French Toast is a breakfast that always symbolized the weekend and holidays. I can remember my mom cooking it for me on Christmas. I consider it a â€œspecialâ€ breakfast, which is probably why I make it ALL THE TIME. Why wait to experience the good stuff?
Iâ€™m entering this recipe in Tinaâ€™s Egglandâ€™s Best Competition. :) I know itâ€™s not a very complicated recipe, but itâ€™s delicious, healthy, and fun. And I cannot follow complicated recipes, anyway! 🙂
I was excited for Tinaâ€™s contest because I always use Egglandâ€™s Best Organic/Cage Free anyways. Itâ€™s the most humane option at my grocery store, so Iâ€™m willing to pay the premium.
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon unsweeteneed almond breeze
- 2 pinches of cinnamon
- 1 pinch of ginger
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon of ground flax
- 2 piece of whole wheat toast
- Maple syrup for dipping
- Put bread in toast and set to medium-low toast.
- In a shallow bowl, combine all the other ingredients except maple syrup.
- Dip the toast into the egg mixture, coating each side.
- Place toasts on griddle and cook until browned on each side.
- Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup on the side.
The spices give this version of French Toast a nice holiday flavor, and toasting the bread before dipping it into the egg mixture keeps it crunchy and firm, not soggy.
With maple syrup:
And delicious berries (which, by the way, the Husband bought in bulk at Costco on Monday. Thatâ€™s why you are seeing so many berries in November!):
Nom, nom, nom!
Since Iâ€™ve taken this week off from running due to my calf injury (which feels 90% better!), Iâ€™ve been doing lots of yoga and strength moves. I was JUST thinking how Iâ€™ve let my strength training fall to the wayside as my mileage increased when Angela posted the Whittle My Middle Challenge.
The goal of Whittle My Middle is to do 6 â€“ 10 minutes of abdominal exercises 5 days a week in addition to your regular cardio and healthy eating habits.
My ab strength is TERRIBLE (I have trouble holding a 30 second plank!) so this challenge seems right up my alley. With Angela motivating me to stick to it, I know I can! Check out Angelaâ€™s Whittle My Middle Challenge for the list of ab exercises weâ€™ll be doing. Iâ€™m going to use Online Stopwatch to ensure I do at least 6 minutes a day. Also, Iâ€™ll be taking measurements and photographs on at the â€œbefore,â€ â€œhalf way,â€ and â€œafterâ€ points today, November 25, and December 9th, respectively.
My goal is to achieve a stronger core so Iâ€™m less prone to back pain. I also hope stronger abs will make me a better runner (of course, it always goes back to running!).
Whoâ€™s in? Off to do my exercises right now!
PS â€“ Anatomy class is canceled AGAIN! I feel bad my professor is sick, but this is AWESOME.