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Healthy and Savoury Yam Toast topped with Avocado for Breakfast!

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If you’ve been eating Whole Wheat, Whole Grain or Gluten-free Bread since the start of 2018 and you would like a change, then this is the Recipe for you!

You could be a Vegetarian looking for an exciting new Recipe too.

Ingredients

1 Yam (Complex/Good Carbs)

1/2 Avocado (Healthy Fats)

1 tsp Hemp/Sesame seeds (Protein)

Asparagus (Vegetables)

Olive Oil (Optional)

A sprinkle of Garlic Salt (Optional)

A sprinkle of Black Pepper (Optional)

A pinch of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Method

Yam Toast

● Cut 1 large Yam into even slices (around 2cm thick)

● Place in the Oven at 220°C for 30 minutes OR Place on a Grill for 30 minutes on each side on medium-high heat

Roasted/Steamed Asparagus *(Edited by Gabrielle Burgess)

Roasted:

● Preheat oven to 220 °C

● Place the Asparagus into a mixing bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with garlic salt, and pepper

● Bake in the Pre-heated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness.

Steamed:

● Fill a skillet with ½ cup of water per ½ pound of Asparagus and Add the Asparagus.

● Cover the skillet with a lid and Boil over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until the Asparagus turns bright green and tender.

Avocado/Avocado Puree *(Edited by Gabrielle Burgess)

● Mash the Avocado with a fork or puree in a blender until smooth, adding water if necessary to reach desired consistency

● Top off the Yam slices with Avocado, Hemp/Sesame seeds, Asparagus and a pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt.

Benefits

A Fibre and Protein-rich Breakfast with Veggies and Healthy Fats all at the sane time!

ENJOY!

#SugaEndorsed Recipe by:

Jhanae M. Paule 

Vegan Humanitarian and Environmentalist

Instagram: @plantpoweredpaule

Website: jhanae.com/recipes

 

Reposted and Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Food Label Tips !

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Amounts to look out for to have healthy servings:
Calorie free: <5/serving
Fat/sugar free: <1/2g/serving
Low calorie: <40/serving
Low sodium: <140mg/serving
High in fat: > 5%/serving
Too high in fat: >10% to 15%/serving

Important to note!

Total number of calories

Ensure that you multiply the number of servings per container by the total number of calories, because if you eat the whole container that will be all the calories you have consumed.

Ingredient content

Whatever ingredient is listed first is what the item consists mostly of. Ingredients are usually listed in that order.

So if something claims to be whole wheat, whole wheat should be listed first and not sugar.

● Sugar

To keep sugar low, keep it to less than 5g. If you have an item with 8/9g of sugar that is considered borderline, but monitor the sugar content in other foods for the rest of the day.

In General:

Take note that Saturated Fat and Trans Fat are the BAD Fats and Unsaturated Fat is considered to be Good Fat.

Ensure your food has some Fiber to keep you fuller for longer. 3% or more is good.

Have foods with 0% Cholesterol, the most 2%.

Have a Healthy Day!