs, 1 PowerFuel

THE TROPICAL TREAT: Take your taste buds on a tropical trip south of the border.
Add: 1 tsp. coconut oil spread + lime juice + 1 tsp. flax seeds
Counts as: 1 SmartCarb, 2 Extras

CREME DE LA CREAMY: Go Grecian with the nectar of the gods.
Add: 2 Tbsp. goat cheese + 1 tsp. honey + 1 Tbsp. crushed almonds
Counts as:1 SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel, 1 Extra (make it a flex snack!)

SUGAR AND SPICE AND EVERYTHING NICE: Calling all Sweet Teeth! Try this healthy twist on cinnamon and sugar toast for a guilt-free indulgence.
Add: ½ Tbsp. margarine + cinnamon + Stevia
Counts as: 1 SmartCarb, 1 Extra