Next-Level Avocado Toast? Put an Egg On It

By: Carolyn Malcoun  |  Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I heart avocado toast. It's one of my go-to breakfasts during the week. My 4-year-old daughter even digs it. But rather than just putting mashed avocado on toast, it takes practically no time to add a fried egg and some tasty veggies, which keeps me satisfied all morning.
Here's how to take avocado toast to the next level:
1. Start with a whole-grain foundation: Go for a full-flavored, high-fiber bread, such as a hearty slice of German-style rye or seeded multigrain from your favorite bakery.
2. Schmear on the avocado: This luxurious spread contains healthy fats that help you absorb nutrients in the veggies.
3. Give it protein power: Eating a protein-packed egg versus cereal or plain ol' toast will help you eat less later in the day.
4. Top it off: Sriracha and crushed red pepper may be your go-to toppers, but we're talking next-level avocado toast here, so go big! Think: kimchi, salsa, Cheddar cheese, bacon, wilted or raw greens.
Are you drooling yet? Try one of these tasty avocado toast recipe ideas stat:

Avocado Toast with Egg, Spinach & Salsa: Wilt 1 cup of spinach in a pan (it only takes about 30 seconds) before cooking your egg. Your favorite salsa is perfect on top.

Avocado Toast with Egg, Cheddar & Kimchi: That leftover kimchi in your fridge is dying to be part of your avocado toast.

Avocado Toast with Egg, Arugula & Bacon: Fry up a couple of extra pieces of bacon over the weekend so you'll have extra to crumble on top of your avocado toast.

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