5 healthy toast toppings

You can still enjoy a slice of toast without smothering it in butter. Try our five healthy toppings for toast, crumpets or scones, and enjoy a tasty snack without harming your heart. 

1. Avocado

Sliced avocado on toast

Give cheese on toast a miss and instead use sliced or mashed avocado to top toast or crumpets. This quick snack is rich in unsaturated, rather than saturated, fats. Try a sprinkle of seeds or chilli flakes for an extra kick. 

2. Mashed or sliced banana

Bananas on toast

If you love sweet toppings or you’re very hungry, mashed or sliced banana is a delicious and filling addition to scones, crumpets or toast, without adding free sugars. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon or seeds for extra flavour.

4. Berries and low-fat Greek yoghurt

Yoghurt, berries and banana on toast

For a healthier twist on the traditional cream tea, try topping warm scones with strawberries, blackberries or blueberries and a dollop of low-fat Greek yoghurt. It’s great on toast, too!

4. Pure nut butters

Peanut butter on toast

Nut butters, such as almond or peanut, are a versatile topping and are good on their own or combined with fresh fruit. Check the ingredients and choose the ones made only from nuts, without added saltsugar or palm oil. If you have a food processor, you can blend your favourite unsalted nuts until smooth. Decorate with your favourite fruit, or with grated carrot to keep it savoury.

5. Chia and berry ‘jam’

Chia and berry jam

Simple to make: soak around 20g of chia seeds in four tablespoons of water, mix with 150g of your favourite berries or cherries, then blend. Decant into a jar or bowl, cover and refrigerate. The seeds provide protein without the added sugar that you usually get in jam.

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