Monday, September 21, 2015

Stuffed French Toast with Berry Compote

Happy day -- I'm talking about food, again! Big surprise right?!

On a side note, it seems as though I always write about food after working out...

If you're just tuning in...

A delicious breakfast full of protein and nutrients will help you power through your day. For Better Breakfast Month I teamed up with BistroMD. Over the Last few weeks, with the help of MD, Dr. Cederquist and her husband, Ed Cederquist, I featured various healthy breakfast options created for BistroMD [crepes - pancakes - omelet]. 

Don't delay, now is the time to learn how to put a healthier spin on your favorite breakfast options, live a healthier lifestyle and make better breakfast choices.

I'm wrapping up Better Breakfast Month with the godfather of tasty breakfasts -- if there is a thing -- FRENCH TOAST. I'm not just talking about any french toast -- I'm talking about stuffed french toast with berry compote. Are you still with me or are you running to the store for ingredients?

What if I told you one serving plus two turkey sausage patties is only 400 calories?!  Invite the girls over this weekend pop some bubbly and gossip over Stuffed French Toast with Berry Compote 



Ingredients

French Toast
4 Slices Whole Wheat Bread
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Honey
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 tablespoons Milk of Choice
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
½ cup Ricotta, fat free
½ Neufchatel Cream Cheese

Berry Compote
1 ½ cups Mixed Berries, fresh or frozen

Turkey Sausage
2 natural turkey sausage patties (or any lean sausage to equal about 15 grams of protein)

Directions

French Toast
1. In a bowl, add ricotta, Neufchatel cream cheese, honey, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Mix well to combine and set aside.
2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. In a separate small bowl, add egg, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and milk. Wisk to thoroughly combine.
3. Dip bread into the egg mixture to coat and immediately place on hot skillet. Cook on each side 1-2 minutes and set aside. Repeat with remaining 3 slices.
4. When all 4 slices are cooked, cut each slice in half, diagonally. Add ¼ cup of Ricotta mixture to one half and add an unfilled half on top, to create a sandwich.
5. Garnish with additional cinnamon if desired and Berry Compote.

Berry Compote
1. Heat a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add the berries and allow to cook until they become a jam-like consistency.

Turkey Sausage
Serve with 2 natural turkey sausage patties or any lean sausage to equal about 15 grams of protein.

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