This high protein Vegan Avocado Toast topped w/ Rosemary Mushroom Lentils is SO good! It’s also gluten-free and my new favorite “go-to” for a quick and easy protein-powered plant-based lunch. Get the recipe along with this week’s other Happy Things & Healthy Living Tips!

1. High Protein Vegan Avocado Toast (Gluten-Free)

Vegan Avocado Toast

Follow Your Heart and Gluten Free and More Magazine sponsored this post on Instagram. All content and opinions are 100% my own.

This high protein vegan Avocado Toast with rosemary mushroom lentils on gluten-free Follow Your Heart oat bread is 100% the sum of all its delicious parts!

Sautéed ‘shrooms, lentils, & fresh rosemary provide a yummy umami flavor, the avocado adds a rich & creamy flavor, & the Follow Your Heart Oat bread gives it a delicious hint of sweetness.

One serving provides 17 grams of plant-based protein. Want more protein with your meal? Add a glass of soy milk for 25 grams of protein!

Rosemary Mushroom Lentil Vegan Avocado Toast

This Vegan Avocado Toast topped w/ Rosemary Mushroom Lentils is SO good! It’s also gluten free, and my new favorite “go to” for a quick and easy protein powered plant based lunch.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving



  • Heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and saute until they soften.
  • Add fresh rosemary to mushrooms, along with cooked lentils. Saute for ~ 2 minutes, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Toast the bread, then when it’s ready, drizzle remaining olive oil over toast, top with avocado slices, rosemary mushroom lentil mixture, and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice on top before serving.


I purchased Follow Your Heart Oat Bread {gluten free, low FODMAP, vegan} at Sprouts in Encinitas. Check their store locator to see where it’s available in your area.}


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 1158mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 13.5mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 4.6mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Mediterranean, MIND Diet, Vegan
Keyword avocado toast, gluten free bread, lentil recipes
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2, Artichoke Season


Who else is as excited as I am for artichoke season???

I snapped this pic the other day {with my new I phone 8+ in portrait mode~love it!} in front of my neighbor’s garden. I was super tempted to pick them ~ Shhh…don’t tell!

Now I’m dreaming up all the delicious ways I can use them, including in these Amazingly Addictive Artichoke Squares, this Spinach, Artichoke & Feta Strata, & this Artichoke-Rosemary Tart with a Polenta Crust.

What would YOU make with fresh artichokes???

3. Big Tex’s Baseball Season

Please allow me a proud mama moment as I share this pic of Big Tex and his high school baseball team. 🙂

I love this pic because he posted it on his Instagram page the other day and he rarely posts photos. He looks so happy {and I can rarely get him to smile in pics} because he pitched his 1st full game to lead his JV team, the CCA Ravens, to victory.

As a former softball pitcher with a couple of no-hitters under my belt {yep!} I can totally relate to the pressure you feel pitching. But all his teammates played a great game too!

They just wrapped up their season, and while they may not have had the best overall record in the league, they had so much fun playing together and supporting each other. They’re a great group of boys!

4. Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Meet my new fave high-protein smoothie combo~yum!

To make it, I blended 1 Daily Harvest Strawberry Cheesecake Sundae with 1 container of Good Culture plain cottage cheese, & Westsoy organic unsweetened soymilk. It was SO good and super quick and easy to make.

If you haven’t tried Daily Harvest yet, you can learn more about all delicious ready-to-eat superfood smoothies, parfaits, overnight oats, sundaes, harvest bowls, and lattes here.

I keep a variety of Daily Harvest favorites in my freezer for those busy days when my family and I want something healthy and nourishing to eat when we’re on the go!

Use my code “eastewart” to get 3 free smoothies from your first order!

5. Olivewood Gardens and This Pretty Cocktail

Dragonfruit Cocktail

Mr. Spicy & I had a fabulous evening at the Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center Seedling Soiree a couple of weeks ago, where I sipped on this delicious Dragonfruit cocktail.

It was our first time visiting the gardens, and I loved learning about their programs and mission…

…to empower students and families from diverse backgrounds to be healthy and active citizens through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education.

It was also fascinating to learn about the history of the house, gardens, and the original owner/founder, Christy Walton {widow of John T. Walton,  the son of Walmart founder Sam Walton}, who started the organic gardens in the 1980s. Christy and John’s son was diagnosed with cancer as a child, and they started growing organic vegetables and fruit for juicing to help him, as no other treatments panned out. Today he is healthy and cancer free in his 30s. I love it!

I highly recommend visiting Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center to tour the house and gardens or taking one of their gardening or cooking classes. The gardens are gorgeous!

  1. My friend & fellow dietitian, Jessica Levinson, wrote a great article on Alternative Gluten-Free Flours for Today’s Dietitian Magazine. My recipe for Green Banana Flour Brownie Bites is featured, plus you can learn about other alternative gluten-free flour, including sweet potato flour, pumpkin flour, wine flour, and coconut flour. Have you tried any of these flours? Are any other ones not mentioned?
  2. I love this post from Nataly Kogan of Happier –>Forty Things I Learned about Living Happier–a.k.a. a letter to My Daughter. Which one of these things can you relate to the most?
  3. With all the high-carb, low-carb, and “everything in-between carb” diets on the internet, what to eat can sometimes be confusing. This post from my friend & fellow integrative dietitian, Danielle Omar, should help clear up some carb confusion. My take: I know some clients who do better on a lower-carb diet, but I also have clients who consume a higher-carb diet and feel great. Bottom line: Before you cut way back on carbs, up the quality of your carbohydrates, and pair them with protein and healthy fats, then listen to your body, see how you feel, and adjust accordingly. If you need help figuring out the best diet for YOU, get in touch with me~I’d love to help!
  4. Having trouble creating new healthy habits? I hear you~it can be tough! But, stick with it, and hopefully, these tips will help–>5 Reasons Why You’re Not Succeeding With Your Habits {and what to do instead!}
  5. Because it’s Friday, and who doesn’t love Pizza???–> 12 Healthy Pizza Recipes you Can Feel Good About at Jill Castle. Enjoy!

What’s making YOU happy this week? I’d love to hear!