I have a confession…sometimes I skip breakfast. Another confession…I hate wasting calories on food I don’t love.
OK, OK, so I know skipping breakfast isn’t healthy and there are numerous reasons why breakfast should never be missed but there are times I just simply forget or don’t have time. This brings me to my second confession regarding wasting calories…
Sometimes I just don’t want to eat something that I am not looking forward to. As a girl that is in a constant battle between fitting into my skinny jeans and my love of food it just isn’t worth it to me. However, my egg white french toast is both a great item to eat for breakfast and it will keep you in your skinny jeans. The recipe can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes and it is soooooo delicious! I try to keep this recipe extra healthy by using Ekekiel Bread which is 100% flour less and made of organic sprouted whole grains. The bread also has 6 grams of dietary fiber per slice and no sugar! The calorie content may change slightly depending on the type of bread and toppings you use, however the below recipe is for how I like to eat mine.
I hope you have a chance to try this out for yourself. Please let me know what you think!
Egg White French Toast
1 slice of Ezekiel Bread
1/4 cup egg whites (I buy the egg whites in a container for ease)
non-stick cooking spray
1 teaspoon light butter (I like Land of Lakes)
1 T. Pure Maple Syrup
Heat a non-stick skillet to medium heat. Meanwhile, pour egg whites in a shallow dish and sprinkle in a dash of cinnamon. Soak break in egg white mixture for about 15 seconds and then flip over and soak the other side of the bread. Spray the skillet and put the french toast in – cook 1-2 minutes per side and serve. I like to enjoy mine with some light butter and maple syrup but this would be great with fresh berries or jam as well.
I love brown sugar…there is something so delicious about the warm, caramel like flavor that nothing seems to compare to. One day while watching the Food Network (of course) I saw a recipe being prepared with simple syrup when I had an “ah-ha” moment – Brown Sugar Simple Syrup!
I made the concoction which is so simple – by combining 2 parts light brown sugar to 1 part water. Simmer in saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has melted. Add a dash of salt and voila – a yummy, delicious syrup with a warm, caramel flavor.
Some of my favorite ways to use this syrup is over oatmeal, breakfast quinoa, in coffee, yogurt, salad dressings and so much more. I would definitely try it. I store mine in the refrigerator and use it all the time. Enjoy!
I have had this pesky five pounds hanging around ever since the holidays and I can’t get rid of it fast enough. One of my favorite ways to treat myself when I am trying to be good is with a warm cup of tea.
My current favorite is the Tazo Chai Tea. Slightly sweet with cinnamon and a little spicy with the addition of black pepper and other spices, this is the perfect addition to my afternoon. Oh and since this is made with black tea there is some caffeine. My chosen way to enjoy is with a about 2 tablespoons of skim milk and a packet of Monk Fruit in the Raw which is an all natural sweetener. So yummy and delicious – do give it a try!
I am not sure if it is the kids, everyday life or what, but I have come to really enjoy a cocktail or two every now and again. Combine that with my never ending desire to try something new in the kitchen and I just had to try making my own Kahlua.