Healthy living

Toast toppers

Try a different topper on a piece of toast each day of the working week!

Summer breeze topper

  • 1 tablespoon avocado
  • 1/2 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon basil leaves, roughly torn
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Spread avocado on toast. Top with tomato, basil and pepper.

Mango delight

  • 1 slice wholemeal or multigrain toast
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat natural Greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 mango, peeled and sliced

Spread yoghurt on cooled toast. Top with mango slices and serve immediately. Substitute with any fresh summer stone fruit such as peaches or plums.

Pesto topper

  • 1 slice wholemeal or multigrain toast
  • 1/2 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/2 spring onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoon reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tablespoon pesto

Mix tomato, onion and ricotta in a small bowl. Spread toast with pesto and top with tomato mix.

Egg, rocket and avocado

  • 1 slice wholemeal or multigrain toast
  • 1 tablespoon avocado
  • handful of rocket leaves
  • 1/2 medium tomato, sliced
  • 1 egg, hard boiled, shelled and sliced
  • sprinkle of Tabasco sauce, optional
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Spread avocado on toast. Top with rocket leaves, sliced tomato and egg slices. Add a sprinkle of Tabasco sauce, if using, and pepper.

Mexicorn salsa

  • 1 slice wholemeal or multigrain toast
  • 2 tablespoons no-added-salt corn kernels
  • 1/3 Lebanese cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2 slices red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon red kidney beans
  • chilli flakes, optional

In a bowl, mix all the topper ingredients. Spread over toast and serve.

Fruity mix

  • 1 slice wholemeal or multigrain toast
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 strawberry, hulled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons blueberries

Spread cottage cheese on toast. Top with banana, strawberry and blueberries. Serve immediately.


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