Fight Fuel: Pomegranate Pumpkin Avocado Toast

Fight Fuel: Pomegranate Pumpkin Avocado Toast
May 18, 2017 EBF

Fight Fuel: Pomegranate Pumpkin Avocado Toast

Call me basic, but I love avocado toast. It’s a colorful and tasty departure from nut butter. But, even avocado toast can run its course. Here’s where pomegranate and pumpkin come into play.

The added crunch from pomegranate and pumpkin seeds makes for a more filling toast. Nutrition-related perks include:

  • Pomegranate seeds contain three different types of antioxidants. Since all antioxidants don’t perform the exact same job, branch out to provide your body the best protection possible.
  • One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contain 46% of your daily magnesium requirement. Magnesium is essential to healthy bones and proper muscle functioning.

So give this revamped avocado toast a try.

Pomegranate Pumpkin Avocado Toast

(serves 1)

Ingredients

1 slice of 100% whole grain bread

¼ of an avocado, mashed

1 Tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

2 Tbsp pomegranate seeds

Directions

  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Spread the mashed avocado over the toast.
  3. Top with pomegranate and pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories: 283 kcal
  • Total fat: 16.1 g
  • Sodium: 183.5 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 28.1 g
  • Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Natural sugars: 3.5 g
  • Added sugars: 5 g
  • Protein: 8.6 g

Ally Gallop is a registered dietitian working in nutrition communications for New England Dairy & Food Council. She previously worked as a clinical dietitian and had a private practice, where she worked with patients experiencing diabetes, heart disease, and gastrointestinal surgery and its conditions. As a runner and triathlete, you’ll find her teaching ROADxTRIATHLON at EBF while dancing to Jay Z, Kings of Leon, and Sia.


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