I’m pretty surprised we have not yet covered this subject as it is one of the more common questions we get asked here. Many people are looking into a healthy substitute butter for toast ( or any other food! ) and have drawn a blank after the more commercial and obvious solutions. So let’s take a look at what our research managed to find and see if there is anything that takes your fancy…..
1. Avocado – This is a healthy substitute butter for toast that my mother actually introduced me to when she found out I was writing this article! Creating an avocado spread is a very healthy way to round off your toast in the mornings. Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fat which you also find in things like olive oil. It is much better for you than the margarine spreads that are on the market.
2. Hummus – Yuck! I’m afraid this is not to my tastes but it is considered a healthy substitute butter for toast. Hummus is only about 20% fat which is slightly lower than the avocado option I gave you above – not much of this fat is saturated though ( a big bonus! ). A few years back it was really not that popular in this country but these days supermarkets supply it in small container tubs so it keeps well in the refrigerator.
3. Cottage Cheese – Again, Yuck! Another foodstuff I am not that keen on but it is a very healthy option when compared to real butter. The cool thing about cottage cheese is that it is always supplied in two options – normal and low fat! My eight year old son seems to get on with it quite well so I purchase the lower fat version for him ( he eats it on those crispbreads!).
4. Ricotta – A much smoother version of cottage cheese – I don’t mind this stuff as much! Ricotta is usually made up from the leftovers from cheese and is quite popular in certain baking circles. It’s a nice enough healthy substitute butter for toast – I much prefer it to cottage cheese!
5. Peanut Butter – By far my favorite choice of healthy substitute butter for toast! I’ve loved this stuff along with Marmite since I was a kid – lovely on toast for breakfast. I think both peanut butter and Marmite are the kind of ‘love em or hate em’ products that kids either take to or not. My partner can’t stand the stuff but I adore it! The spread offers a very high source of protein but is also a little fatty if you go for the more commercial ‘smooth’ types. If you check out a local health store they may well sell the 100% peanut version – much healthier overall!
Do you know of any delights you can use for a healthy substitute butter for toast? I’m sure there’s more out there and we’d love to hear about them. Please leave any new suggestions on this subject in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by