Start to Keto Challenge: Sweet potato toast with avocado (Low carb, Paleo)

Start to Keto Challenge: Sweet potato toast with avocado (Low carb, Paleo)


1 person

oven (or toaster), cooking pot

10 minutes – Toast without the toppings stays fresh for up to 3 days in the fridge


  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1 package of tempeh (or 2 eggs)
  • Extra virgin coconut or olive oil
  • Black pepper and sea salt
  • Smoked paprika and turmeric (optional)
  • 2 large handfuls spinach or kale (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons MCT oil (optional)

It’s been a while since we last shared a new recipe video but I’ve been working hard behind the scenes on my new book ‘Het Keto Plan’ – all about the high fat low carb lifestyle and how you can turn your body into a natural fat burner!

Since I only had two months to write it, I don’t have an English translation just yet but I’ll be working on an English version of my ‘Start to Keto’ eBook this Summer and I’ll definitely keep you updated about the printed book too!

To celebrate the launch of ‘Het Keto Plan’, I’ll be sharing 4 of my favorite recipes to help you get started.

Today we’re starting with a powerhouse breakfast: sweet potato toast with avocado. It’s a fun gluten free alternative to bread and you can get really creative with your toppings. In today’s video, I’m keeping it plant-based with fried tempeh but feel free to serve your toast with a softly boiled or poached egg.

Not a fan of avocado? You can replace it with nut cheese, pesto, nut butter… Just make sure to choose a topping that is high in healthy fats and low in carbohydrates – essential to stabilize your blood sugar levels, beat sugar cravings and keep you satisfied and energized until lunchtime.

If you like to meal prep for several days, you can make a big batch of roasted sweet potato to save time in the morning. Leftovers make a great lunch on the go or an easy weekday dinner as well, served with extra veggies, salad or soup.



PS: I made an English video for sweet potato toast a while ago, using a toaster. You can check it out right HERE.

Sweet potato toast with avocado (Low carb, Paleo, Keto)


  1. If you’re using organic sweet potatoes you don’t need to peel them, because the skin contains lots of minerals and flavor. Just rinse and dry.
  2. Cut the sweet potato in thin slices of 0,2 to 0,4 inches. Put them in your toaster on its highest setting. Repeat three to four times until the sweet potato is completely cooked.
  3. You could also use your oven to make the sweet potato toast. Preheat at 350°F and roast for 5 to 10 minutes. I like to rub the sweet potato slices with some extra virgin coconut oil (or you could use olive oil) and sea salt.
  4. In the meantime, heat a spoonful of extra virgin coconut oil in a frying pan. Cut the tempeh in smaller pieces and bake until golden. Flavor with black pepper and sea salt. I also love adding smoked paprika and turmeric. If you wish, you can add two large handfuls of spinach too.
  5. Serve the sweet potato toast with sliced avocado, tempeh scramble and if you wish a spoonful of MCT oil to feel satsified even longer. I also added some hemp seeds and garden cress.
  6. For a vegetarian version: replace the fried tempeh with one to two softly boiled or poached eggs.


  • Are you using a toaster? Try to pick round sweet potatoes that fit in the toaster and cut them into thin slices of about ½ to 1 cm (0,2 to 0,4 inches) to make sure they cook properly. To see how I make them, check out this video for sweet potato toast.
  • I love serving this sweet potato toast with tomato and baked mushrooms too, English breakfast style, or for lunch with a simple salad.

Nutritional value (per person with 1 avocado and 2 eggs)

Total carbs 33,1g Fiber 7,9g Net carbs 25,1g Protein 15,1g Fats 40,9g Of which saturated 7,8g Calories 547,5 kcal

Macro nutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (21,4%), protein (11,3%), fats (67,3%)

Now I would love to hear from you!

How do you prefer to start your day: with a sweet or savory breakfast?

Have you ever tried sweet potato toast before? What are some of your favorite toppings?

Let me know by leaving a comment down below.

You can find more easy breakfast recipes, both sweet and savory, in my new book ‘Het Keto Plan’ (at the moment only available in Dutch).

Next week I’ll be sharing more info on intermittent fasting and a recipe for a superpower breakfast shake!





Hi, I’m an admin/moderator in a Facebook group which is about managing weight and diet while living with a particular set of rare diseases (adrenal insufficiency). We have a particularly rough set of challenges day in and day out and as a result I have been trying to find good tasting, easy recipes for us along side the group’s creator to help people living with this condition. I would like to share your recipe listed below with the group with your permission.

If this is agreeable to you I will include a photo, a copy of the link ( ) and all references will be made highlighting your effort. Please understand, you would be getting the credit, not my or other admin, and you would potentially be helping people living with a life threatening chronic illness. Thank you for considering our request. Please feel free to email me at the address which I provided. Thank you very much for considering this request. Have a pleasant day.

Will wrote Reply

Dear Will, thank you for your message. Yes of course, feel free to share the recipe in your group. Thank you for adding the link to our blog & the book credits! Have a lovely day, Julie

wrote Reply

Crispy and delicious the combination of the delightful sweet potato toast and nutrient filled avocado is truly an experience to enjoy, sweet potato has always been one of my favorite ingredients to use in my meals due to its high nutritional value. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe.

Julie Van den Kerchove
Hi Veronica, Thank you for your lovely comment! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying the recipes :) Big hug x Julie
Julie Van den Kerchove wrote Reply
Tina Jumper

I love sweet potato toast, I prefer a savory breakfast and I just had some with taco meat and melted cheese ....yum!

Tina Jumper wrote Reply
Julie Van den Kerchove
Hi Tina, glad to hear you enjoyed it! :)
Julie Van den Kerchove wrote Reply

hi, I'm just curious how you could justify 25 net carbs as keto when the recommended grams per day on the keto diet are 20g and below? Wouldn't this fall into more of a liberal low carb recipe?

Kirk wrote Reply
Julie Van den Kerchove
Hi Kirk, some people can eat up to 50g of carbs per day and still remain in a mild state of ketosis. It all depends on your body composition and how your body handles food. Measuring will give you the answer :) For a lower carb version, you can try roasted zucchini instead of sweet potato. Enjoy!
Julie Van den Kerchove wrote Reply
sandra jackson

Hello, just fell upon your recipe and so excited, I am 60 have been a nurse for 43 long years, started at 17 and became an RN in 1980. Now its some me time to get fit after years of physical abuse looking the health of others. Your information is going to help me so much, just wanted to let you know Julie.

So happy healthy eating to me, may the pounds drop off me like the leaves of my trees [that's a lot of pounds then]

Cheers Julie

sandra jackson wrote Reply
Julie Van den Kerchove
Hi Sandra, thanks for your lovely message. I hope you will find the balance that feels good for your body :) To your health & wellness! Warmest wishes, Julie
Julie Van den Kerchove wrote Reply

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