In recent years, avocado toast has been negatively associated with the millennial generation and the stereotypes attached to them, becoming a symbol of falsely perceived over-indulgence and financial recklessness. However, this simple yet delicious meal is not quite the extravagance that it’s made out to be, especially when you fix it at home using some basic household ingredients.

While avocados are a little pricier and contain a higher calorie count than your average fruit or vegetable (approx. 322 calories each) they are made up of monounsaturated fats, which, according to the American Heart Association, lower bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. So if you’re craving a savory breakfast that’s healthier than your basic bacon and eggs, avocado toast is the perfect go-to.

The different options to prepare avocado toast are nearly limitless, but here’s an idea for a simple version still packed full of deliciousness. There are no precise measurements, but don’t overdo it! With each of these ingredients, a little bit goes a long way.

Ingredients:

Italian, French, or Chicago style bread from the bakery at your local grocery store (or any bread of your choice, although a crustier bread will probably work better). Alternatively, use a fiber-filled, whole-wheat bread for a healthier option.

Half an avocado

Lemon juice

Olive oil (in moderation, as it’s high in calories)

Garlic salt

Cracked black pepper

Instructions:

Toast two slices of your bread of choice—enough so that they aren’t at all soft anymore.

Slice the avocado in half and scoop it out in thin slices from one side (or from the entire avocado, depending on its size and how much you want to make). Place slices on the toast.

Dribble lemon juice over the avocado slices.

Drizzle olive oil over them, then sprinkle with garlic salt and black pepper. Enjoy!

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