10. Make your french toast healthier
Here’s a surprising way to make french toast that is quite clever and tasty. By replacing whole milk and whole eggs with low-fat yogurt and egg whites, you remove much of the fat and swap in a little extra life. Hurray.
6 ounces low-fat yogurt (plain, or any flavor)
1/4 cup water
2 egg whites
6 slices day-old multigrain bread (or 12 slices if you are using a skinnier baguette)
3 teaspoons olive oil
Fresh fruit (optional)
Mint for garnish (optional)
1. If yogurt has chunks of fruit in it, blend with water in a blender.
2. In a pie pan or other shallow pan, whisk together yogurt, water, and egg whites; dip bread on both side in the yogurt mixture.
3. Heat a small frying pan to medium-high heat and spread 1/2 teaspoon of olive in the pan.
4. Cover and cook soaked bread in the pan for 2 to 3 minutes on both sides, or until lightly browned.
5. Continue with each bead slice, adding 1/2 teaspoon olive oil per slice.
6. To make a quick fresh fruit “compote,” toss together mixed berries or fruit of your choice with a small splash of maple syrup and let sit for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The fruit will soften slightly and begin to make a juicy syrup that is prefect with the french toast. Garnish with mint if you have a pinch on hand.