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Friday, August 31, 2012

Simple and Healthy French Toast Delight for Two


Title: Simple and Healthy French Toast Delight for Two
Blogger: Abby Tudela

It amazes me how many people prefer to dine out rather than having a home cooked meal. With today’s generation constantly being on the go, finding a quick meal seems reasonable, but as  easy and delicious fast food is, it can be it also can be deadly. The  U.S is the number one leading country dealing with obesity.

There are lots of articles about people dying from obesity, and it is scary to think that people are doing this to themselves. On the other side of the spectrum, there are also those who suffer from eating disorders. it’s sad to know that there are those who are dying to fit in, dying to look like what society defines as beautiful.

Hi, my name is Abby and I blog at Dirt on the Rocks and Big Boy Chronicles. I want to thank Khristine the opportunity to write a guest post on her blog.

I wanted to share with you the beauty of healthy eating and share a simple recipe for two.

Healthy does not always equal skinny. To me it means finding a balance of fitness and eating habits which will lead to a good lifestyle. It’s often believed that if you eat healthier you’re giving up tasty and fulfilling things.  That doesn’t have to be true - there are plenty of foods out there that are both healthy and flavorful.

You can still have your favorite meals. If you enjoy pasta, there are many ways to prepare pasta with healthy ingredients, and a simple Google search can help you discover many of these types of recipes.  It doesn’t have to be hard. It’s really about finding substitutes for the meals you love. Love fried food? There are tons of comfort foods out there that don’t require you to drown it in oil.

I want to share with you a delicious recipe that I tried making at home after having it at my favorite vegetarian restaurant. Keep in mind I am not vegetarian and even I enjoyed this! What if I told you that I found a way to make the ultimate breakfast treat a lot lower in calories and taste just as delicious? How is that possible, right? I’ll tell you how.

Healthy and Delicious French Toast
  • 4 pieces of whole wheat bread. (I chose whole wheat bread because it is lower in fat and refined carbs, and has heart-healthy grains.)
  • ½ cups of soy milk. (You can use almond milk for extra flavor, or vanilla soy milk. I just use regular plain soy milk.)
  • ½ tsp. of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. of maple syrup
  •  ½ tsp. of vanilla extract
  • Sliced fruits of your choice, or nuts for toppings

  1. Mix your wet ingredients together and add the maple syrup and cinnamon.
  2. Soak the bread in the mixture - making sure each side is nicely coated.
  3. Heat a non-stick skillet on the stove top in low heat. If you’re not using a non-stick pan, melt a small amount of butter or oil to keep the bread from sticking.
  4. When the pan has reached a low heat, add a slice of your bread to the pan.
  5. Cook the break until it looks a bit brown and toasted, making sure to cook both sides evenly.
  6. Once that’s done add your desired toppings over the French toast and serve!

Optional toppings can include other types of syrups and whipped cream. However, keep in mind that these add sugar (calories), so take it easy on the sugary toppings and try to use fruits instead. My favorite is to add bananas.

This is such a simple recipe to make at home for breakfast and it’s flavorful and filling, too!  Eating healthy does not have to be boring and bland.

There is a new healthy, it’s here, flavorful, and in charge.

Abby is 23 and a single mother living in Southern California trying to make ends meet. She is a freelance blogger whose clients include, an apartment-finding service for locating north Dallas apartments . Abby loves spending time with her son and is constantly learning new things about him as each day passes by. In her blog, Dirt on the Rocks Abby writes about food and life. Like many single moms, Abby finds that her life experiences are both daunting and inspiring, and her blog reflects these experiences.

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