Tuesday, May 24, 2016

White bean avocado toast

Packed with protein to keep you feeling full and energized, white bean and avocado toast is the perfect savory breakfast or easy, light lunch.

White bean and avocado toast for breakfast or lunch

It's easy to get into a breakfast rut, especially when you're in hurry, as most of us are each morning. Bless his heart, Mr. Ninj is perfectly content to eat the same egg sandwich or oatmeal smoothie that I put in front of him every morning, but I, on the other hand, need to change things up. And while baked goods like muffins are an awesome grab-and-go option, sometimes I need a savory, not sweet, breakfast.

So I was pretty excited when Pepperidge Farm® asked me to come up with a healthy and delicious recipe featuring toast. Yes, toast, which, when simply buttered and served with a plate of eggs can be a little ho-hum.

But this is not that.

We all love a good slice of avocado toast, whether for a quick breakfast or an afternoon snack. I've elevated it to healthy breakfast status by adding a layer of mashed white beans, loaded with keep-away-the-mid-morning-hungries protein, and topping it all with some veggies.

This, my friends, is a good-for-you, savory breakfast toast that's not only delicious but also has amazing staying power.

Protein packed white bean and avocado toast

And a great-tasting, good-for-slice of bread, like the new Pepperidge Farm Harvest Blends bread I've featured (available now in the Midwest at your local grocer!), can really make or break this toast recipe. I used the Harvest Blends Seeded Grain variety, which has a crunchy, slightly toasty taste that is the perfect complement to the savory beans and avocado. It ticks lots of my healthy watchdog boxes, too, in that it contains whole grains, flax seeds and no HFCS.

If you're looking for a meatless way to add a savory boost of protein to your morning breakfast routine, I think you'll totally dig this white bean and avocado toast.

(Oh and hey: it also does double-duty as a quick-and-easy light lunch, dinner or post-workout snack!)

And be sure to check out all my other quick, easy, and good-for-you breakfast ideas!

Protein packed white bean and avocado toast

While I have been compensated by Pepperidge Farm in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand for this sponsored post, all opinions are mine. Thanks for supporting the brands that support me!

White Bean and Avocado Toasts

1 cup canned white beans, drained but NOT rinsed
1 avocado, lightly mashed
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
3-4 slices Pepperidge Farm Harvest Blends bread, toasted
kosher salt

In a small bowl, mash the white beans with a potato masher or fork; season to taste with salt. Spread a layer of bean mash on each piece of toast, followed by a layer of mashed avocado. Top with tomatoes and a sprinkle of salt.

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  1. Sounds delicious. I'm always looking for new ideas for breakfast. I'll have to give it a try - Badge

    1. I think you'll love it, Badge -- thanks for stopping by!

    2. Definitely trying this. Linked from an article on Buzz feed regarding egg-less breakfast options. A) I truly dislike eggs B) I love avocado C) been reading about benefits of pulses and D) I have an abundance of cherry and grape tomatoes from my garden. Smashed white bean and avocado toast for the win!

    3. This sounds like the perfect breakfast for you, given A, B and C. :-) Enjoy!