Monday, 7 July 2014

Healthy Lunches - Toast Toppings

Eating healthily at lunchtime can be harder than you might think. If you're at work or out and about a lot of people end up buying an over-priced and under-filled shop bought baguette, or if you work at home it's so easy to get stuck in a rut. 

After beans on toast four days in a row I was feeling particularly uninspired and just a little bit bored. So I had a little think and came up with a few simple, healthy and cheap ideas to make lunchtime more varied and exciting, but still healthy. 

These 3 combos on toast couldn't be easier!

Avocado on toast


Pop your bread in to toast. Cut one ripe avocado in half, spoon out the flesh and spread evenly between your two slices. Sprinkle with black pepper. And voila! If you have company of course make them avocado toasts too, but if it's just you tightly cling film the other half of the avo for later lunching use (I highly recommend a chicken, avocado and lettuce wrap!)

Houmous and tomatoes on toast


There is nearly always a pot of houmous in my fridge (caramelised onion for the win!) and I don't think I'm alone here. Pop in your toast and dice one medium tomato (or a handful of cherry toms). Spread each slice with houmous and top with tomatoes. An easy, healthy and delicious take on bruschetta!

Peanut butter and banana on toast



Peanut butter like most things is ok in moderation. When it's spread lightly on to wholemeal bread and topped with chopped banana it makes a great snack. I used Meridian 100% cashew nut butter which is even healthier! Pop your bread in the toaster and chop half a banana. Spread your nut butter lightly on each slice and top. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Dig in! If you banana is particularly big, you have 3 options: you can eat the other half, make your friend this amazing snack too, or wrap it back up and use it later as a yummy porridge topping or in a smoothie. Or make this toast topper again! It really is very good. 

I hope this has given you a few ideas! I'd love to know what healthy things you have for lunch.

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