4.18.2012

French Toast

Usually school day breakfasts are rushed. But lucky me, this morning, my kids woke up extra bright and early! While the kids watched an episode of Mickey Mouse, I sleepily and quickly whipped up some healthy French toast!

Whole Grain French Toast Recipe
cooking spray
2 slices 100% Whole Grain Whole Wheat bread
2 eggs
1 tbsp low fat milk
½ tsp vanilla
1 tbsp white sugar
3 shakes cinnamon
powdered sugar (to sprinkle on top)
Bread bath time.
1.) Whisk all ingredients in a medium size bowl, except the powdered sugar. 
2.) Place bread slices in bowl, cover with egg mixture, and soak for 5 minutes.  My daughter peeked to see what was cooking and said the bread was taking a bath.
3.) Heat pan on medium heat and spray cooking spray.
4.) Cook French toast 3 minutes on one side, flip to other side and cook 1 and a half minutes- the second side cooks much faster than the first so keep an eye on it.
5.) Let your kids lightly sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

A fast, easy, and healthy breakfast to start the day! My son wanted seconds, my husband was swiping pieces from my son’s plate, and my daughter and I shared a slice.  Next time, I will double the recipe! Get messy! Have fun! And eat healthy!

Besides my yummy French toast recipe, I wanted to share two interesting healthy tidbits:

1.) Including eggs in your breakfast is a healthy way to start the day! Eggs are loaded with healthy benefits because they are filled with choline, protein, and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Eggs help keep you awake by jumpstarting your brain. 

2.) Yesterday, I was shocked when I read an article from Self Magazine on agave syrup. I was under the impression that agave syrup is a better sweetener option than most sugars.  Turns out, agave syrup is no better than the infamous high-fructose corn syrup! Lesson learned, sugar is sugar so when you use it, use a little of the real thing.  

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