Healthy Breakfast - french toast with roasted vegetables

Healthy Breakfast: French Toast with Berries

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French Toast is an all time favorite, it’s yummy, comforting and flavorful! Often, the sad part is your standard serving of fried white bread coated in simple sugar and saturated fat is not a traditional health inducer. In fact, a standard order and America’s favorite at a popular breakfast chain can run you upwards of 900 calories and 50g of fat. Humm, maybe that’s not sounding like such a good deal after all…

My French toast Simple Secret is just like the rest of them, a few simple swaps and you can put your favorite recipe in the proverbial phone booth and have it come out dressed as a super hero. Of course it’s one of the simple, healthy and delicious recipes from my 21-Day Healthy Living System, but here’s a sneak peak. Check out how easy it is to boost the nutrition on this bad boy:

Simple Healthy Breakfast Swaps to make French Toast a Super Food

  1. Swap plain white bread with Sara Lee® Delightful bread
  2. Swap heavy cream or whole milk with almond milk
  3. Use only 1 egg yolk for every 2 eggs
  4. Swap butter and syrup for antioxidant power house fruit and veggie compote
  5. Swap bacon or fried potato side for roasted sweet potatoes

These six simple swaps chisel 70% of the calories and fat off and leaves you with a satisfying, vitamin and mineral packed, phytochemical power house of a breakfast that will please and satisfy the whole family! This recipe serves 2, so feel free to double or so depending on your party size.

Healthy Breakfast: French Toast with Fresh Berries

Healthy French Toast Recipe

French Toast Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  •  tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • Canola Oil Spray
  • 4 slices of Sara Lee® Delightful bread

Topping Ingredients

  • ½ cup Blackberries
  • ½ Orange (juiced)
  • ½ tsp Orange Zest
  • 2 T cup Agave Nectar
  • 1 Roasted Beet (diced)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup Roasted Sweet Potatoes (diced)

 French Toast Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together milk, eggs, salt, vanilla and cinnamon.
  2. Place bread in a deep dish and pour egg mixture over the bread. Let it sit for a few minutes while you prepare the topping.
  3. Spray frying pan with oil and cook on each side until brown and egg has cooked through (about 2-3 minutes per side).

Topping Directions

Place beets, blackberries, agave, orange juice, orange zest, and cinnamon in a saucepan and bring to a slow boil. Let simmer as you cook your French toast.

Assembly Directions

Take 2 pieces of French toast and top with ½ cup diced sweet potatoes and ¼ cup of the blackberry-beet mixture and serve! You can also serve the sweet potatoes on the side if you prefer to separate your flavors.

French toast collage

Note: To roast beets and sweet potatoes, dice into ¼” cubes, spray with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in oven at 450 degrees for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through to keep from burning.

What’s your favorite healthy breakfast? It’s the most important meal of the day you know!


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