I LOVE when Ryan is on day shift. It means he leaves for work around 6:15 so I usually make breakfast for us to enjoy together. One of my husband’s biggest complaints about my disordered eating habits is that we very rarely eat the same things. I never pick just one dish to make for dinner, there are always two choices…one for me and one for him. So in an effort to amend my behavior I have made small changes to help our meal times together seem more uniform. This morning was one example.
Along with the giveaway packages Great Harvest was nice enough to send me some goodies to try! One thing that was included was a nice big loaf of “Main Line Crunch,” which Debbie (the owner) explained contains cranberries, raisins, pecans, oats and 9 grain mix. It is dense and chewy and really delicious by itself, but last night as I was dreaming of breakfast…since it is my favorite meal of the day and I do this pretty much every night before I go to bed…and I thought, “DUH! that bread would make an awesome french toast!”
Now, I have an obsession with french toast. It was always a big fear food of mine because you always see these heaping, buttery portions at restaurants. But then I considered that I could easily “health-ify” the dish at home, make TONS of variations, and it was a really excellent way to get all my basic nutrients in a power-packed breakfast (or sometimes lunch, or dinner 🙂 )
For Ryan’s French Toast I mixed the standard…
3 Slices of Main Line Crunch
And let the bread soak for a few minutes while the pan heated up. Then I added the bread, flipped it when it was ready and threw it in a bowl. Obviously he needed some fruits so I topped it with a white peach and some strawberries…with just a dash of powdered sugar and a drizzle of syrup to accentuate the sweetness .
For mine I used:
1/2 Slice of Main Line Crunch
1 Slice of Honey Whole Wheat (another item Debbie was nice enough to send!)
Followed the same instructions as above…
And topped it with plain greek yogurt, some Naturally More flax-seed Peanut Butter, Fresh Strawberries, and a smidge of syrup.
I really think this is my favorite breakfast in the entire universe normally, but it tastes entirely different using a thick, doughy, fresh bread rather than Sara Lee’s Light Wheat. I mean, obviously there is no comparison!
I hope everyone else enjoys their breakfast! I know I did 🙂