Boost Your Breakfast With Healthy French Toast
Looking for a more gourmet breakfast to start your morning off with?
If you’re tired of your usual oatmeal and eggs routine that you eat during the week, it’s time to consider treating yourself to something refreshing come the weekend when you have more time to prepare a dish.
The classic French toast might be a favorite, but unfortunately, as it’s high in simple carbs and low in protein, it doesn’t exactly make the cut on your diet plan.
This modified version of the classic is healthier and will fuel your body well for the morning ahead.
Let’s look at the substitutions we’ve made and then give you the full recipe.
French Toast Substitutions
The first thing you need to do is get rid of the classic bread that’s used. Bread is rich in simple carbs, meaning it’ll get broken down quickly, spiking blood glucose levels and then setting you up for a crash later on.
Instead, try using Ezekiel bread. This bread is a very wholesome grainy source of bread that’s rich in fibre and will also pack in far more protein as well. It’s an optimal choice as far as your health is concerned.
Then, rather than using multiple whole eggs for the recipe, you’ll use one whole egg along with a couple egg whites.
This will keep the total fat and cholesterol count in check, ensuring that you stick with your nutrition plan.
Finally, rather than drizzling on some icing sugar and high-sugar maple syrup, you’ll top the French toast with some fresh berries along with a little sugar free syrup if desired.
Healthy French Toast
2 slices Ezekiel bread
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1-2 tbsp. skim milk
Cinnamon (to taste)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sliced strawberries (or any other berry)
4 tbsp. sugar free maple syrup
Whisk together the egg, egg whites, milk, cinnamon and vanilla in a shallow bowl. Once combined, place bread into mixture to fully coat.
Once coated, transfer to a sprayed non-stick skillet heated over medium heat. Place in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip during half time and then cook for another 1-2 minutes until second side is cooked through.
Transfer to a plate and serve topped with fresh berries and some sugar free maple syrup.
All in all, this breakfast will provide around 350 calories, a good source of protein, complex carbohydrates, and a little healthy fat as well. It’s one that you can feel good about eating.