There are many breakfast combinations that accomplish the 80/20 ratio between alkalizing and acidifying foods, and now you can add sweet potato toast to that list. That right, sweet potato toast!
Read on to learn how to prepare this tasty alternative to acidifying bread and to discover the world of toppings available.
How To Turn A Sweet Potato Into Toast
When you're shopping for sweet potatoes to make toast, choose large round ones that don't curve or get too narrow. Since sweet potatoes don't come pre-sliced like loaves of bread, when you're ready to try this recipe, you'll have to get out your cutting board and a good knife.
The results are more than worth it. Just follow these instructions!
- You don't need to peel the sweet potato.
- Make slicing the potato easier by first cutting a thin slice off one side and placing that flat side down on the cutting board.
- Cut the rest of the sweet potato into quarter-inch slices.
- Put the slices into your toaster or toaster oven on the highest setting.
- For a regular toaster, you may need to toast it several times.
- In a toaster oven, it will probably take about 10-15 minutes to toast the slices.
- You can also use a conventional oven turned up to 450F degrees, with the potatoes on the grate. If you use a sheet pan, then flip them every five minutes for 15 to 20 minutes.
- You'll know they're ready when they start to brown and are tender all the way through when pierced with a fork.
- Voila! You just turned a sweet potato into toast!
Get a large round sweet potato, cut it into quarter-inch thick slices and toast or bake at a high temperature until the slices start to brown and are tender when pierced with a fork. See above for more specific step-by-step instructions.
The Bone-Building Power Of Sweet Potato Toast
Along with giving your morning toast a boost of flavor and color, sweet potato toast provides your bones with several Foundation Supplements. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of manganese, a trace mineral that is essential for the synthesis of connective tissue in both cartilage and bone.
Additionally, the beautiful color of sweet potatoes is the result of the anti-oxidant
beta-carotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A. Antioxidants are essential for protecting the bone remodeling process from damage caused by free radicals.
That means that besides having an additional alkalizing ingredient in your meal, you’ll also provide your body with bone-healthy nutrients.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of the Foundation Supplements Vitamin C, copper, magnesium, and Vitamin B6, in addition to the bone-protecting antioxidant beta-carotene.
The best part of sweet potato toast is that it provides an alkalizing base on which you can add toppings. That makes it easier to accomplish the 80/20 pH-balance that supports bone health while offering the flexibility to create a variety of delicious topping combinations.
Try these bone-building toast ideas, and let us know which ones were your favorites!
SWEET SWEET POTATO TOAST IDEAS:
- Almond butter, banana* and nutmeg or cinnamon, chopped pecans*
- Almond butter, sliced strawberries*, slivered almonds*
- Cream cheese, sliced pear*, honey drizzle, chopped walnuts*
SAVORY SWEET POTATO TOAST IDEAS:
- Cream cheese, one fried egg, arugula, sea salt to taste
- Smashed avocado*, sliced tomatoes*, celery*
- Black beans*, salsa, melted cheese, baby kale*
- Salmon or chicken salad, spinach*
* Foundation Food
Because sweet potatoes are alkalizing, you can use acidifying foods as toppings without jeopardizing the 80/20 pH-balance of your diet. See above for some ideas for both sweet and savory sweet potato toast.
What This Means To You
Whole grain bread contains fiber and other nutrients. However, because grain-based bread is acidifying, it limits what you can pair with it while maintaining the pH-balance of your meal. The possibilities you open up by substituting sweet potatoes for your toast are endless!
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