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French Toast Makeover

Endlessly searching for good beginnings, the Monday morning fresh start etc. I am always looking for healthy alternatives to the big weekend brunch. As empty-nesters (very young ones I might add) we thought we would have more time to ourselves, it seems the exact opposite. So, we cherish Sundays in this house, it’s the only time when its absolutely about us. We sleep in, catch up on Corie, walk the dogs, do some laundry and try to keep the computer and phones to a minimum.

This weekend I decided to makeover French toast. I was really pleased with the results. Though not as pretty as some, it was delicious and we loaded it with fruit.

This is the overnight version, which makes morning prep so easy. Throw it in the oven and put the coffee on. Yer’ done!

Spray a 13×9 inch pan with non-stick low fat spray.

6 slices of whole grain bread
1 tsp cinnamon
3 eggs
3/4 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup of maple syrup
2 tbsp of low-fat marg melted
1 tsp vanilla

Lay the bread down in the prepped pan in a single layer. Sprinkle the bread with the cinnamon (this is plenty of cinnamon). Mix eggs, milk, maple syrup, margarine and vanilla in bowl then pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning take it out and put it in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees. Makes 3 servings.

Add fruit, more maple syrup or your favourite toppings. Enjoy!

Give Me My Mush….

I decided to weigh the benefits of my morning oatmeal most recently by going without it for a few days. Unfortunately a few days turned into about two weeks (a very exhaustive, wondering why I feel this way two weeks) when I actually forgot about it. I started back on course Saturday morning and started feeling better by Monday morning and today, well I just feel great.

Nothing special about my particular oatmeal, its Quaker, I nuke it. What is special about it is what I do to it after it comes out of the microwave by adding milk, blueberries or strawberries and a teaspoon of maple syrup-it tastes fabulous (the secret is to stir really well, both before putting it in the microwave and after adding the milk)! Its good for the heart you know, and when you are trying to get weight off. The fact that the label says made in Peterborough, Ontario always puts a little smile on my face.

So get out your bowl, it takes two minutes to prepare. Enjoy!