Yogurt Toast: It’s a Thing, and You Should Get In On It
Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to eat something healthy, fast, and homemade. Here, she’s sharing her favorite hacks for easy weekday breakfasts.
I love yogurt. I love toast! But if there’s one thing I don’t love, it’s having to choose between the two (I know; life can be terribly rough at times). Enter: yogurt toast.
This idea was borne out of a week of eating just yogurt or just toast for breakfast, then feeling so hungry by our 10:30 a.m. staff meeting I was slumped down in my chair and seriously considering swallowing an entire pack of gum just to silence my rumbling stomach. One morning a few weeks ago, I reached for the fresh butter I keep in my fridge only to remember with horror that I had used it all up on a pasta sauce the night before. Drats.
Still, my coffee had brewed. My seeded wheat bread had toasted, and it needed a topper. Slightly skeptical about whether or not it’d work, I opened a jar of thick, plain Noosa yogurt and slathered it on. I added some flaky sea salt for good measure, as well as a tiny drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Not only was the resulting product delicious, it felt hefty without being heavy. 10:30 came and went, and my belly stayed quiet. I was full! I was satisfied until lunch, but I didn’t feel weighted down.
It’s the combination of complex carbs (from the whole-grain bread), the protein, and the fat (from the yogurt; I always use full-fat) that worked nutritional wonders. But it was the blank canvas the yogurt toast provided that really got me excited. Since then, I’ve been making it almost every morning and topping it with both savory and sweet add-ons. Anything goes when it comes to this admittedly-already-kinda-weird meal, but the important thing to remember is to use good quality bread and a hearty yogurt without artificial sweeteners.
Make Your Own Yogurt Toast
Here are some combinations to get you started. Leave your own ideas in the comments below!
Rye toast + yogurt + sautéed fennel + EVOO
Spelt toast + yogurt + creamy almond butter + honey
Whole wheat toast + yogurt + sliced strawberries + black pepper
Seeded toast + yogurt + sautéed greens + sesame oil + chile flakes