I am very good at food planning and prepping. I see and feel the benefits on every level myself, from the lack of food panic over what’s is/isn’t in the fridge when I am hungry, to my weight and health. I feel the difference in my energy levels and overall sense of wellbeing very quickly if I have eaten rubbish. Most of us do, but in our super high-speed world we are sadly not as tuned into our bodies and its needs as we could be. Plus of course, is it my passion to get clients to eat a healthy balanced diet that brings them all the health and weight benefits I know they can enjoy and that they deserve, but still sometimes I do get caught short.
This morning is one such instance. I have had family staying for the weekend, a lovely, happy time, but also a time of total fridge depletion. I often find that when I have guests, the foods that I always have prepared are dipped into purely out of interest to see what the “Mad Professor Food Aunt” (I am sure that it is said with love) has been working on. Only trouble is, they don’t tell me and I don’t realize until I need to eat the “experiment”.
Today my homemade muesli is gone, along with my breakfast burrito filling and all my fruit salad with seeds and nuts. Hey Ho! they had a good dose of nutrients and I love them so.
Meanwhile, I have no bread, I rarely do, I find it bloats me and make me sluggish, but I sometimes have half a bagel and they are gone too, so I can’t even have toast. Or can I? I do have sweet potatoes, I wonder what they will be like toasted? Here goes.
They are wonderful! Low on the GI scale (slower sugar release so no sugar slump), packed with nutrients, slightly sweet and perfect with a buttery fried egg on avocado smash. Under 250 cals with avocado and fried egg topping, and with 11g of protein to keep you full, the “mad prof” has come through again! Check out this recipe, be bold and brave with your topping and try the latest toast to hit town. Let me know how it goes. Happy eating.
1 x Large Sweet Potato
Slice sweet potato lengthwise into 2cm slices.
Insert slices into toaster (as you would bread) and toast on high. Check the sweet potatoes after it pops up from toaster. (It’s ready when you can easily pierce a fork into the flesh, it’s ready.) Continue toasting until tender, if necessary.
Keep a close eye until you have perfected your toast, if it browns too quickly , turn the toaster down.
Top with your avocado smash and buttery fried egg and serve immediately.
Mix Your Toppings Up
- tsp Tahini and sesame seeds
- tsp peanut butter & sliced banana
- tsp honey and sprinkle of mixed seeds
- tsp marmite
- tsp cottage cheese, sliced cucumber & tomato