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Toast 10 Ways: Make Toast Exciting Again

Other than bread being DELICIOUS, toast is one of the easiest breakfasts to make in the morning. Why not spice it up with one of these 10 different toast ideas?

And let's be honest, toast is not only for breakfast. You can eat toast for lunch, dinner, snacks, dessert... you get my point. You can mix and match the ideas below, and even use different types of bread! Try a bakery sourdough bread, whole grain, whole wheat, or rye.

Our Favorite Breads (not sponsored!):

Sourdough: Vancouver's Ubuntu Bakery Sesame Sourdough Loaf

Whole Wheat: Vancouver's Flourist Whole Wheat Sourdough Pan Loaf

Whole Grain: Silver Hill's Squirrley Bread

Gluten Free: Queen Street Bakery Chia Loaf

Rye: COBS German Rye Loaf

Bread has gotten a bad reputation over the years, likely due to the popularity of low carb and gluten-free fad diets. But unless you have a medical condition such as celiac disease, wheat allergy, or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, there is no need for you to avoid bread! In fact, bread can be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet every day - yes that is correct, every day!

There may be bread products you should try to choose more often than others (think: whole grain bread), but I think we often forget about all the great things bread has to offer. First of all, bread is a source of carbohydrates which are our brain and muscle’s preferred fuel source. For steady energy throughout the day, focus on good quality, complex carbohydrates such as whole grains. These take longer to digest, which can help you feel full for longer and provide a slower, steady release of energy. The whole grain bread options also contain fiber, which is very important for our gut health, regular bowel movements, and keeping us full. In addition to fiber, whole grain breads are also a source of protein, B vitamins, folate, iron, and even calcium.

Now that we've made some great arguments for why you should include bread in your diet, here are 10 different ideas for toast! (Some may sound exotic, but try them out - you will be surprised how easy and delicious they are!)

1. Goat Cheese and Pear Toast

First on the list is goat cheese and pear toast. Toast your bread and spread the goat cheese in an even layer. Slice up the pear and place as many slices as you like and enjoy! On top of the carbohydrates, protein and fibre from the toast, this idea also provides vitamin C, K, and potassium from the pear and calcium from the cheese.

2. Hummus and Cucumber Toast

If you've never tried this toast you're missing out. It makes a great snack, but is filling enough for lunch. It's full of dietary fibre, protein and magnesium from the hummus, and vitamin C and K from the cucumbers! This combination is so good and refreshing, perfect for a hot day or when you're feeling like a little crunch on your toast.

3. Yogurt and Strawberry Toast

Originally, I would have thought this idea was a bit strange, but once I tasted it I