New! Recipe of the Week

By · March 20, 2011 · Dieting Healthy Eating Nutrition Weight Loss · Leave a comment

I have some exciting news!

After reviewing many Feedback Forms from all of you, the common request is for more food ideas. So in an attempt to lift you even higher in your quest for good health, I am starting a new weekly recipe series.

Starting this week, I will be sending a quick, easy recipe for either a meal or a snack following the Lighten Up! guidelines. The hitch is that these recipes will be really clean and healthy for you. And of course, fast! My goal is to introduce you to a new level of eating. And guess what? It will all be delicious (albeit a bit funky for some of you).

Remember to always try new things. Allow your taste buds to soar! The cleaner your eats, the lower the number on the scale, the higher your energy and the greater your health. It’s really that simple.

As always, I welcome your comments, suggestions and recipes.

Buono Appetito!


Healthier French Toast

Sometimes you’re just plain tired of eggs and toast in the morning. Here is a way to enjoy a decadent breakfast while keeping the same 3 basic ingredients of eggs, toast and fruit.

2 slices of 100% whole wheat bread
1 egg and 2 egg whites
1 tsp of cinnamon
Splash of milk
Pam or a little bit of olive oil
1/2 – 1 cup frozen berries  (any kind)

Take 1 egg and 2 whites and whisk them together in a bowl.  Add a splash of milk and 1 tsp of cinnamon (you can add more or less if you like).  Preheat the pan on medium with a mist of Pam or a drizzle of olive oil. Lay the 2 slices of bread in the milk/egg mixture. Really let them soak and turn over to coat both sides. Most of the liquid should be absorbed into the bread.

When the pan is warm, lay the French toast into the pan. Pour the excess egg mixture into the pan as well. Let the slices cook until golden brown on one side, then turn. Again cook until golden brown. Make sure the insides of the bread are cooked and not runny. I like to throw the slices into the microwave for a few seconds to fully cook the middle.

Measure out ½ -1 cup of frozen berries. Heat them gently on the stove or in the microwave until warmed through and the juices are flowing. Pour this warm mixture over the French toast.

Enjoy with a cup of hot green tea

Healthful Tip:  – The key is to avoid the syrup. Enjoy the natural sugars from the fruit.

Remember, this is two slices of bread. If you have this for breakfast, then you have had your bread for the day. This means no sandwich at lunch.

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