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How to improve your morning toast

Toast is a classical breakfast ingredient.  Though many people consider it healthier than bread, this is not entirely true and it also depends on the type of bread you are using. Actually, toast does little to change the nutritional value of bread, but it is tastier and it goes better with a lot of toppings.

Two pieces of toast on the table

The key to making great toast is to choose a bread type that provides you with all the necessary nutrients, but also the type of bread toaster you own. A basic, old model will only ensure toasting your normal sliced bread on both sides, at a certain level. Things can be much improved. Modern toasters offer a variety of options and toasting levels. You can not only toast slim slices of bread, but also bagels, muffins and croissants and set the color that you want the toast to acquire when you take it out of the appliance.

wild7Of course, if you want to get all the benefits from your toast, using whole wheat bread will provide your organism with minerals, vitamins and fibers that are not to be found in white bread because of the industrial processes through which this type of flour is obtained, that take most of these nutrients away. However, toast and eventually coffee will not be able to fuel you with enough energy to keep you functional until lunch time. That is why, toast comes with many toppings that add to its energetic values.

 

wild8Buttered toast is popular all-around the world. Unfortunately it is not the healthiest of them all, as butter has a high content of fat. Even so, if you add strawberry jelly on it, it’s highly unlikely that you can resist it. Other popular toppings for toast are peanut butter, fruit jelly, honey (or butter and honey even more yummy), cinnamon and sugar, herbs and garlic, tomatoes, ham, bacon and eggs (this variety is called French toast). Everyone has its favorite, but, even if you adore one type of toast, sometimes you get bored of it. For example, I used to make buttered toast a lot and add honey or jelly, but, at a certain point, I got tired of all combinations. That was when I bought my new toaster, in which I can perfectly fit slices of bread or croissants and muffins. As such I was able to diversify my breakfasts without necessarily wasting more time. For example, if I want to eat poached or boiled eggs, I can use the same toaster for it, as it has a egg cooking system integrated that will have your breakfast ready in a couple of minutes. While your bread is toasted, the eggs are being cooked and you can mind your own business around the house until they’re ready.

Moreover, I can also fry ham, bacon and vegetables on it, if I feel like having a more consistent breakfast. It is a great item to keep around the house if you start your job early.