By AtoZrunning / April 25, 2022

50+ Ways to Fix Toast

A toast guide for runners and toast lovers

The next best thing since sliced bread was toasting those carbohydrate-rich slabs of goodness. 
This slab of goodness has rescued my morning re-fuel a time or two. If you’re like me, you’re tired because life is busy and you need to get breakfast in your belly ASAP. Make the most of the slice of toast and get some good nutrition to help build towards recovery.
If that wasn’t awesome enough, fixing them with a variety of delectable toppings. Toast can be the backbone to build solid morning nutrition. With little effort, your toast can become a rather fancy morning meal.

The Classic Toast
I get it. Sometimes all you want is the basic toast with butter. What can you use instead of butter? Let’s say you are out and dry toast is just sad. 
Substitutions for butter:

  • Olive oil 
  • Coconut oil 
  • Ghee

(Add salt to taste, and if you want to boost your classic, add cinnamon.)
PLEASE NOTE: There is very little protein in the classic toast. This is best when added to a meal.
The Peanut Butter & Jelly Toast
Protein, carbs, fat… no wonder the peanut butter and jelly sandwich has become a staple of quick fuel.
Of course there are many kinds of nut butter you can use including almond butter and cashew butter.
While the varieties of jelly are numerous, may I suggest switching it up once in a while to some orange marmalade or cherry jelly to mix up the toast routine?
Jazz up your PB & J with toppings:
  • Chia seeds
  • Crushed nuts
  • Flax seed
  • Protein Powder
The Peanut and Honey Toast
While this is very similar to the jelly with PB there are different combos you can try if you use honey.
Jazz up with PB & honey with toppings:
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Nutmeg
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • (most berries, you get the picture)
  • Chia seeds
  • Crushes nuts
  • Flax seed
  • Protein powder
The Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is a fan favorite for many and offers a plethora of varieties. Now you can really build the Avocado toast out here are many options for you:

Toppings that go well with Avocado:
  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Tomato
  • Spinach
  • Garlic salt
  • Raw or cooked peppers
  • Cheese

The Chocolate Toast
Toast can certainly be a vehicle for a tasty treat when you are looking for something delicious and satisfying!
We recommend a peanut butter base for those who love the taste of peanut butter and chocolate to add some fats and proteins.
Base spreads for chocolate toast:
  • Nutella
  • Peanut Butter
  • Butter
  • Ghee

Toppings for chocolate toast:
  • Chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chia seeds
  • Shaved nuts
  • Flax seeds
  • Protein powder

The Greek Yogurt Toast
The greek yogurt toast is a delicious option and especially divine with fresh fruit. Add almost any fresh fruit to your greek yogurt for the best results.
Toppings that go well with greek yogurt toast:
  • Cinnamon (depending on flavor of yogurt)
  • Fresh fruit
  • Honey
  • Chia seeds
  • Protein Powder

The Hummus Toast
Not into sweet breakfasts, the hummus toast is very versatile and protein packed. 
Toppings with hummus toast:
  • Everything bagel seasoning
  • Tomatoes and balsamic
  • Egg
  • Feta cheese
  • Avocado
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Veggies

Toast Alternatives
Some have mentioned treating other foods as toast. You can sub for rice cakes, sweet potato slices,  among other bread alternatives.
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By Andi Ripley, running coach and co-founder of AtoZrunning
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