Blue Food & Fun Toppings

It’s been a lovely day in San Diego.

I went for 20 minute outdoor run and came inside and did 20 minutes of yoga + weightlifting moves

The sun was shining all day, the temperature was around 78F with a light breeze that was just enough to make the palm fronds blow.

The flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer (love it!), and I can feel spring in the air!

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Life has been good.

In other matters, I got two bags of blue chips in the mail from Terra Chips

I like these Terra chips because they are a very “hearty” chip.  Not flimsy or airy, nice and crunchy.  Since I don’t usually eat much sodium, the salt on the chips definitely wakes up my tastebuds.

Handy little chip clip.  You can never have too many of these.

Terra Chips partnered with Jet Blue and they’re giving away tropical vacations and other fun stuff.  You may want to enter to win, here.

Eating these blue chips reminded me of my Ginger Roasted Tri-Colored Potatoes

I don’t think the purple potatoes taste any differently, but they’re fun to serve.  Purple food is just more fun.

 

But let’s move on from Blue Food to Fun Toppings for Food…

Like Vegan GF Pancakes topped with syrup and blueberries.  I guess blueberries fall into the blue food realm, though.

Or go a little crazy…

and have Butterfinger Oatmeal

It has oats + bananas, so it’s still “healthy”, right?

From my last post about Photography Homework & Lighting, thanks for sharing your tips and tricks.

Thanks for bearing with seeing the same food photographed from all those angles.  It still amazes me what just angles and positioning and lighting can do to change the final result and finished product.

And glad you liked the iPhone apps recap list!

Dessert: Butterscotch Chip Topped Rice Krispy Treats (with Vegan Chocolate Frosting)

Butterscotch Chips = a fun topping!

 

Questions:

1. Best thing you’ve ate or done so far this weekend?

Being with Skylar and enjoying the lovely weather!

2. Ever tried blue chips or blue potatoes?  Do you think they taste any differently?

I don’t, but I am not that into potatoes.  I know some people have distinct preferences and are particular whether they have yukon golds, new potatoes, red potatoes, russets, Idaho, etc. but to me, they are all just taters.  Except for Sweet Potatoes, as discussed a few days ago.

3. What are your Toppings for Oatmeal or Smoothies?

I won’t lie, crushing up Butterfingers makes a bowl of oatmeal super good.  So does adding frosting, sprinkles, butterscotch chips, or chocolate chips.

Looking for toppings that are a little “healthier”?  What, candy for breakfast isn’t healthy?

Try raisins, chia seeds or other seeds, nuts, or crumbling up some homemade granola (20 minutes to make, vegan + GF)

Or just add a drizzle of my quick Raw Vegan Chocolate.  Makes everything instantly better in 30 seconds.  And it’s healthy because of the coconut oil.  Right.

What are your fun or favorite toppings?  Either for oatmeal, smoothies, or in general?

57 comments on “Blue Food & Fun Toppings”

  1. Morning!!
    So my mom and dad are heading to San Diego for awhile, have any tips for them re: food, markets, fun shopping places? They are taking their RV down that way!!!

    AS for toppings, I LOVE caramel and chocolate!! MMMMMMMMMMM

    • girl there is soooo much to do and see. If they have really specific questions based on their interests from beaches to shopping to museums to food, I am sure I could make some rec’s but tell them to just HAVE FUN. It’s an awesome city with so much good stuff all over :) Wish you were coming with them!

  2. I wish I was in San Diego right now! It’s so beautiful there, you’re very lucky. Alberta [Canada] is nice too, but it’s just so darn cold right now!

    My favorite toppings are walnuts, shredded coconut, raisins, and coconut butter. I put those 4 things on practically everything. Another great topping is a cut up lara bar or broken up [healthy] cookie. The best thing I’ve had to eat this weekend was the porridge bars I made this morning. They just hit the spot!

  3. I love experimenting with different nut butters on my oats. Recently I discovered a love for Sweet Potato Butter (locally made, found in the farmer’s market) + pecans.

    Your blueberry-banana oat cookie made for a fantastic breakfast, btw! Hot blueberries are another favorite addition to my oats. :)

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  5. Beautiful weather, it was nice here before the afternoon rain kicked in. But I know months free of rain, clouds and fog is just around the corner here. The chips look good, pretty wild color.

    1. The raw fest at Whole Foods.
    2. Yes, but it’s been awhile. As I recall, they did not taste different, but looked cool.
    3. Fruit, usually chopped bananas or a berry mixture. Chia seeds and cereal aren’t bad either.

  6. I am a huge fan of toppings … for pizza, ice-cream, oatmeal … anything!

    I love coconut and chocolate toppings most I think.

  7. You live in San Diego?! I’ll be out there the weekend of June 5 for the San Diego Rock N’ Roll Mararthon! We should try to have a meetup! I’ve never tried the blue chips but they look amazing!

  8. I’m a sucker for buying anything different—once. If it tastes the same as “regular” then I don’t buy it again….blue chips—had ’em once. They were fine, but nothing special!

  9. I am so envious of your weather! ( I know I keep saying this ).. it was 50 degrees today and feel so warm! I was out with my dog for a two hour walk!

    I’m going to be in your neck of the woods late summer/early fall! I’d love to get together while I’m there!

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  11. Gorgeous pictures. we’re finally starting to see hints of color now. My fave part of spring. I think blue chips tend to be thicker, not so much different tasting as very slight texture difference.

  12. best thing eaten this wknd Mrs.Phangs salmon&broccoli
    best thing “done”- fashion show with ma sistah!
    do love blue potatoes! i think my soul can taste the blue.

    cooked some blueberries down to a warm jammy goo to top my bfast french toast.drool.

  13. I’ve never had a blue potato before, but will have to try them

    Favorite oatmeal toppings: All of my bowls usually fresh fruit, , granola, coconut. I really like steel cut oats the best!!!

  14. We love Terra chips at my place!!! I don’t think they taste any different, but we eat with our eyes and I find the colour very appealing. Lately I’ve been on a real blueberry, dark chocolate chip kick as topping for my oatmeal…

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