Since I am headed to Florida for the Walt Disney World Food and Wine Festival, you can be sure What I Ate Wednesday will be extended this week, but for now, I did want to share some of the amazing food finds, and delicious things I have had this over the past few days, that you just might want to enjoy as well.
And since this item is blowing up on the blog world, not to mention it is absolutely delicious, it needs to be number one on the list!
Oh. My. Gosh. Heaven in a bag!
I first saw this a few weeks ago on Krissie J.’s blog, when she made one of my personal favorites, French toast. So not to be a total copycat, I made my own version and it was to die for.
(pictured without greek yogurt topping, but you better believe it was piled high!)
Fabulously Fall French Toast For One
- 4 slices of Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Swirl Bread
- ½ Cup Egg Whites (Or 2 Regular Eggs)
- Tiniest dash of vanilla extract
- Cinnamon (loads if you are like me 🙂 )
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Your preference of syrup (this is where I am ashamed to admit I use Sugar Free Log Cabin L )
1. Heat that skillet on high and add the bread for a nice sear on one side
2. Flip when read and brown the second side
3. Top with greek yogurt and syrup
4. Try not to devour the plate in 3 seconds because it’s so darn good
Easy-Peasy, totally non-original French toast recipe, but yummy, nonetheless. Try this ASAP. You will so not be disappointed.
And while we are on the subject of pumpkin….
Here is a little side note about me and these bagels.
I posted them on my facebook wall last week when I first found them on my grocery shelves. I got tons of comments, filled with excitement, singing the carbs’ praises, and still, I could not bring myself to purchase the bag.
Bagels and I have a love-hate relationship (this is pretty much true for all carbs actually) because they are my biggest fear food group.
I have a completely illogical phobia of fats as well, but carbs to me taste so good that I literally could eat three bagels in a sitting, which is why I have totally avoided them for years. This sounds rational, right? NO!
So the night I posted the picture I did not purchase this amazing breakfast find, BUT, Ryan was with me one afternoon as I stopped at the store to pick up some seltzer and other odds and ends we needed before Florida, and he helped me buy my arch nemesis.
Thank gosh he did, because they are pretty darn good. Top them with nut butter, plain greek yogurt, apple butter, even toasted but completely plain. They are awesome!
Aside from helping me conquer my bagel fear, Ryan was also sweet enough to attend my Sunday morning Zumba class. And after he moved and shook it all over the dance floor, I knew I owed him big time…which translated into lunch at Chipotle.
I personally think I got off easy here because I absolutely LOVE Chipotle. I tell you all the time we do not go out for meals often, and we really don’t, but if you were to offer me a trip to Panera, Pita Pit or Chipotle, I would be all over it!
I love the fact that Chipotle offers fresh ingredients, and you can build a meal right in front of you. Part of this is probably because my eating disordered completely ridiculous mind feels like when things are prepared out of my sight the chef is hiding all sorts of fats, oils, butter, and everything scary all within my dish, but the other reason I love the make-as-you-go meal, is you can totally pester for more delicious veggies or pico…definitely a plus.
Since this weekend I did five hours of relatively strenuous exercise, I felt a little more bold and went for some challenging items on my salad; pinto beans, barbacoa, and guacamole.
All three of these items are fabulous for you, especially post work-out, but the extra-carbs the beans add used to make me cringe, beef was always a difficult meat for me to wrap my head around, and the fat in guacamole pretty much always ruled it out of my diet. But thank gosh I let my healthy voice take over because this salad was DELICIOUS.
This may just have to be a Sunday tradition now that I have opened myself up to some new choices.
And now I must finish getting ready to head to the airport.
Hopefully I will still be posting regularly but I make no guarantees!
For now I leave you with a little preview to our trip, by sending you to a guest post I did for Healthy Disney, on finding balance while still having fun at WDW Food and Wine Festival:
What was the best thing you found at the store this week??