It’s not just a trend, it’s a superhealthy new “anytime meal” idea.
“Sweet potato toast is ideal for reducing your intake of refined grains, bumping up fiber, and stabilizing blood sugar,” says Chicago-based registered dietitian Laura Georgy.
Compared with a slice of white bread, four slices of sweet potato toast (about 1⁄2 potato) have 36% fewer calories, twice the fiber (to keep you full and prevent glucose spikes), seven times the blod pressure-lowering potassium, and 220% of the vitamin A RDA.
“Sweet potatoes also contain anthocyanin, a mighty anti-inflammatory,” Georgy adds.
And anything you put on toast, you can put on this: turkey, avocado, eggs, bananas with almond butter and cinnamon, maple syrup with Greek yogurt and walnuts, even a Mex-mix of cheese, black beans, guac, and salsa.
Here's how you make it:
1. Slice a potato lengthwise into 1⁄4-inch-thick pieces.
2. On the highest setting, toast the slices for 4-5 cycles, or till they start to turn brown and blister.
3. Top it and go!