On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…three french toast.
French toast is on the top of my list for favorite breakfasts, especially during the winter. This morning I decided to whip up some french toast to treat my body before heading to the gym to meet up with my trainer. Eating tons of sugar and carbs would make me sick during my intense workout, so I made a lighter version of French toast.
All you need is…
- 2 Medium Egg Whites
- 3 Slices of 40 Calorie Whole Grain Bread (Village Hearth)
- 2 Tbsp Sugar Free Syrup
- 1/2 Tbsp Chopped Pecans
- 1/2 Tbsp Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Small Banana
- Cooking Spray
-Spray a frying pan with cooking spray.
-Turn heat to medium-high.
-Dip slices of bread into egg whites.
-Place dipped bread onto heated skillet.
-Cook until each side is golden brown.
-Slice 1/2 of the banana into slices, approximately 1/2 inch thick.
-Spray heated pan with cooking spray.
-Add bananas to pan, cook until each side is golden brown.
-Top french toast with: cinnamon, chocolate chips, pecans and bananas.
-Drizzle syrup over the top.
The toppings are all optional. I chose to add the toppings because I needed the extra energy and nutrition for the gym. The bananas are high in potassium. The dark chocolate has tons of health benefits for your body. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants. The pecans are high in protein and contain healthy fats.
Here are some of the nutrition facts for French toast in our favorite breakfast restaurants:
Dennys : 870 Calories, 42g Fat, 94g Carbs, 68g Sugar, 5g Fiber, 15g Protein
Perkins: 790 Calories, 31g Fat, 108g Carbs, 59g Sugar, 2g Fiber, 21g Protein
IHOP: 650 Calories, 36g Fat, 59g Carbs, 17g Sugar, 5g Fiber, 20g Protein
4 Sonic French Toast Sticks: 500 Calories, 31g Fat, 50g Carbs, 2g Fiber, 7g Protein
Corner Bakery Cafe: 1250 Calories, 52g Fat, 187g Carbs, 4g Fiber, 80g Sugar, 20g Protein
As you can see, it’s hard to find a light French toast when you are out for breakfast. It’s also easy to rack up those calories when you are cooking french toast at home, if you don’t swap some of the ingredients.
After making some swaps with my french toast, I was pleased with the nutrition facts.
Taralynn’s Light French Toast: (Serving Size 3 Slices With Toppings)
Calories: 225, Fat 5g, Carbs 38g, Fiber 8g, Sugar 10g, Protein 13g.
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…3 French hens.
I keep setting birds free. You’d think my true love would have gotten the point by now. I don’t want any birds for Christmas, or any animal for that matter. How about a basket of fruit, or new running shoes? What is a French hen anyways?
I decided to make the best of the situation and keep the French hens, but only for their eggs. With their eggs, I am going to make the best golden French toast!
Hopefully my true love will realize, I am not a bird person.
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