SERVES 4 / PREP: 10 MINUTES / TOTAL: 10 MINUTES
These smoked salmon toasts couldn’t be easier to make and are packed with power foods. I recommend skipping the typical bagel and lox, which includes high-fat and low-protein cream cheese, and using avocado instead to load up on heart-healthy fat. The comforting creaminess of the avocado, which is slightly melted on the warm toast, topped with the saltiness of the salmon makes it a winning, healthy combination.
2 tablespoons low-fat plain Greek yogurt
Juice of ½ lemon
1 very ripe avocado
4 slices sprouted-grain bread (100 percent whole-grain)
8 ounces smoked salmon
2 fresh dill sprigs
1 In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt and lemon juice.
2 Cut open the avocado, remove the pit, and scoop out the flesh into the bowl with the yogurt. Mix well. The avocado mixture should be relatively smooth, without any large chunks.
3 Toast the bread.
4 Layer each toast slice with the avocado mixture and 2 ounces of the smoked salmon, and top each with fresh dill. Serve immediately.
Did you know? For optimum heart health, the American Heart Association recommends at least 2 servings (4 ounces) per week of fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna. Fatty fish contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help keep cholesterol in check and prevent heart disease and stroke.
Per Serving (1 toast): Calories: 231 Total fat: 10g Sodium: 646mg Total carbs: 19g Sugar: 2g Fiber: 6g Protein: 18g