Sweet Potato Toasts for Breakfast. Low carb. Delicious and satisfying. This might be the new way to have breakfast in the morning.
I’ve always loved food. As a kid, I was a big eater; I always had a healthy appetite. I just loved foods. All kinds of food. And because both of my parents cooked, I always ate well. Needless to say, I was a chubby kid and it wasn’t until late elementary school or early middle school where I felt the need to diet.
Diet. I actually hate this word. But, as a kid, I did every diet out there. I was probably a good 20-25 pounds overweight, and when you’re a kid who’s chubby, hardly anyone is nice to you. I would try drinking 3 glasses of water before dinner. This was supposed to make me full so I would want to eat less. Didn’t work. I tried the not eating after a certain time but then when I woke up in the morning, I was starving so that didn’t work either. It wasn’t until I incorporated exercise into my daily routine, I ate healthier and smaller portions, where I started to see a difference.
Keto, Whole30, low carb. I know these “diets” or “programs” have huge followings and thousands of people have found success but I can only speak for myself. I think any diet where you have to completely cut out certain foods won’t last a lifetime. . unless you make a complete lifestyle change. And some people do and they are extremely successful. For me, I stick with the almost everything in moderation and exercise. Portion control is huge for me. I have to eat small portions. I’m not a big person so when I do over eat (and believe me, I’ve been doing plenty of overeating during this quarantine period), I feel it.
Sweet Potato Toasts for Breakfast
Many of us have been baking bread and pizza; which I have found to be extremely therapeutic. And because of that, many grocery stores and companies around the country are out of flour. Don’t worry. Flour will be back. We just might have to wait a bit.
So, for that reason, and I know many of you appreciate a good low carb breakfast or brunch idea, I made these Sweet Potato Toasts. I believe many of us can still find and buy sweet potatoes. My love for sweet potatoes runs deep. They are so good.
And when they are roasted with just olive oil and salt and pepper, they are perfection. And the best little vehicles for eggs, and avocado and anything you would put on toast actually.
Tomorrow is Saturday and I don’t know about you guys but I still love the weekends. Even in this time of our lives with everything going on. I still find comfort in waking up a little later and making breakfast or brunch for my family. I hope you try this and enjoy. And I don’t think this is keto and this might be Whole30 but who really cares? I say just eat, enjoy and have a great weekend.
Sweet Potato Toasts and Oven Baked Bacon
For the sweet potatoes:
- 2 sweet potatoes sliced lengthwise
- olive oil extra virgin
- salt and pepper
- fried eggs
- 2 ripe avocados sliced
For the bacon:
- 6 to 8 strips bacon thick cut
For the sweet potatoes:
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Place your sweet potato pieces onto a lined baking sheet and lightly drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 25 minutes. You can roast for 5 minutes longer for more caramelization if desired.
- Remove from the oven. To plate: top with a fried egg or some sliced avocado. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.
For the bacon:
- Line a baking sheet with foil. I like to use 2-3 sheets of foil in order to completely cover the baking sheet so clean up is easier. Place the bacon strips down on the pan, without touching in one even layer.
- In the same 425 degree preheated oven, bake the bacon (on the lower rack) for about 15 to 20 minutes. Check the bacon after 15 minutes and bake for another 5 minutes if needed; continue baking for another 3 to 5 minutes if crispier bacon is desired.
- Plate everything and serve with orange slices and enjoy!