Gluten Free Avocado Toast

Written by Olivia Grist

I love love looooooove avocado toast. A few months ago, I got on an avocado toast kick and I haven’t stopped since. And I’m a huge advocate for balanced meals, meaning I don’t believe in cutting out any certain food group. BUT, my bread problem has gotten a little out of control lately. While I fully believe in balance and enjoying food, I also stand behind the majority of the caveman principles. Anything that can’t be found in nature is at least semi-processed, and I do try to limit my consumption slightly. Mainly because I feel that my body functions best when eating that way.

Anywayyyyyyy, because I’m trying to practice that balance and make sure I eat a variety of different foods, I’m trying to cut out the daily toast. But I’m just so obsessed with this combo, I had to find another way to make this work.

Enter: sweet potato toast. WHATTTT??!

I wasn’t sure how this was going to work in the toaster, and admittedly, it did take a few rounds of toasting at level 3. I was nervous to turn up the heat any higher because I didn’t want the outside to get burnt, so toasting the sweet potato slices 2-3 times on level 3 did the trick!

The next thing that’s strange about this recipe is the avocado-cottage cheese combo. I know it sounds gross, it even looks pretty gross. But it’s SO yum. The reason I started eating this was because it takes a lot of avocado to cover toast – like a lot! Again, all about the balance here! Avocado is definitely a healthy fat and really good for you – but it contains a ton of calories! I’m not a calorie counter, but I do try to make myself aware of the macros in foods so I don’t find out I just ate the same amount of calories as a bowl of froyo – because let’s be honest; good calories or not, I’d take the froyo allll day errryyyday. By combining the avocado with cottage cheese, it offers more protein and lower calorie AND it gives you the creamy spread that you would get with mashing a full avocado, which is around 322 calories and 29 g of fat. Nothing wrong with that, by the way, just not my style – I like to balance each meal so I have room for more fats later too, because real talk; fats are good with every meal.

sweet potato toast

Super easy and quick; and who woulda thought that a toaster make sweets potatoes!? Sorry for the lack of photos, I’m kind of a messy chef and wasn’t planning for this recipe to “go anywhere”! Enjoy dat sweet tater life, y’all!

 

Gluten-Free Avocado Toast

Gluten-Free Avocado Toast

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup 2% cottage cheese
  • 1/8 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil

Directions

  1. Cut sweet potato length-wise into 1 inch slices
  2. Place slices in a toaster and cook until soft (this may take a few rounds!)
  3. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat until melted
  4. Add kale to skillet and cook until soft
  5. Scramble egg and add to skillet
  6. In a bowl, combine avocado and cottage and mash
  7. Layer avocado mixture on sweet potato "toast" and top with egg + kale

Notes

21 Day Fix Approved! Yellow: 1 Red: 1 Green: 1/2 Blue: 1/2 Tsp: 1/2

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