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Healthy Recipes for Healthy Living October
7 Ways to Dress Up Your Toast: Tips from a Nutritionist
This week, I would like to introduce a fellow blogger who shares good looking, healthy recipes! Jenna Gorham is a Registered Dietician and Licensed Nutritionist who offers nutrition tips, recipes, and more at www.jennagorhamrd.com.
In honor of this month’s theme of healthy living, I am sharing one of my favorite recipe posts from her blog. Since I have started working at a new workplace, I have been on a better schedule that allows me more time to enjoy both breakfast and lunch at home most days. I do like to load up on carbs and protein, so this post about toast really caught my eye!
Toast 7 Ways
By Jenna Gorham, RD, LN
Toast is underrated. Toppings can be so much more than butter or jam.
Toast is the perfect vehicle for a quick lunch or snack when you don’t have time to sit down or feel like you have nothing in the fridge. Here are a few of my favorite toast concoctions for when you have just 5 minutes or less to throw together a meal.
1. Avocado, Tomato, Basil
Mash a little avocado right on your toast with a fork, place a few sliced tomatoes on top, sprinkle with fresh shredded basil. If you’re feeling fancy – sprinkle on some mozzarella and let it melt in your toaster over, microwave, or conventional oven. Or like any savory toast – an over easy egg goes great on top! The toast pictured here is sprinkled with hemp seeds for a good source of magnesium, zinc, b vitamins, omegas, fiber, and protein!
2. Cream Cheese, Cukes, Dill
The cream cheese adds protein and fat for a satisfying meal or snack. Topped with the classic cucumber and dill combo to balance out your plate with a vegetable and a little extra flavor.
3. Hummus & Roasted Sweet Potatoes
A great way to use up leftover roasted veggies (sweet potatoes, carrots, & cauliflower are my suggestions!). You could also use fresh bell peppers, canned black beans, cucumbers, or any other veg you have on hand.
4. Scrambled Eggs, Avo, & Greens (sauteed or fresh)
Crack your eggs in a small bowl with a splash of milk to make them fluffy. Whisk and cook. Add in a handful or two of greens (spinach, kale, beet greens, chard – whatever you have on hand). Cook until wilted. Mix in some avocado or spread it on your toast. Throw the eggs on the toast and you have yourself a gourmet meal. Season with salt and pepper (or paprika or hot sauce).
5. Nut Butter, Berries, Chia, & Coconut Flakes
A great combo with any fruit. Personally I love peaches with peanut butter but strawbs, bluebs, and bananas are all great choices too – can’t go wrong here. Spread your choice of nut butter on your toast. Defrost frozen fruit or slice fresh fruit and place on top. Sprinkle with chia seeds and unsweetened coconut flakes.
6. Ricotta, Greens, Peas, Edamame, & Green Onion
In a small bowl, defrost your frozen peas and edamame for a few seconds in the microwave. In a separate bowl, combine some some ricotta and greens (spinach, arugula, etc.), microwave briefly, just until the spinach wilts. Lather the ricotta mix on your toast. Top with the peas and edamame, sprinkle with green onions, salt and pepper.
7. Yogurt, Chai Spice, Bluebs, & Hemp Seeds
Spread plain Greek yogurt on your toast. Greek yogurt is a great source of protein and fat to help fill you up. Season with some chai spice (or cinnamon), top with fresh, frozen, or defrosted blueberries, and hemp seeds.
Jenna Gorham, RD, LN is a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist and works with clients virtually across the country. She provides customized nutrition coaching helping her clients adopt lasting healthy lifestyle habits to help them feel their best in their 20s and beyond. She also consults with businesses on nutrition related projects, nutrition coaching, meal planning, and nutrition writing and communications. Learn more about her on her website or follow her on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest for healthy recipes, nutrition information, and more.
Thank you to Jenna, for lending her knowledge and photos for this post.
Thank you for reading!
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