Vegemite toast alternatives. Vegemite is a popular Australian spread made from yeast extract and salt. It is often used as a condiment or sandwich spread. However, it also makes a great alternative to bread. In this article, we are going to look at some other options for using vegemite instead of bread.
What are some of the Best Vegemite Toast Alternatives?
1. Avocado & Tomato Sandwich Spread.
It sounds like a strange combination, but trust me, it works. This recipe calls for avocado, tomato, basil leaves, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cumin, chili flakes, sea salt, and pepper. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
Add more spices according to taste. Use with wholemeal bread slices or use as a dip for veggies.
2. Egg Salad Sandwich.
If you want to go traditional, try making egg salad. Simply mix eggs, bacon bits, onions, celery, mustard, dill pickle juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Serve between two pieces of white bread.
3. Cheese & Onion Sandwiches.
These cheese and onion sandwiches are perfect for lunchtime picnics.
They’re easy to prepare and delicious too. Just combine sliced cheese, chopped red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, dried parsley, black pepper and salt. Place mixture onto 2 slices of crusty bread. Top each piece with another slice of bread. Cut off excess bread before serving.
4. Veggie Burgers.
For vegetarians who prefer meat-free meals, burgers are a tasty option.
Try adding mushrooms, spinach, peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, olives, etc., to create different flavours. Make sure to add plenty of seasoning though.
5. Baked Beans.
A classic American dish, baked beans are usually served over rice or pasta. Here’s a simple way to enjoy them – simply mash up canned kidney beans with ketchup, molasses, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and chilli powder. Bake in oven for 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.
6. Tuna Pasta Casserole.
Another classic comfort food, tuna pasta casseroles are quick and easy to cook. Combine cooked noodles, tinned tuna fish, peas, corn kernels, green bell pepper, diced ham, milk, cream, Parmesan cheese, Italian herbs, salt and pepper. Heat through in microwave or stovetop. Garnish with fresh chives.
7. Vegetable Soup.
One of my favourite ways to start the week is by having vegetable soup. All you need is carrots, potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks, spring onions, celery, bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, peppercorns, stock cubes, water and seasonings. Bring everything to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Enjoy this healthy vegetarian soup warm or cold.
8. Spaghetti Sauce.
I know what you’re thinking: “Why spaghetti when there are other types of pastas out there?!” That’s because most store bought sauces contain high amounts of fat and calories.
Instead, whip up your own healthier version using crushed tomatoes, minced garlic, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, oregano, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
Cook pasta according to instructions. Once done, drain and toss with sauce. You can also top with mozzarella cheese if desired.
9. Chicken Noodle Soup.
When the weather gets colder, nothing warms us better than chicken noodle soup.
10. Cottage Pie.
What’s not to love about cottage pie? The filling consists of ground beef, vegetables, mashed potato, gravy and topped with crumbled crispy fried pastry.
11. Peanut Butter Cookies.
Everyone loves peanut butter cookies right? Well here they are again, only healthier. Replace flour with oats, honey, brown sugar, vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir well then bake at 170 degrees Celsius for 10 – 12 minutes
12. Mango Lassi Ice Cream.
This mango lassi ice cream tastes like dessert but it’s actually good for you. It contains protein, calcium, vitamin D, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, fibre, folate, copper, manganese, phosphorus, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamins K and E as well as omega 3 fatty acids.
13. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars.
These oatmeal raisin cookie bars taste just like their name suggests — delicious! They have all the goodness of traditional cookies without any added sugars. Simply combine dry ingredients, wet ingredients and mix until combined. Spread into greased pan and press down firmly. Cut into squares once cool. Top each bar with chocolate chips before serving.
14. Chocolate Chip Cookies.
If you want a treat that won’t make you gain weight, try making some chocolate chip cookies.
Mix together eggs, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Add in chocolate chips and stir thoroughly. Drop spoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined tray and flatten slightly. Bake at 180C for 15 – 20 minutes. Let them sit for 5 minutes before removing from oven. Cool completely before storing in airtight container.
15. Banana Bread.
Who doesn’t enjoy eating banana bread? Make sure to use ripe bananas though. Bananas become very starchy when overripe. Also, don’t forget to add walnuts too. Walnuts help lower cholesterol levels.
16. Coconut Rice Pudding.
A perfect comfort food which will fill you up while still being low calorie.
What is Vegemite?
In 1939 Vegemite was officially endorsed by the British Medical Association as a rich source of B vitamins. The product has been around since 1908 but did not become famous until after World War II. After the war, soldiers were given rations that included Vegemite which helped them recover their health after years of malnutrition. This led to more people eating Vegemite and thus creating a huge demand problem.
Today there are hundreds of different varieties of Vegemite products including jams, biscuits, ice cream and cheese spreads.
Vegemite is served on toast with butter, peanut butter, marmalade or honey. You can use it as a dip for fruit such as apples, pears, bananas and melon balls.
You’ll find a jar of vegemite in most of kitchen in Australia because they have been one of the best-selling food items in the country ever since its invention.
The first recipe book published in Australia called ‘Australian Cookery’ contained over 100 recipes containing Vegemite. Many Australians still prefer Vegemite to Marmite due to the fact that it tastes better than Marmite.
Vegemite also contain vitamin B2 which is essential for healthy skin and hair growth.