This Alkalizing Toast Will Change Your Mornings Forever - Save Our Bones

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!

  1. You don't need to peel the sweet potato.
  2. Make slicing the potato easier by first cutting a thin slice off one side and placing that flat side down on the cutting board.
  3. Cut the rest of the sweet potato into quarter-inch slices.
  4. Put the slices into your toaster or toaster oven on the highest setting.
  5. For a regular toaster, you may need to toast it several times.
  6. In a toaster oven, it will probably take about 10-15 minutes to toast the slices.
  7. 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.
  8. You'll know they're ready when they start to brown and are tender all the way through when pierced with a fork.
  9. 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.

They also provide Vitamin C, copper, magnesium, and Vitamin B6, all of which are bone-building nutrients.

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.

Bone-Building Toppings

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!



* 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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  1. Cindy

    Thank you for the sweet potato toast recipe. I’m anxious to try it. I need help choosing a collagen supplement. I have read so many different blogs,not sure which is better bovine or marine. Any help would be most welcome.
    Thank you

  2. Annie

    Love getting your news letters.
    But the one I just received mentions how we get water, vitamins etc from veggies.
    That said , you said Celery has allot of vitamin K, sorry but Celery does Not
    Have any Vitamin K at all in it.

    That said I’m 78, and have Had Osteoporosis For at least 10 yrs, and I’m very small boned. I do Not take any osteoporosis drugs, as you have mentioned about, also I do not take any Meds. I do take allot of herbs, vitamins, and eat mainly vegan, and wild alaskan salmon.
    On Aug 4-2020 my Toyota suv ran over both my legs. I did Not break any bones, that was shocking, and a blessing.
    But I Now have Blood clots in veins etc. Btw those never go away , I just form new veins and now take Eliquis for at least 6 mos. so I do not get any new clots.

    Thank you for All your Information about Osteoporosis , as this accident could have been allot worse!


    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Annie, thanks for sharing your incredible story with us. It’s amazing that you did not break any bones! Keep up with what you’re doing, because your bones must be really strong.

      In reference to your comment on celery, it is a good source of Vitamin K. One cup of raw, diced celery contains almost 30 mcg. of Vitamin K. It is also a very good source of folate, potassium, dietary fiber, manganese, and pantothenic acid. Celery is also a good source of Vitamins B2, C, B6, calcium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and Vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids). Celery also contains many bone-healthy polyphenols, including caffeic acid, cinnamic acid, apigenin, luteolin, quercetin, and kaempferol.

      Stay positive and healthy 🙂

  3. Pat Traina

    Please explain the 80/20 ph balance. Also , where do you find these numbers? I looked up “ Are meats acidic?” I thought you had said that but found they are less acidic than most fruits. I’m at a loss to understand. Please explain.

    • Save Institute Customer Support

      Pat, please check your email inbox within the next 24-48 hours for an answer to your questions. We’re delighted to help you!

  4. Trish

    I am so glad I receive your messages. Thank you. 😊 I do share your information but always let my friends know it’s sorce. I am so pleased and grateful.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      It’s my pleasure, Trish! Glad to have you in the Saver community 🙂

  5. Linda

    I like your post but have never seen the recipes. Today’s looked very good. But my question is I’m not to have almonds and it appears you use it a lot. Is there another substitute I can use. I do now Coconut flour needs more moisture. Thank you for your help.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You can certainly replace almonds with other kinds of nuts and you can also use sunflower or peanut butter as a topping, keeping in mind that the latter is acidifying. And, as you mentioned, coconut flour is a good almond flour replacement provided you adjust the liquids. Oat flower, though acidifying, is another option. Enjoy!

  6. Vickie Vakidis

    I want to try your recipe for sweet potato toast. However, I am trying to reverse my prediabetic status. Would your recipe, with your topping suggestions, be ok to incorporate with the diet I am on.
    Ps. I am not overweight.

    Thank you so much.
    Vickie Vakidis

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Vickie, sweet potatoes are considered a superfood for diabetics thanks to their high fiber content and excellent nutritional value. Enjoy!

  7. Dorothy

    That’s a very clever tweak to replace bread. I will try the sweet potato toast for lunch to make a sandwich with cold cuts or with sardines, both of which are acid.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Great idea, Dorothy! Enjoy!

  8. Carla

    Do you mean yams? Sweet potatoes on white on the inside.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Carla, the recipes are meant to be used with the most common variety of sweet potatoes, which are orange on the inside thanks to their high content of the polyphenol beta-carotene. Both sweet potatoes and yams are tuberous root vegetables, but they are not related. In fact, given their texture and flavor, yams are closer to white russet potatoes, and they’re starchier and drier than sweet potatoes.

  9. Bertha

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this. Thank you, Vivian!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      It’s my pleasure, Bertha!

  10. Jeannie

    You can also steam the sweet potatoes, then cool in the fridge. Later, slice and cook in an air fryer or waffle iron.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Thanks for sharing this, Jeannie!

  11. Connie

    It sounds so good! I have a few sweet potatoes at home so I’m going to try this now. Thank you, Vivian!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You’re welcome, Connie 🙂

  12. Mary Montebello

    Omg I love sweet potatoes but never thought to have it for breakfast. I know regular potatoes turn to sugar so I dont have them often But sweet potatoes yum. Thanks you so much for you our info

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      You’re very welcome, Mary! Enjoy!

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