Sep 04 2012 08:42 am

French Toast

When you keep balance in your meals you have a bigger variety to choose from.

This French toast is a savory variation that with a pile of fruit and vegetables gives you the nutrients you need and feels like a guilty pleasure.

Pay attention to portions: the fruits and vegetables are half of the plate.

For one serving size:

Ingredients:

  • 1 slice whole wheat bread
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp shredded cheese (try to make it reduced fat – any kind you like: Cheddar, parmesan, mozzarella)
  • 1.5 tablespoons oil (I combine coconut and olive oil)
  • Salt, pepper
  • Spices: garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, sweet paprika, chili powder, barbecue powder (use your imagination…)

Directions:

  1. Preheat pan on medium heat and add the oil.
  2. In a wide bowl whisk the egg and the milk.
  3. Add to the egg mixture all the spices that you like, whisk again.
  4. Add the shredded cheese and whisk again.
  5. I like to cut the slice of bread in half – it’s easier to handle.
  6. Drench the bread in the egg mixture and put in the hot pan. When I place the bread in the pan I kind of scoop it to make sure I get some of the cheese with it. Put the side with more cheese face down on the pan.
  7. After putting both halves of the bread in the pan, pour the left over egg mixture and the cheese on top of the bread.
  8. With a spatula, turn each piece over after a couple of minutes.  The goal is to get both sides nicely brown without burning it.

To serve, put on a plate with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

We love to add some cottage cheese on top, or just enjoy it as is.

Important comment: use spices that you like, regardless of what I wrote. In general the more spices you use when cooking, the less fat you’ll need to make it yummy and you are more likely to enjoy staying home and eating healthy.

 

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