Perfect way to start the day, if you ask me!
Happy Monday! I know, the title says Sunday, but, I have a good excuse. I made two fabulous sweet and savory dishes yesterday with good intentions of posting them once I got home from getting a pedicure and grabbing dinner with a bridesmaid. Well, that didn’t happen. I got home and face planted into bed. Since I have today off work, I’m going to feature both recipes plus workout DVD reviews & a new Focus, Fix and Flaunt! It’s no secret I’m a foodie, but I’m also a fitness and health nut. Alongside my recipes, I’m going to start posting nutrition tips and superfoods again! Stay tuned today for massive updates!
I woke up yesterday, like I do every Sunday, with the urge to make something wonderful. I opened my refrigerator to find 3 eggs, 5 pieces of whole wheat bread, 1 cup of milk and some random produce. Sadly, my pantry wasn’t looking much better. After a failed attempt to make pancakes (rough Saturday), I was also down to 1/2 cup of flour and 1/3 cup of regular sugar. What can one make that is sweet, delicious but still light with the ingredients at hand? Only took a second before French toast came to mind! French toast is delicious, incredibly easy and can be quite healthy, all you have to do is alter how you eat it. Instead of cooking your pieces in oil, try cooking spray. Trade your butter and full-sugar syrup for 1 tsp of powdered sugar and honey. At a mere 140 calories and 5 grams of fat, you can afford to have more than just one piece! Note: If you are a syrup lover, use a low-sugar, low-calorie variety, like Mrs. Butterworth’s sugar-free, low calorie syrup, which has only 35 calories in 1/4 a cup!
Whole Wheat French Toast
What You’ll Need:
- Light Whole Wheat bread
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup of skim or 1% milk
- Cooking spray
- 1 tsp of powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons of honey OR sugar free syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to Make it:
- Spray skillet with cooking spray.
- Mix eggs, milk and vanilla together. Dip bread in the egg mixture and place in pan.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until browned. Take off heat, top and enjoy!
The hearty flavor of the bread compliments the sweetness of the honey/syrup and powdered sugar perfectly. A tasty and sweet breakfast treat!
Nutrition Information per Piece: 140 calories, 5 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein and 2.5 grams of fiber.