Move Over Avocado, 12 New Ways to Toast

Move over avocado toast, because our 12 new ways to toast are making headlines. The days of just spreading butter, cream cheese or jelly over a slice of toasted bread and calling it ‘toast’ are long gone. Today, toasted bread serves as a vehicle for an unique combination of ingredients that your heart desires. When whole-grain bread is topped with nutrient-rich dairy, nuts, fruits and vegetables, it transforms it into a tasty, nutritious and satisfying meal or snack. Not onboard the new toast train yet? Well, our recipes will raise your toast-game with cottage cheese, ricotta cheese and Greek yogurt as the base along with a variety of mixed toppings!

 

COTTAGE CHEESE TOAST

Mild-tasting with a hearty texture, this protein powerhouse clocks in at around seven grams of protein per 1/3 cup. With its blank canvas-like delicious flavor, you can make it savory, sweet or a little of both. It’s not just for pairing with pineapple anymore!

TOAST IT:

Toast 1 slice of seeded, whole-grain bread to the crispness of choice.

SPREAD IT:

Spread the toast with 1/3 cup cottage cheese of choice. We like the 4% fat variety for its creaminess and appetite-crushing ability that comes from the higher fat content. You can also go lighter, but not as low as fat-free.

TOP IT (adjust amounts to your preference):

 

RICOTTA CHEESE TOAST

A light, fluffy and creamy cheese that boasts an overall mild flavor with a hint of sweetness. The uses for this delectable cheese goes beyond classic lasagna and stuffed shells. Smear it on toast and be prepared to be wake up your taste buds to a new level of flavors and textures.

TOAST IT:

Toast 1 slice of seeded, whole-grain bread to the crispness of choice

SPREAD IT:

Spread with ¼ cup ricotta cheese—go for part-skim or whole milk over fat-free for the most desirable texture.

TOP IT (adjust amounts to your preference):

 

GREEK YOGURT TOAST

Thick and tangy plain Greek yogurt shines in the unique application of toast topping. It also provides a hefty dose of protein and calcium in an attractive and highly portable way that requires no spoon or bowl. Is there anything that Greek yogurt can’t do? Try it and you’ll agree.

TOAST IT:

Toast 1 slice of seeded, whole-grain bread to the crispness of choice

SPREAD IT:

Spread with 1/3 cup whole milk or low-fat plain Greek yogurt

TOP IT (adjust amounts to your preference):