Easy Eye Healthy Breakfast Toast 8 Ways

I struggle so much with breakfast. SO much. For starters, I'm only kind of hungry before work, but I know if I don't eat, I'll be starving before 9:00. When I am hungry for breakfast, I want pancakes and biscuits and gravy...annnd...I just cannot find a way to call that healthy. Not even when the pancakes are accompanied by blueberry syrup or if strawberries are thrown on top. Plus, 'ain't nobody got time for that' before work and school. So, I leave those delicious options for special occasions or weekends when I have more time for them. Gotta make the kids happy too, right?

I have found that toast is my best option in the mornings. Yes, you read that correctly. Toast.

Toast is quick, easy, filling, and healthy. Plus I can change it up to be either sweet or savory, whatever I feel a taste for that morning. Here are some of my favorite simple breakfast toasts that are filled with eye-healthy nutrients.

Eat well, be well,

Andrea Junge

Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Serving Size: 1 slice of toast with toppings

Ingredients:

Strawberry banana toast:

  • 2 large or 4 small strawberries sliced
  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 1 slice of your favorite bread to toast
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (can substitute with almond butter, honey, fruit spread, or yogurt)

Honey berry toast:

  • A handful of blueberries
  • 2 large or 4 small strawberries sliced
  • 1 slice of your favorite bread to toast
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (local honey is always best, but your favorite store-bought honey will do, can substitute with peanut butter, almond butter, fruit spread, or yogurt)

Peanut butter banana toast:

  • 1/2 of a banana
  • 1 slice of your favorite bread to toast
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (can substitute with almond butter, honey, fruit spread, or yogurt)

Egg and spinach toast:

  • 1 egg, fried
  • 1/4 cup of baby spinach leaves
  • 1 slice of your favorite bread to toast
  • 1 slice of provolone cheese (this serves as the 'spread' for this toast, can substitute with cream cheese spread or any desired type of sliced or shredded cheese)

Tomato basil toast:

  • 4 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 small leaves of basil, sliced or chopped as desired
  • 1 slice of your favorite bread to toast
  • 1 slice of swiss cheese (this serves as the 'spread' for this toast, can substitute with cream cheese spread or any desired type of sliced or shredded cheese)

Avocado toast:

  • 1/2 of an avocado sliced, mashed, and seasoned
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 slice of your favorite bread to toast

Peanut butter fruit spread toast (PBJ):

  • 1 slice of your favorite bread to toast
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (can substitute with almond butter, honey, fruit spread, or yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon fruit spread

Cream cheese and lox toast:

  • 3 slices of lox
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese spread
  • 1 slice of your favorite bread to toast

Directions:

  1. Determine desired ingredients and substitutions
  2. Clean and chop fruits and vegetables to desired size and amount
  3. Toast bread
  4. Spread your spread
  5. Top with goodies
  6. ENJOY!

Hint for egg and spinach toast: Place cheese onto hot toast immediately, then egg directly on top to melt it, with spinach as the top layer

Hint for tomato basil toast: Place cheese onto hot toast immediately to melt it, with tomatoes and basil placed on top

Hint for avocado toast: Save the rest of the avocado (with the pit inside of a sealed bag with all air gone) for use at lunch or dinner. This toast is also great with cheese or an egg (or both!) but is delicious on its own as well.

Additions:

  • Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of sweet toast or Parmesan cheese or salt and pepper on top of savory toast for an extra kick of flavor

I personally love a large, thick slice of whole wheat bread with oats on top to fill me up longer and add nutrients from the grains. Disclaimer: I have to admit, I'm not a 'yogurt' or 'fish' person, so these two recipes are not toasts that I make for myself. However, both yogurt and lox (brined salmon) have definite flavor fans as well as beneficial health benefits. Just a quick reminder that yogurt and fruit spread (jellies and jams) can have an extremely high amount of sugar in them.

What are your toast recipes?

These toast recipes are just my recreations of ingredients I love and know are eye-healthy. I hope you enjoy mine, but you can easily make them your own by topping your toast with what you love. Toast also makes wonderful snacks, lunches, or even quick dinners!

I'd love to hear your favorite toast ingredients! Please share in the comments if you have any you think I should try!

One more thing, if you haven't tried whipped peanut butter, you should! It's fluffy and has fewer calories than regular peanut butter with no more sugar added. I can eat it on anything, really!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 266 - 576
  • carbohydrates: 30.3g - 107.7g
  • cholesterol: 0mg - 183mg
  • fat: 2.6g - 16.5g
  • fiber: 1g - 11.1g
  • potassium: 104mg - 1116mg
  • protein: 9g - 52.4g
  • saturated fat: 1.7g - 6.1g
  • sodium: 302mg - 5430mg
  • sugars: 4g - 56.4g

Disclaimer: We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may not adhere to some diets or may include allergens for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.


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