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Hungry Girl Today: 11.28.06
CHEW THE RIGHT THING
HGs Cinnamonlicious French Toast!
French toast is one of those breakfasts you dream about. It's decadent,
delicious, warm, doughy, and just plain AWESOME. It's also something you
THINK you need to avoid if you're counting calories. Wrong-o, people! HG
has been slaving over her trusty frying pan yet again (she loves that thing!),
this time concocting super-delicious and EXTREMELY guilt-free french toast.
HG Tip: Try this stuff on Monday mornings and you'll actually have a reason
to get out of bed.
3 slices Wonder Light White Bread
1/3 cup Egg Beaters, Original
1/2 oz. Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup OR 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (divided)
1 packet SPLENDA
Combine Egg Beaters with vanilla syrup (or extract) and half of the
cinnamon. Use the egg mixture as an egg wash, and dip your bread into it.
Cook in a pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. When both sides are
brown, plate those suckers and sprinkle em with Splenda and the remaining
cinnamon. This stuff is super on its own, but feel free to serve it up with
sugar-free maple syrup, sugar-free jelly, some fresh berries, and/or some
Fat Free Reddi-wip. Of course your nutritionals will vary accordingly, but with
such low calorie and fat counts, you can afford to splurge a little...
Serving Size: Entire recipe
HG Heads Up: Feel free to make just two slices of the stuff. We used THREE
for our recipe to make it a more fair comparison!
Dennys French Toast
When we saw the 1,261-calorie, 79-fat-gram price tag on Dennys so-
called Fabulous French Toast Platter, we had to laugh. Then, we wanted to
cry. But once we hopped off that emotional roller coaster, we needed to
figure out where all the crazy calories and fat grams were coming from. We
figured most of those high nutritionals HAD to be coming from greasy,
horrendous b-fast meats and/or mounds of butter & syrup. But we were flat
wrong. Just the plain old french toast on that plate alone contains over
1,000 calories and 54 fat grams! Yowsa! Truth is, egg-battered, pan-fried
bread is usually NOT a healthy option. That is, until HG gets her breakfast-
loving paws on it. French toast lovers -- just head into the kitchen and whip
up a batch of HGs crazy-good Cinnamonlicious French Toast. Weeee! (Or
should we say, Ouiiiii!?)
Serving Size: 3 slices (no toppings, no sides, nothin!)
***Today's email is dedicated to Mischief, a much loved friend of Hungry
Girl's. Mischief was a fun, sweet, gentle cat who spent his days lounging at
the Hungry Girl HQ as we created recipes, tasted foods, and wrote our daily
emails. Yesterday at sundown we had to say goodbye to Mischief, but he will
live in our hearts forever. He was 21 years old. Mischief's favorite snack
treat was Greenies -- I have no idea if they are low in calories or fat, and I
don't care. --Lisa
Chew on This:
Today, November 28th, is National French Toast Day. If you've already
eaten breakfast, have HG's Cinnamonlicious French Toast for dinner!
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