Tomato-Cheddar Cheese Toast

A perfect soup pairing or an easy snack, this healthy cheese toast recipe features fresh tomatoes, salty Cheddar cheese and cracked pepper atop slices of crusty bread.

Spiced Chickpea “Nuts”

When roasted in a hot oven, chickpeas become super crunchy. They’re a great low-fat substitute for nuts when salty cravings hit.

Summer salad with mango, cucumber, avocado and curry vinaigrette

This summery salad with mango, cucumber, avocado, and curry vinaigrette is a perfect antidote to all of the heat, and it’s also a wonderful medley of flavor and color.

A few years ago, I confessed to a raw foodist friend that I didn’t much care for mango. She looked at me as if I’d just confessed to disliking babies or puppies. “I know,” I said. “I’m pretty weird about fruit.”

Not surprisingly, I suppose, the way I learned to love mango was by throwing it into my meal-sized salads. (I wonder if you could persuade me to eat just about any food by putting it in the right salad? Probably.) This mango and avocado kale salad is now a favorite of mine.

Chocolate recovery milkshake

I’ll admit it – I’m in my off season. So although I’m still following the “ultrafood” guidelines… I might not be doing so as ‘hardcore’ as when I’m in full on training mode. So no, there’s no tart cherry juice in this post-run recovery shake (however, I did drink a glass separately later haha!) – but there is the yummy superfood CACAO in there! Give it a try for a special post-run treat!