Nothing wrong with Shari’s Restaurant French Toast – tastes great, and meals like that fit right into my plan every week. But, my 5 Minute recipe also tastes great and is a BETTER option the rest of the time! Check out the recipe below.
It’s 9 PM — Diet killing time! Do you know where you’re cravings are?
I sure do — get them all the time (yes, even after 5 successful years on my plan). Sometimes, I need something NOW. Those times I never, EVER struggle or suffer — I want to love my diet and be happy — so you know what I do? Chew some celery? Uh, no. Nibble on a single chocolate square. Nope. I want to be satisfied and those little nibbles are the pathway to binging which is anything but satisfying. Instead, I EAT a delicious MEAL that includes foods to satisfy my cravings ASAP – usually within 5 minutes. French Toast on real bread is a good example.
Wait. Can you really eat a satisfying serving of French Toast made with REAL BREAD plus other food like Bacon for that actually tastes good, and has fewer calories than most salads and fewer carbs than an apple?
Yep. And you can have it ready to eat within 5 minutes too — But you gotta have just the right foods to make it work. Here’s how I do it:
5 Minute French Toast
- 2 Slices Sara Lee Delightful Whole Wheat Bread (90 Calories 19 carbs 5 g fiber for 2 SLICES)
- 2 Egg Whites
- Splash of Milk
- 2-3 thin slices Safeway Select Lean Ham (60 Calories 20 from fat for 2 ounces)
- Reddi Whip Whip Cream (or cool whip)
- 1/4 cup Maple Grove Farm Maple Flavored Syrup (this stuff is AWESOME. My kid had no idea it was sugar free!)
SKILLET (SEE NOTE 1 BELOW to make entire meal in microwave):
Preheat skillet to med-med high with cooking oil spray (Pam)
Mix egg whites and milk in bowl. Dunk bread in bowl to cover both sides and cook in skillet for 2-3 minutes or until egg mixture is firmly cooked onto the bread.
Roll up the slices of ham (not too firm) — microwave on high for 1-2 minutes (times will vary). Ham will come up browned on the edges and crispy throughout. (see note 3. below if you want REAL BACON instead of crispy ham)
Put toast on plate. Add a tablespoon of Reddi Whip to each slice while warm so it will melt and easily spread like butter. Then add the maple syrup over the top of each slice. 1/4 cup is a lot of syrup so you can pour a little on the side for dipping (more syrup = more satisfaction!)
EAT and ENJOY a meal that rivals a restaurant meal but has 1000+ fewer calories and 100+ fewer carbs not to mention a whole lot less fat–plus you’ll find some decent nutrition in there too – if that sort of thing is important to you 🙂
1) MICROWAVE OPTION: Toast the bread first then dunk in the eggwhite wash. Microwaving on high about 90 seconds. This is what is pictured above as I test all 5 minute meals in the microwave so I can eat them anywhere any time! Microwave doesn’t look as good as the skillet but tasted delicious!
2) Calories and carbs for the orange in the pic are not included in the above numbers. Add about 75 calories and 15 net carbs. A lower carb option would be to go with 1 cup sliced strawberries which are about 50 calories and 10 net carbs.
3) I get that “crispy ham” is not bacon. But it’s a really really good substitute with a FRACTION of the calories and fat. If I’m dying for bacon I’ll go with 2 slices center cut and the #’s are still solid (can also be made in the microwave).
4) The Reddi Whip is really low cal and carb but has fat to replace butter and sweetness to replace powdered sugar. Believe me, I love BOTH and don’t miss them one bit.
EET Webinar Wednesday May 1, 2013 6:30 PM
Tonight, EET Fitness will review 5 more examples of EET’s 5 Minute Meals and how they compare to the choices dieter’s (and most others) make when they decide they can no longer control their cravings or their hunger. You’ll see there are some great options out there that you can eat any time you like that will keep you very happy until your next Restaurant or Fun Meal (which I also enjoy several times weekly as part of my diet that’s allowed me to stay below my goal weight for 5 years).
(EET does NOT recommend you try ANY foods we review or strategies we discuss in our blog or other materials. We strongly recommend any and all eating, exercise and activity decisions should be thoroughly reviewed by your medical professional(s) before making any changes. Please read disclaimer below):