Healthy French Toast
More proof that eating healthy does not have to be boring. There’s no need to give up some of your favorite foods in an effort to lose weight and keep it off. Here is a favorite weekend breakfast recipes that will still fit into your healthy eating plan.
2 slices Sprouted Grain, Spelt or Rice bread (they all work well)
2 whole eggs
1 TBSP butter
Maple syrup or apple sauce (no sugar added)
Cinnamon to taste
Scramble the 2 eggs in a bowl large enough to fit one slice of bread. Dip the bread and make sure it is coated generously with the egg mixture. Heat a pan (on low to medium) large enough for 1 or 2 slices of bread and add the butter.
Once the butter is melted in the pan (if it begins to turn brown, you have the heat up too high) add the bread coated with the egg mixture. Cook the bread on each side for 3-4 minutes covered (Covering the pan cooks the egg more evenly).
Serve with maple syrup (1 tsp per slice is more than enough) or topped with apple sauce and cinnamon.
NOTE: Is this a cheat meal or a deviation from a healthy eating plan? Nope. All of the ingredients are wholesome and natural and fit right into your healthy eating plan.
If you want a bit more protein with your breakfast, you can add a piece of bacon, breakfast sausage or even another egg on the side.
Enjoy your French Toast!
Hot Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 cup apples, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Stevia or honey to sweeten if desired
In a medium-sized bowl, soak the quinoa in cold water for 5 minutes.
Drain and rinse under cold running water.
In a medium saucepan, combine the soaked quinoa and water and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.
Add apples, nuts and cinnamon. Simmer until water is absorbed.
Serve with milk (just a little over the cereal) and sweeten to taste with stevia or honey.
This would be 3 servings and I would count it as my carb option and add some more protein to this breakfast meal… maybe more nuts or one egg.
Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
1 cup organic quinoa, ( rinse quinoa before cooking)
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Turn off heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Stir in blueberries and cinnamon (you can also add a little stevia to sweeten); transfer to four bowls and top with pecans or walnuts.