Saturday, July 14, 2012

Clean Eating French Toast

My first official clean eating recipe needed to be something familiar that my kids would eat. I want to show them that clean eating isn't a different or yucky thing, it's simply a more natural way of eating. I made homemade bread and it is fantastic as french toast. French toast it is.

1 egg
5 egg whites
1/4 cup of low-fat milk (or milk substitute)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp real vanilla (optional)

Whole-wheat bread or homemade bread (without sugar)
Pure maple syrup
Fruit of choice on top (apples, strawberries, blueberries or bananas are my favorites)

Mix the first 5 ingredients together. Heat the griddle to 300-350 degrees. Dip each slice of bread into the mixture and place immediately on hot griddle. Cook each side thoroughly. Place french toast on plate, top with pure maple syrup or fresh fruit. Enjoy!

Here is the nutrition info for the egg mixture. My homemade bread adds another 110 calories per slice and the maple syrup adds 210 calories per serving. You can save calories by topping it with a banana instead of syrup.

Nutrition Facts

  8 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 25.1
  Total Fat 0.7 g
      Saturated Fat 0.2 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
  Cholesterol 23.5 mg
  Sodium 46.6 mg
  Potassium 22.4 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 0.7 g
      Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
      Sugars 0.5 g
  Protein 3.5 g