Toast Toppings to Fuel Your Fitness

Toast is quick, fits in anytime of day, and is super versatile. Breakfast, snack, lunch, or dinner, sometimes it just hits the spot! With the fabulous #ToastTuesday trend I thought I’d share some of my favorite ways to enjoy it, along with when you might want to enjoy each combo. The “trend” obviously isn’t the old boring toast you’re used to. Warmed fluffy (mostly) sprouted grain bread with a slight crisp and delicious toppings may be a better description of what I’m sharing today (along with creative recipe ideas from some other dietitians and healthy food bloggers). If you’re thinking “sprouted whaaaat?”, have no idea what kind of bread to buy, or still think “carbs are bad“, check out this post on how to choose nutritious bread. And no whining if you’re gluten-free! I have a whole category for you at the bottom!


(L: almond butter, banana cacao nibs | R: sunflower seed butter, gala apple, hemp seeds)

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Patriotic Smoothie Pops

It isn’t a patriotic summer holiday in America without red, white, blue and sparklers! After a yummy burger, grilled veggies, or any of these dietitian approved barbecue recipes, these creamy patriotic pops are fun for kids and adults to eat at the end of a hot day.

Red White and Blue Popsicles

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Black Bean Brownie Bites with Hemp Seed Frosting

I know, I know, I’ve been posting a lot of dessert-like recipes lately. You all must be devastated by the fact that these delicious bites all contain tons of nutrients and are a super healthy way to indulge.

Black bean brownie bites

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Strawberry Chocolate Oat Bars

Strawberry season is one of my favorites! We hiked over to Doylestown recently for our annual strawberry picking trip at Hellerick’s Farm. Per usual, we went a bit overboard and brought home more than two people need. Obviously, this meant recipe testing! I enjoy oats and chocolate several times per week year round. So, why not mix these delicious ingredients together with the perfect nutrient balance to fuel exercise?

Strawberry Chocolate Oat Bars

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Garbanzo Berry Cupcakes

The base for this recipe may not have been cupcakes, but with a tad more moisture and a couple of edits to these chickpea flour banana muffins you now have a successful fiber-ful cupcake. Even better, I have the easiest and most nutrient-rich ways to add patriotic color. This way you can celebrate Memorial Day and 4th of July with them!

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Zucchini Rollatini

Disclosure: I received free samples of Sabra Hummus mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

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Now that Cinco de Mayo is over, it’s time to focus on the next holiday! No, not Mother’s Day {though I am sure your Mom would love this recipe}. I’m talking about National Hummus Day, obviously! I make hummus very often, but it’s also such an easy ingredient to pick up at the grocery store and it is useful for so much more than dipping. Let’s celebrate it’s versatility on Hummus Day, May 13, on Mother’s Day and every day! Continue reading

Spicy Wild Blueberry Cacao Smoothie

Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.

Have your 2017 nutrition goals been going as planned? Were improving your snacks part of your goals, or should they have been? Do you eat to adequately refuel and recover post-workout? Or, are you following some crazy plan and getting sick of the same foods over and over?


Whether you have or haven’t been feeling satisfied with food lately, I have got a wildly delicious smoothie for you! When it only takes one minute to make, there’s no excuse. 🙂 It also may end up in your rotation on repeat as I have had it 3 times since I perfected it last Friday.

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