Happy Toast Tuesday to all of my little bunnies!
Sam and I are on the last leg of our road trip making our way from Tucson to LA! Yesterday we drove 15.5 hours, so we are really excited for the shorter drive today. In the past couple of days I have been smothered by a countless number of incredible emails and a plethera of new readers, pinners, Facebook fans, and Twitter followers. I love reading your stories and seeing your DIY photos! Thank you soooo much for continuing to read my blog everyday. Your support means the world to me. Because I have been attempting to blog via my iPhone (appologies for any awkward autocorrections and spelling errors!) in the middle of the dessert on my road trip, I haven’t been able to respond to emails as promptly as usual. I love chit chatting with readers and really appreciate the time and courage that goes into so many of your emails and I like to do the same for you! I’ll be emailing everyone as soon as I can, you are so important to me! I love you little bunnies!
Now onto the toast! Not only is this toast a classic, but it’s the perfect post workout snack with a purpose.
It may seem counterintuitive to eat after you have just exercised, but this is the best and most important time to eat. Your body needs protein and carbohydrates to repair muscle tissues and replenish glycogen stores, which are depleted after a strenuous workout. You can avoid cancelling out the calories that you just burned by eating the correct combination of foods to meet your body’s fuel needs.
After a sweat session, you want an ample protein (nut butter) combined with a high-glycemic carbohydrate (banana). By adding a complex carb like whole-grain toast, you are getting extra fiber without empty calories to make a more substantial post-workout meal. Eaten together within 45 minutes after a workout, this combination will go a long way to help your body repair and restore.
Peanut Butter & Banana (PB&B) Toast
1 slice whole-grain bread
1 Tbsp unsalted peanut butter
Toast the bread and slice up half of a banana. Spread the toast with peanut butter, and top with banana slices.
Guess what day it is?
Mmmmm a healthy twist on the ultimate kind of toast: French Toast! French Toast may have a poor reputation when it comes to healthy breakfast choices, but not when it’s pretty and perfectly portioned! It’s the perfect combination of protein, whole-grain, healthy fats, and produce!
Whole Wheat French Toast
1 slice whole-wheat bread
1 cup fresh raspberries
1/4 cup egg whites
2 Tbsp sliced almonds
1/8 tsp cinnamon
3 drops liquid stevia or other natural sweetener
Combine egg whites, cinnamon, and sweetener in a bowl. Soak the slice of bread in the egg mixture until it is absorbed. Place the bread in a pan lightly coated in cooking spray over medium heat. Pour excess egg mixture on top of the bread. Flip and cook both sides until the egg is no longer runny. Transfer to a plate and top with fresh raspberries and almonds.
The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Whole Grain: whole-wheat bread
Protein: egg whites
Plant Based Fat: sliced almonds
It’s Toast Tuesday!
Today is a variation of one of my old favorite treats. I used to love bagels with cream cheese, tomato and lemon pepper in high school. Nowadays, I still enjoy this flavor combination, but I’ve swapped the bagel for sprouted grain toast and traded in the regular cream cheese for a fat-free version.
Tomato & Lemon Pepper Toast
1 slice Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Low Sodium Bread
1 Tbsp nonfat cream cheese
2 slices tomato
lemon pepper to taste
Toast the bread, spread with cream cheese, top with tomato slices, and a sprinkle of lemon pepper.
It’s Toast Tuesday!
Today, is a little boost of protein and sweet pear with spices for an afternoon pick me up.
Cottage Cheese Pear & Nutmeg Toast
1 slice whole grain bread
¼ cup nonfat cottage cheese
1 bosc pear
nutmeg to taste
Cut the pear into thin slices . Toast the bread, spread with cottage cheese, layer with pear slices, sprinkle with ground nutmeg to taste.
It’s Toast Tuesday!
Creamy almond butter and fresh berries contribute to this tasty little treat that is reminiscent of a PB&J, only this is much better!
I’m allergic to blackberries (I usually use bing cherries), but I shot a picture of this slice when I made it for a friend! She said it was blog worthy!
Almond Butter & Cinnamon Blackberry Toast
1 slice Julian 12-grain bread
1 Tbsp unsalted almond butter
1 cup blackberries
cinnamon to taste
Toast the bread, and spread with almond butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and top with fresh blackberries.