10 Instagram Worthy Ways to Make Toast Less Boring

By August 22, 2016Eat

Never eat boring toast again. 

Toast is a reputable snack choice, there’s no doubt. With a healthy mix of carbs and fats, it’s a great quick way to eat something yummy and substantial between meals.

But when you’re just eating bread and butter every day, it can get pretty dull. Well, I’m here to tell you that that’s totally unnecessary: these Instagrammers have got this whole “toast” thing down, and replicating their ideas is easier than you’d think. 

1. Mix your sweet and savory. 

 One slice fruity, one slice eggy. No yawns from this girl this morning, that’s for sure. 

And this greek yogurt tuna salad is a perfect healthy way to sneak in some more protein. 

2. One word: yogurt.


Don’t mind me, just having a super sweet Saturday πŸ˜‹ here’s some more of my newest obsession: YOGURT TOAST πŸ™Œ and PECAN BUTTER ❀️ . . thanks so much @purelypecans for introducing me to this creamy & sweet nut butter — it’s a winner for sure. . . Livin it up with the summer fruits with toast topped with: πŸ”Ήnonfat plan @siggisdairy Greek yogurt . πŸ”Ήstevia packet from @sweetleafstevia (told y’all I’m into this stuff πŸ™ƒ) πŸ”Ήsliced frozen peaches πŸ‘ πŸ”Ήblueberries πŸ’™ πŸ”Ήpecan butter from @purelypecans (this stuff is the πŸ’£ diggity) πŸ”Ήcinnamon! πŸ˜‹πŸ‘Œ . . . . . . . . . . . #yogurt #foodisfuel #protein #toast #breakfast #healthybreakfast #healthy #nutrition #peach #blueberries #blueberry #sweettooth #fruit #fruits #carbs #nuts #peanutbutter #healthyeating #healthyfood #healthyliving #healthychoices #healthyeats #strongnotskinny #snack #foodstagram #fitfood #fitfam #postworkout #plantbased #vegetarian

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Get a little extra protein in there with your sweet snack by spreading greek yogurt on your toast before adding fruit and other toppings. 

3. Make your own (healthier) jam. 


Post-workout breakfast today was 2 slices of @foodforlifebaking 7 Sprouted Grains bread topped with @wild_friends Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter, @hodgsonmill Flax Chia Blend, delicious warm berries (just microwave, mash, then microwave again! So yummy!), banana coins, and then an extra drizzle of peanut butter because you can really never have too much in my book πŸ™ˆ I made this colorful plate to try to brighten up this gloomy, rainy day and right when I went outside to eat, the sun came out β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈβ˜€οΈ Workout this morning was a 20 minute bike HIIT + about 40 minutes of ab work with as little rest as possible! Hopefully they’ll start coming around to say hi if I keep giving them attention πŸ’ͺ🏻 if the rain holds out, I plan to go for a long walk with the 🐢 Wishing you the best Thursday #fitfam 😸 #happyandhealthy #health #healthy #healthyfood #healthychoices #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #healthylife #healthybreakfast #healthyfoodshare #healthyeats #healthyeating #workout #postworkout #cleaneats #cleaneating #foodie #foodisfuel #eeeeeats #eatclean #eathealthy #eatinghealthy #eattherainbow #eattogrow #eatrealfood #eatright #strongnotskinny #fit #fitness

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It’s as easy as microwaving berries, mashing them with a fork, microwaving them again, and BAM. Sweet, juicy, no-added-sugars-in-this-corner HEAVEN. 

4. Get seasonal.

Make like this gal and find some seasonal-flavored nut butter (pumpkin spice PB, say WHAAAAT?!) and in-season figs. 

Or, you know, use whatever in-season fruits you have at your disposal. Really any of them work like magic.  

5. Use allllll of the superfoods. 

This classy gal used a nice mix of seeds, but you can choose whatever nutrient-dense toppings your heart desires. 

6. Put an egg on it. 

No, I don’t mean just plain old eggs and toast. Scramble some eggs with cheese, and each bite will taste HEAVENLY with cheesy, yolk-y goodness. 

7. Add more grains. 


Taking Toast Tuesday to the beach this morning β˜€οΈπŸ™‚ Of course I packed some of my staple food items with me! There was no way I was going a week without peanut butter πŸ™…πŸ» Just gotta be careful cause my cousin is allergic, so I only brought one jar πŸ™ˆ But sadly, I didn’t have room for my waffles so y’all are gonna have to celebrate Waffle Wednesday in my honor tomorrow πŸ˜”πŸ˜« But for today, I’ve got BBG week 1 arms and abs to do (because my legs got burnt like πŸ”₯ yesterday so legs couldn’t happen) 😑 Still pumped though πŸ’ͺ🏼 Love arm day! Two slice @foodforlifebaking cinnamon raisin ezekiel toast 🍞 + @crazyrichardspb chunky pb 🍯 + banana coins 🍌 + one w/ @purely_elizabeth blueberry hemp granola & one w/ @arrowheadmills puffed kumat β€’ Strawberries πŸ“ + unpictured coffee w/ hazelnut @so_delicious creamer #health #healthy #healthyfood #yummy #legday #fitness #fitspo #fitgirl #fitfood #foodie #food #foodporn #diet #eatclean #cleaneating #cleaneats #eathealthy #eatforabs #weightloss #plantbased #bbg #gains #bbggirls #iifym #workout #getfit #instafood #instagood #breakfast #eat

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Who doesn’t love carbs? Adding some puffed grains or granola can take your toast to the next level. 

8. Use greens. 


decisions I never regret: having more GREENS in my life πŸƒ β€’ whether it’s with my food, beverages, or SURROUNDINGS 🌳 after this afternoon’s cycle class 🚴 with @sarahjgaines (her classes at @cycfitness leave me feeling A+, every time πŸ‘Œ) I took a lovely walk around Boston Common. Just spending time outdoors and hangin around trees (as lame as that sounds) is a wonderful way to brighten your entire day ~ . ANYWHO enough of my rambling. Here’s some food lol β€’ SNACK includingggg: πŸ”Ή1 slice toast πŸ”Ήsome spicy avocado @hopefoods hummus (this stuff rocks πŸŽ‰ πŸ”Ήarugula for some #greens πŸ”Ήedamame! πŸ’š . . . . . . . . . . . . . #snack #toast #healthysnack #healthy #arugula #green #eattherainbow #eatclean #eattherainbow #edamame #hummus #spicy #avocado #carbs #chickpeas #protein #healthychoices #beans #healthyfood #healthyeating #healthyliving #vegan #vegetarian #vegetables #veggies #plantbased #postworkout #fitfood #fitfam

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Getting more greens in your diet is never a bad thing. And there are lots and lots to choose from. 

9. Don’t use bread. 

WOAH. Game = changed.

Use sweet potato like this foodie: 

Or even try fruit slices if you’re feelin’ extra sweet: 


tbh tried to make one of those artsy apple sandwiches & ultimately failed, but hey, it still tasted good // broke my juice cleanse this morning with this gorg red delicious apple covered with PB, pepitas, @manitobaharvest hemp seeds, @simplyorganicfoods cayenne & lots of cinnamon (per usual) // but I also wanted to talk to you guys about balance, mindset & listening to your body. today I woke up too late for my 7am boxing class, but instead of freaking out like I would half a year ago about not working out, I saw it as an opportunity to let my body rest after all the work it’s been through. & so I went on a short (and by short I mean like actually ridiculously short) run in the morning – & it was enough. it was enough to feel my feet pounding the pavement, to breathe in the pre-rain air. it was enough that I wasn’t trying to burn calories or justify eating – I just wanted to enjoy the weather by being outside. & it’s balance that some mornings you eat apples for breakfast and have ice cream before dinner (because you gotta take advantage of #freeconeday amiright?) #approachingpaleo

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10. Stick with the tried and true. 


can we all agree that avo toast is the most beautiful thing on the planet??? #approachingpaleo

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Sometimes all you really need is a good, trustee slice of avo toast. AVOCADOS FOR LIFE. 

I’ll toast to that πŸ˜.

Author Holly Van Hare

Holly is a recent graduate from Northeastern University from Boca Raton, FL. She loves writing, math, and all things nerdy, as well as fitness. Holly is a health and wellness online influencer, group fitness instructor at BURN Fitness Studios, and future podcaster. Her favorite classes right now are HIIT training and cardio boxing.

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