Avocado toast

If you’re craving carbs first thing in the a.m., this avocado toast will become your best friend. The lime juice adds a refreshing flavor, the avocado delivers healthy fats, and the whole grain toast boasts B vitamins that can help ease nausea.

Makes 1 serving / Prep time: 5 minutes / Total time: 5 minutes


  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • ¾ ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon coarse sea salt, divided
  • 2 pinches chili powder or smoked paprika


  1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Toast the bread until golden and crispy on both sides, about 5 minutes total. Or toast the bread in a toaster until golden.
  3. Mash the avocado, lime juice, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt together until only small lumps remain. 
  4. Spread the avocado mixture onto the toast and top each with a pinch of chili powder and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.

Per serving: 391 calories, 2 g protein, 50 g carbohydrates, 16 g fiber, 4 g total sugar, 21 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 402 mg sodium, 547 mg potassium (16% DV), 101 mg calcium (10% DV), 34 mg magnesium (9% DV), 0 mcg B12 (0% DV), 0.319 mg B6 (16% DV), 3.2 mg iron (18% DV)

About the book:

Healthy, Happy Pregnancy Cookbook is the perfect guide for pregnant women. Full of humor, heart, and wisdom, it promotes clean eating and the idea that using food as medicine is the best remedy for dealing with the symptoms that occur most during pregnancy—such as swollen ankles, bloating, and more.

From HEALTHY, HAPPY PREGNANCY COOKBOOK. Copyright © 2016 by Stephanie Clarke and Willow Jarosh. Reprinted with permission of Atria Books, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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