Hearty Avocado Toast with Sweet Potato “Fries”

DSC03744Hi friends,

Today, I have for you a hearty, healthy lunch recipe with avocados and sweet potato. It’s so easy to make and in my opinion, definitely fool-proof! Now, let’s get right into it:

  • 1 large sweet potato, cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 avocado, mashed
  • 1 or 2 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 1 egg
  • olive oil, oil spray
  • a pinch of salt, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, dry oregano and red chili flakes
  • Sriracha, or your choice of sauce

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DSC03725Preheat the oven at 450 F. Cut the sweet potato into thin slices, how you would for fries. You don’t have to get rid of the peel because that is what makes it possibly crunchy. Spray a little bit of oil on the baking sheet or aluminum foil to avoid sticking and then put the sweet potato slices on one layer. Add some salt, paprika, garlic powder and dry oregano leaves. This part is pretty much improvisation as you can basically add anything your heart desires. Drizzle some olive oil on top of the slices and just shake it off! Once your oven is ready, pop the sweet potato in and bake for about 20-25 minutes.

While the sweet potato “fries” are cooking, prepare avocado and egg. Cut half of the avocado into tiny little pieces, or just mash it with a spoon – I think that is easier anyways. Add some salt. Put two slices of bread in the toaster. Fry an egg. Add some seasoning such as salt and pepper.

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Take the sweet potato fries out of the oven. Put the avocado mash on the toast and sprinkle red chili flakes on top of it to give a kick of spiciness. Then lay the egg down on top of avocado. Drizzle Sriracha for an even spicier kick and set the sweet potato “fries” next to toast. Ta-da, and it’s done! DSC03749

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Now, let’s talk about two of the super foods being cooked in this recipe:

Benefits of Avocado:

We have to admit that EVERYBODY loves avocado; I have never met anyone who dislikes this creamy, yummy treat of a fruit. Yes, surprisingly it is a fruit as opposed to a vegetable, but a fruit known for its great pairings in savory meals and snacks. Avocado has a healthy, high fat content that can easily absorb fat solubles like Vitamin A, K, D and E, so you will be getting these vitamins all at once. With high fat content does not come high cholesterol in this super fruit; in fact, avocado lowers the cholesterol levels in your body once you make it a habit to add it in most of the meals. So, it’s very heart-healthy. In addition, it promotes eye-health, healthy weight loss and general happiness caused by the existence of this super fit fruit.

Benefits of Sweet Potato: 

Sweet potato is like a fitter cousin of potato – it has abs and nicer muscles. More importantly, it is inexpensive, extremely versatile, and nutrient-rich. Their rich orange color indicates a high spike of carotenoids, such as beta carotene which serves as support for Vitamin A in your body. This antioxidant promotes eye sight, strengthen immunities to diseases and helps ward off cancer. Sweet potatoes are higher in Vitamin B6, C, and D than potatoes and that is probably why they are healthier than the latter. It also contains a lot of iron which plays a big role in proper immune functioning, handling stress and metabolizing of proteins in the body.

Serves: 1

Approximate Money Spent: less than $2

Works Cited:

http://www.medicaldaily.com/fit-food-fruit-7-benefits-avocado-long-healthy-life-332918

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/9-reasons-to-love-sweet-potatoes.html

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